Moreover, the Mundt-Nixon bill discriminated between who
could and could not have free thought and speech, allowing some to
go forth without the chill of registration, while others, as
determined by the Attorney General, would have to conform to the law
and register as members of a subversive organization. Yet, such
disparate treatment could not coexist, as the repressive law would
trump the possibility of an open forum and lead to chilling of all,
for fear of offending the bill's strictures and causing the Attorney
General to identify a group as "subversive", seeking the
overthrow of the Government at the direction of a foreign
Government, thus required to register with criminal penalties for
failure to do so.
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