Jewish Congress Asks U.S. to Drop Employees Security Program

The United States Government was called upon by the American Jewish Congress yesterday to drop its Federal Employees Security Program and “study anew the possibility of relying entirely upon existing civil and criminal laws to protect the nation’s security.”

The suggestion by the AJC came in along memorandum written at the invitation of the Commission on Government Security and made public by Shad Polier, chairman of the AJC’s Commission on Law and Social Action.

If, after thorough study, it is found that the security program cannot be eliminated, then, according to the Congress memorandum, modifications should be introduced “to give the greatest possible protection to individual liberties and cause the least possible interference with government efficiency.” It proposed 16 specific recommendations for altering the program.

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