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Old 05-09-2017, 09:46 AM   #1
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Default California may end ban on communists in government jobs that has been on the books since the Red Scare of the 1940s and '50s

There's currently a law on the books in California that allows public employees to be fired for being a member of the Communist Party
It was enacted during the Red Scare of the 1940s and '50s
The Assembly passed a bill Monday that would eliminate that part of the law
Employees could still be fired for being members of organizations they know advocate for overthrowing the government by force or violence
The bill must also be passed by the Senate before it can be signed into law

Being a communist would no longer be a fireable offense for
California government employees under a bill passed Monday
by the state Assembly. The bill, authored by Assemblyman Rob
Bonta, D-Alameda, now goes to the Senate. Bonta is seen here
during a legislative session, in Sacramento, California in
August 2016
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Communism has been mandatory in California politics for decades.
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I can't stand commies, but the Red Scare ended decades ago. This law is an anachronism.
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