"Those of us who shout the loudest about Americanism in making character assassinations are all too frequently those who, by our own words and acts, ignore some of the basic principles of Americanism: The right to criticize; the right to hold unpopular beliefs; the right to protest; the right of independent thought."
- U.S. Senator Margaret Chase Smith (R-Maine), from her famous "Declaration of Conscience" speech in June 1950.
- John C.L. Morgan