We are fortunate to be living through interesting times. Life seems to have an intense urgency to it now, an edgy feeling of uncertainty and doubt. Having undergone a year of blistering, enervating and sometimes tragically comical presidential political campaigning, we emerged in November with an unexpected result. […]
In 1854, the “Know Nothing” American Party carried local elections in Boston, Salem and other New England communities. They swept the state of Massachusetts in the fall 1854 elections.
Before a nationwide television audience, Joseph Welch attacked McCarthy with the following words:
Joseph Nye Welch
“Until this moment, Senator, I think I have never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness….Senator. You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?