McCarthy, Gabriel were/are right

To the Editor:

In an Aug. 18 letter, Brigitte Gabriel’s organization, The American Congress For Truth, was accused as being a hate organization. That was according to The Southern Poverty Law Center, which is a far left wing organization. Its first president, Julian Bond, was a devout Communist. Being attacked by The Southern Poverty Law Center tells me Brigitte Gabriel must be on the right track.

The letter’s author claims it’s reminiscent of the McCarthyism of the 1950s. Senator McCarthy was the victim of McCarthyism.

After McCarthy’s Wheeling, W.Va., speech, Senate Resolution 231 was passed to look into the lax security of the State Department. Instead, Democrat Sen. Millard Tydings’ committee investigated McCarthy. McCarthy was unjustly demonized while the infiltration of pro-Soviet government employees went on unchecked.

Eventually, the declassification of the Venona papers and access to the Soviet archives proved McCarthy was right. — Matt Marcoullier, Long Prairie