"Those who do not believe in the ideology of the United States,
shall not be allowed to live in the United States."
Tom Clark
U.S. Attorney General, 1948
Address to the Cathedral Club of Brooklyn, 15 January 1948; cited in Caute, The Great Fear (1979), p. 15
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Are illegal wire taps, compelled compliance, victimless crimes, licenses, theft of the laborer's fruits, forced charity-health care-ID, war mongering, democracy, etc. congruent with that which united the states? NO!!! What is the ideology of the United States? If "a decent respect to the opinions of mankind" (Declaration of Independence) and the original Constitution (Article IV Section 4, the Bill of Rights, the entirety thereof, etc.) were the outline for the ideology of the United States, then the vast majority of all those currently associated with government would needs be escorted out (as according to th Attorney Genral's wishes).
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Note that the "United States" refers to the federal corporate 'United States' Inc. not the US Constitution. There is nothing in the Constitution that says that those that "do not believe in" a specific ideology shall not be allowed to live in the United States -- quite the contrary actually. The Cathedral Club is one of many 'secret' organizations that form part of the shadow world government dedicated to the fascist New World Order.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    About as paranoid, unpatriotic, antisocial and un-American as you can get.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
    I wonder if that means they would be allowed to leave, killed, or "re-educated"?
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
    Hum, I'm tempted to agree w/ this one... only because King George W so clearly does not believe in the ideology of the US (as Mike listed), and therefore he'd have to go! ;-)
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
     -- Anonymous      
     -- BLAAHHHHH, Nope     
    This quote is hypocritical and its "logic" is circular.
     -- Anonymous     
    you don't have to agree with our everyday decision, certain laws, all of our historical actions or the President. that isn't the ideology of the United States. If you don't believe in the IDEOLOGY of the United States - that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness - why do you live here? don't accept all this country has to offer and then reject it in the same breath.
     -- D, San Diego     
    I totally agree with him. If you can't back and live under the constitution, then get the hell out. There are numerous idiots who do not understand what our country was founded on, nor understand what he meant by this quote. Just like the quote: Love it or leave it. That's true. All men are not created equal. Only under the law. Another misconstruity of quotes. That is what was meant by it....Be greatful that you live in the greatest country on earth, because you do.
     -- Anonymous, Eastcoast     
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