The McCarran Act - Time to repeal

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    Sep 23, 2008 11:58 AM GMT
    In 1950 Congress passes the McCarran Act, also known as The Internal Security Act of 1950, overriding Harry Truman's veto. The act provides for severe restrictions on civil liberties, suspension of free speech, and placing of undesirable Americans in concentration camps. The act has never been repealed.

    Isnt it about time to repeal this law?
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    Sep 23, 2008 12:49 PM GMT
    Funny you should mention it. ...I couldnt sleep all last night worrying about this ... icon_rolleyes.gif

    dude, wtf?
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    Sep 23, 2008 3:50 PM GMT
    sfinboston saidIn 1950 Congress passes the McCarran Act, also known as The Internal Security Act of 1950, overriding Harry Truman's veto. The act provides for severe restrictions on civil liberties, suspension of free speech, and placing of undesirable Americans in concentration camps. The act has never been repealed.

    Isnt it about time to repeal this law?


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarran_Internal_Security_Act

    "Much of the Act has been repealed, but some portions remain intact. For example, violation of Section 797 of Title 50, United States Code (Section 21 of "the Internal Security Act of 1950"), which concerns security of military bases and other sensitive installations, may be punishable by a prison term of up to one year."