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Freedom for All....

Posted on the 17 February 2012 by Mikeb302000
My dad used to tell me that the Soviet Constitution sounded pretty democratic if you read it, but as we all know, it was hardly a democratic soceity.
Likewise, for all it's "we the people language" (yeah, you were one of the people if you were a white, male, landowner), the US constitution can also be pretty anti-democratic.
But, in this case, we are talking about silent film star Charlie Chaplin, who was alleged to have communist sympathies by J. Edgar Hoover. Unfortunatly, MI5 found that Chaplin, who grew up in London before moving to the US, had left-wing sympathies but nothing more. At the time of the investigation, Chaplin had been refused entry back into the US after attending a film premiere in London.

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