What did Palmer consider “the real menace of communism”? What did he  

propose to do “to clean up the country”?

Why did he believe Congress ignored “the seriousness of these vast organizations that were plotting to overthrow the Government”? What evidence did  

Palmer believe showed that “ ‘Reds’ were criminal aliens”?


. In what ways did the “blaze of revolution” sweep “over every American institution of law and order”? What evidence did Palmer cite of this “prairie-fi re”?  

What legal basis did Palmer claim for his actions?