Monday, May 8, 2017

California may end ban on communists in government jobs | The Sacramento Bee

California may end ban on communists in government jobs | The Sacramento Bee: Being a communist would no longer be a fireable offense for California government employees under a bill passed Monday by the state Assembly.

Lawmakers narrowly approved the bill to repeal part of a law enacted during the Red Scare of the 1940s and '50s when fear that communists were trying to infiltrate and overthrow the U.S. government was rampant. The bill now goes to the Senate.

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