The Amendments Woodrow Wilson Supported for the Sedition Act

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And I touched on this yesterday and I want to tell you about Woodrow Wilson a little bit more detail In addition to being a racist and a segregationist and a Democrat And a so called progressive And this is straight out of unfreedom of the press but nonetheless the facts are important During the course of World War I which will Wilson who had been a leaning progressive intellectual for decades supported a series of congressional amendments that Congress added to the so called espionage act Which collectively became known as the sedition act of May 16th 1918 Sedition act It was one of the acts passed under John Adams you'll recall And this act stated in part whoever when the United States is at war shall willfully utter print write or publish any disloyal profane scurrilous or abusive language about the form of government of the United States for the constitution of the United States Where the military or naval forces of the United States are the flag of the United States or the uniform of the army or the navy of the United States into contempt scorn Or disrepute shall be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000 back then It's big today was massive back then Or the imprisonment for not more than 20 years or both Provided that any employee or official of the United States government who commits any disloyal on patriotic or disloyal language or who and it abusive and violent matter criticizes the army or navy or the flag of the United States shall be at once dismissed from service

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