Present Day McCarthyism.

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Today there are many examples of McCarthyism that exist in the world around us. The fact that McCarthyism still exists is a little frightening. McCarthyism is still attacking people all over the world and it needs to stop. Here are a few things that are outrageous to think of. December 21, 2001 a tenured professor was fired for his assignment that he wanted his class to do. Sami al-Arian was fired for his beliefs and his way of trying to get American scholars to learn the ways of the Muslim people. This is only one example of McCarthyism there are a lot more.

A woman named Donna Huanca was on her way to work at a museum when to men confronted her and began to talk. The two men were from the FBI and were here investigating the report of un-American activities and wanted to see the exhibit. The exhibit was a film that showed the "secret wars" that contained many anti-war statements before September 11.

They asked many questions and took many notes. Then they left. McCarthyism attacked another girl, a freshman in college. Her name A.J. Brown was greeted by a knock on her front door of her dorm and two men from the secret service was at her door and he said there had been a report of un-American material in her apartment. When she said she didn't have anything like that they just said we heard you have an un-American poster in your apartment. The poster that they wanted to come in and get was of Bush holding a rope and saying 152 dead referring to the 152 people that died when he was the governor of Texas.

Another incident that caused much confusion was the firing of student teacher for his lesson and the...