Friday, July 03, 2009

Stop Taxpayer Funding of the ACLU Now

A couple of blogging friends at Otter Limits blog were discussing their support of the ACLU and I said I would reserve comment and post my opinion of the ACLU here. Like a lot of things that sound good at first listen or look good on paper, actual practical application ends up being completely opposite of the original intention.

Take Unions for example. Sounds good, their purpose is to protect the worker against overbearing and underpaying employers... but in reality they do little for the employee, rack up millions in membership fees and then give it to the Democrat party without members consent who in turn increases Union influence and power and as we have seen in the auto industry, Unions can/will bankrupt a company leaving employees... unemployed.

How about "Planned Parenthood"... it sounds like a good idea. Helping people plan to be parents... uhhh not so fast sparky. Planned Parenthood is nothing more than an abortion factory... there is no information on becoming a parent available at Planned Parenthood... I know this because I have called them asking for information on with fertility issues... and they have zero.

Such is the case with the ACLU.
Defending those who cannot defend themselves.... (as long as they are leftists, liberals or Democrats) sounds like a good idea on the surface.

Here is a list I found of the top 10 reasons to oppose/stop the ACLU.

10. The ACLU was founded by self proclaimed Communists, with communist ideals, communist goals, and they continue to impose a Communist like agenda on America daily. The founder of the ACLU, Roger Baldwin stated clearly…

"My chief aversion is the system of greed, private profit, privilege and violence which makes up the control of the world today, and which has brought it to the tragic crisis of unprecedented hunger and unemployment…Therefore, I am for Socialism, disarmament and ultimately, for the abolishing of the State itself…I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.”

9. The ACLU does not believe in the Second Amendment.

ACLU POLICY: “The ACLU agrees with the Supreme Court’s long-standing interpretation of the Second Amendment [as set forth in the 1939 case, U.S. v. Miller] that the individual’s right to bear arms applies only to the preservation or efficiency of a well-regulated militia. Except for lawful police and military purposes, the possession of weapons by individuals is not constitutionally protected. Therefore, there is no constitutional impediment to the regulation of firearms.”ACLU Policy #47

#8. Their outright hatred of the Boyscouts. They are currently doing everything in their power to hurt this organization. They attacked their free speech right to exclude gays, and are threatening schools, and fighting in court to get their charters shut down. The oppose the military supporting them, and will sue the pants off any school that attempts to charter them.

#7. The ACLU are pro-death. Not only is the ACLU Pro-abortion, it’s the ACLU’s top priority. As a matter of fact, the ACLU has fought against the free speech rights of those that oppose it. If its abortion or euthanasia, as long as its pro-death you can count on the ACLU to support it. The only exception to the ACLU’s pro-death stance, is if it involves a convicted criminal; in this case they are against death.

#6. The ACLU advocate open borders. Not only have the ACLU opposed the Minute Men, a group who are simply exercising their freedom of speech, protesting and stepping up where the government is failing, but they have helped illegals cross the border.


#5. The ACLU is anti-Christian. The list is endless on this one. Under the guise of “separation of Church and State”, the ACLU have made a name for their self on being rabidly anti-Christian. This is one area where they are most hypocritical. They oppose tax exemptions for all churches, but fight for them for Wiccans. They are against Christianity in school, but oddly remain silent as our children are taught to be Muslims. Whether its baby Jesus, ten commandments, or tiny crosses on county seals, the ACLU will be there to secularize America, and rewrite our history.

#4. The ACLU Opposes National Security. The ACLU have opposed almost every effort in the arena of national security. From the bird flu to bag searches, the ACLU have been against it. No matter what kind of search someone tries to do to protect people, the ACLU have proved they are against them across the board. Its kind of ironic that they don’t practice the principles they preach.

Take a walk into the NYCLU’s Manhattan headquarters - which it shares with other organizations - and you’ll find a sign warning visitors that all bags are subject to search.

#3. The ACLU Defend the enemy. They have a long history of this one. They defended the P.L.O. in 1985. They defended Quadafi in the 1980’s. And they continue today. They have told Gitmo detainees they have the right to remain silent, as in not talking to interrogators. One issue that really disturbs me is their refusal of funds from organizations such as the United Way that were concerned the money would be used to support terrorism.

In October of 2004, the ACLU turned down $1.15 million in funding from two of it’s most generous and loyal contributors, the Ford and Rockefeller foundations, saying new anti-terrorism restrictions demanded by the institutions make it unable to accept their funds.

“The Ford Foundation now bars recipients of its funds from engaging in any activity that “promotes violence, terrorism, bigotry, or the destruction of any state.”

The Rockefeller Foundation’s provisions state that recipients of its funds may not “directly or indirectly engage in, promote, or support other organizations or individuals who engage in or promote terrorist activity.”

#2. The ACLU supports child porn distribution andn defends child molesters like NAMBLA.

As legislative counsel for the ACLU in 1985, Barry Lynn told the U.S. Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography (of which Focus on the Family President Dr. James C. Dobson was a member) that child pornography was protected by the First Amendment. While production of child porn could be prevented by law, he argued, its distribution could not be.

There is no doubt the The ACLU is perverting the Constitution.

#1. The ACLU fufills its agenda using my/your tax money. What more can I say on this one?

There are countless reasons the ACLU needs to be stopped. So don’t just stand by and complain, do something. Get involved. Here are some ways you can get involved to help us stop the ACLU.

Support and donate to organizations fighting them in Court. Here are the ones at the forefront.

ACLJ
Alliance Defense Fund
Thomas More Law Center
Join the Stop The ACLU Coalition
Help us write Churches to get involved.
Tell your Congress to support the Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005. This legislation seeks to limit attorney’s fees in Establishment Clause cases to injunctive relief only.

SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP TAXPAYER FUNDING OF THE ACLU

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5 Comments:

Blogger Red S Tater said...

Former congressman and Presidential candidate Duncan Hunter stood up to the ACLU and won in the case of the Soledad Cross Memorial. See The "ACLU vs The Cross"

and

Soledad Cross Memorial History Dateline

The cross still stands.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

I wrote a post about the ACLU supporting a conservative group in court a few years ago but for the life of me I can’t find it now. They have also supported the free speech rights of hate groups. That sure sounds like supporting the First Amendment to me.

I will be the first to admit that there are things that the ACLU does that I do not support but I think that they have a great mission. And while you’ve done a good job on outlining you opinion here Red, the only support documents that you site in your post is an organization whose sole purpose it is to attack and defeat the ACLU. Color me crazy, but I think your argument would hold more credence with a variety of support sources. But then again that would take a lot of time, and if you’re like me you just don’t have the time to bother. So it’s all good.

I hope you had a good Independence Day.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

Like I said... as is true with many things... the ACLU looks good in theory. It's actual application where they go off the rails on a crazy train.

The fact that you once saw an article somewhere that they once up on a time defended a conservative group or action... while daily attacking conservatives and religion is source enough don't you think?
-red

10:24 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

I don’t know enough one way or the other honestly Red. I sure don’t trust the opinion of the group that you cited but that’s not to say that they haven’t made valid points. Considering I’m too poor to join the ACLU, then I guess it doesn’t really matter. I have thought that if I ever ran for office, I would make sure to join the ACLU and the NRA because I approve of both of their missions, while at the same time I think both are filled with a lot of total whack jobs.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

ahh the old "one foot in a bucket of ice and the other in a bucket of boiling water" which should make you perfectly comfortable in the middle theory huh?

Also sounds like it's a little of the Clinton tri-angulation take both sides of several key issues strategy to political success.

yeah, not my style.
-red

12:10 PM  

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