The American Legion has always opposed every form of radicalism and subversion regardless of whether it stemmed from Communists, Nazis, Fascists, or other similar groups.
The National Americanism Commission was established in 1919 at the first Annual Convention of the American Legion. The objectives of the Americanism Commission, of course, lie in the area of teaching Americanism, the positive variety, to the youth of our country. At the same time, the National Americanism Commission has made sure that proper emphasis is placed upon the Counter-Subversive Program and, in order to do this, Posts, Counties, Districts, and Departments are called upon to perform service in this very vital area.
The objective of the Legion’s Counter-Subversive program suggests that an enlightened and informed citizenry is the greatest deterrent to subversive influences within the U.S.