Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

POLICE STATE

Digests of resolutions adopted by the
Central Conference of American Rabbis
between 1889 and 1974

1. No free society can long survive if its citizens are encouraged or permitted to inform indiscriminately on one another. By creating an atmosphere of suspicion and fear, such informing inevitably becomes a vestibule to the police state. The repeated use of professional informers, motivated either by personal grudges or psychopathic needs of their own, destroys the morale of government officials and the confidence of the people. (1954, p. 54)