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Very few people seemed to take them or their allegations seriously. Some called it a return to McCarthyism, others used the term “witch hunt.” John McCain called the charges “unwarranted and unfounded.”

As for me, the real issue isn’t subversives in the government, but
the ones that are underground, quietly meeting and plotting to overthrow
the order of things.  History has shown that these types of groups have
enormous power to disrupt and can alter the status quo beyond
recognition. Present society doesn’t really have a chance.

In May 1792, a revolutionary group met under a buttonwood tree and signed a pact
that would create a socialist collective.  Rather than trust the market
to decide prices, they would set rates among themselves.  It read:

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