Month: March 2017

Lavender Scare, Eisenhower, and Executive Order 10450

My Country – Eisenhower Upped the Ante Justice Douglas argues that the severity of the Truman order could not compare to Eisenhower’s. Under Eisenhower, an suspected person was at once suspended in the interest of national security. The reasons included: sedition, espionage. communism association with a subversive group immoral conduct or sexual perversion. This last …

Executive Order 9835, Communists, and Harry S. Truman

Executive Order 9835

My Country – Executive Order 9835 On March 21, 1947, President Truman issued executive order 9835. As previously noted, the program forced federal employees to loyalty pledges.  “Loyalty boards were established to ascertain not only the ‘disloyal’ but also the ‘potentially disloyal’ employees. Appeals were allowed to a review board, but none to the courts.” …