• Petitioned Texas Legislature

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Overturn the anti-communist law

    1. CPUSA Houston
    2. Petition by

      CPUSA Houston

      Houston, TX

Texas state law declares that Communists are people who engage in violent actions intended to overthrow the government. In reality, the CPUSA constitution declares that any party member who even advocates the violent overthrow of the government shall be expelled from the party.

Texas law forbids Communists from holding public office or even holding a state government job.

The law is contradictory and slanderous and is a violation of human rights and basic democratic principles.

This law, Title 5, Subtitle A, Chapter 557, Subchapter A & C as well as Sec. 557.022 should be overturned immediately.

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    • João Hinard de Pádua LISBON, PORTUGAL
      • over 2 years ago

      If a thief wants to steal your wallet, you won't propose him some money. That's why, if your boss asks you if you are a communist believer or not, you must feel free to answer eventually with your own dignity, but you must have the right to keep for yourself, your own political convictions if you want so. But one completely absurd and unfair law, is to forbid any worker of any part of the world, in any country, to fight for his human right do have his own job, only because of his political ideas. Freedom of speech, individual liberties that any democracy in the world, including USA, defend, should prevent their own citizens from facing this political crime and violation of fondamental civil rights. That's why I happily join this petition in solidarity with communists from al over the world, and right now especially with the americano ones...

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    • A A RIVERSIDE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      The claim "communists are violent" is a ridiculous generalization and the law itself is a relic of a time when most opinions in America were not based rationale, but a matter of whatever your government tells you to believe. In fact, that's the way it is now. But this particulary law makes that way too obvious

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    • Antonio Luque BARCELONA, SPAIN
      • over 2 years ago

      PORQUE ES TODO LO CONTRARIO, SON LOS QUE ESTÁN GOBERNANDO LOS QUE VIOLAN TODA CLASE DE DERECHOS HUMANOS. INCLUIDO LOS CRÍMENES DE GUERRA Y EL TERRORISMO IMPUESTO.

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    • Elizabeth Sidlow EATONTOWN, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Really???? Are we returning to McCarthyism? Do job applications in Texas read, "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?" This is appalling!

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    • Henry Lowendorf NEW HAVEN, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      The Texas establishment, the McCarthyites and the current gang of rightwingers are stuck in the 1950's when it was just dandy to attack people to deny them their Constitutional Rights. It's past time for Texas and the rest of the country to live up to the ideals that we claim for the USA.

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