New York's Cardinal Francis Joseph Spellman (1889 – 1967) wrote the attached editorial explaining why Marxism was the polar opposite of everything Americans holds dear:
"My sole objective in writing is to help save America from the godless governings of totalitarianism...if you believe with me that freedom is the birthright of the great and the small, the strong and the weak, the poor and the afflicted, then you would be convicted as I that [Socialism] is the antithesis of American Democracy."
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Although his membership in the Communist Party would not be known until he had already been out of the House of Representatives for six years, Hugh De Lacy (1910 – 1986) was easily recognized by his colleagues as quite the radical:
• In 1940 De Lacy voted against conscription and called for the defeat of all congressmen who support the military dictatorship
• Following the Nazi attack on the USSR a year later, he wanted to expand the draft pool to a far wider selection
• Serving as member of the Washington [State] Delegation in the 1940 Democratic convention, he offered the only "no" vote concerning the re-election of FDR on the grounds that he felt the president was a warmonger.