Originally Posted by Gatoragn
Like many of us, Mr. Reagan was a liberal in his youth when he had no assets for the government to take and give to others. Once Mr. Reagan became enlightened he abandoned the dark side and moved to the right of the political scale. Mr. Reagan was human and not perfect, but he remains (IMHO) the best President of my lifetime. Did Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill pull some fast ones in some of the bills signed during the Reagan years? Yep, but the last few Speakers of the House have been amateurs compared to Ole Tip.
Mr Reagan and Mr Disney ended up before the HUAC due to their jobs and influence in Hollywood. In the witch hunt called the McCarthy hearings anyone in the public eye that did not conform to what the good senator
thought was patriotic American behavior was summoned.
Remember now, this happened in America to American citizens. If you failed to answer the questions, or failed to answer in what the committee considered an acceptable manner (read: admit your guilt) you were either indicted for contempt of congress or blacklisted, never to work in your chosen field again. Sort of makes you wonder who was really
harming America, doesn't it?