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Senate Ervin Speech #460037

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 23, 1971
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(Studio) Senator Sam J. Ervin, Junior has devoted life to defense of individual rights.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) [ERVIN - says not government's function to protect citizens against assns. it deems dangerous or stigmatize citizens for assns. it considers hazardous; subversive activities control board empowered to do just that; government must permit Americans to think own thoughts without official instruction or intimidation; United States must be made secure by punishing people for crimes, not for thoughts or assns.; won't fear for United States security as long as love of liberty abides in citizens' hearts, truth remains free to combat error.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Chancellor, John

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