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Is the ACLU a Democrat Operation?

Posted on 11/15/2005 12:23:24 PM PST by gotnvols

For years I have been wondering why the ACLU has not been branded a “Democrat Operation” or “An Arm of the Democrat Party”.

Are any of the leaders or volunteers Republican??

Do they get any funding from Republicans??

Should we be calling them "The Democrat Funded ACLU"??

KEYWORDS: aclu; democrat
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1 posted on 11/15/2005 12:23:25 PM PST by gotnvols
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To: gotnvols

Is the pope German?

2 posted on 11/15/2005 12:25:04 PM PST by RexBeach ("The rest of the world is three drinks behind." -Humphrey Bogart)
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To: gotnvols

"Do you think that's air you're breathing?!"

3 posted on 11/15/2005 12:25:53 PM PST by TBarnett34 (Hillary Clinton IS the Great Satan.)
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To: gotnvols

Marxist. Well, same thing.

4 posted on 11/15/2005 12:26:04 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: gotnvols

I don't know! What do you think??

5 posted on 11/15/2005 12:26:18 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: gotnvols

Imagine that....joined Free Republic today just to post this. Welcome.

6 posted on 11/15/2005 12:26:23 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." Pope JPII)
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To: gotnvols

Other way around...

7 posted on 11/15/2005 12:26:26 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (I'm going to quit procrastinating - starting tomorrow.)
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To: gotnvols
"The ACLU was founded in the 1920s by Roger Baldwin and Crystal Eastman, described as a "progressive" and "the perfect feminist."

Earl Browder was general secretary of the Communist Party of the United States from 1930 through its dissolution in 1944. When the party was reconstituted as the Communist Political Association later that year, Browder was chosen as its president. Browder proudly proclaimed that the ACLU functioned as "a transmission belt" for the party. To deny the ACLU's founding was attached at the hip to communist organizations is to deny what can easily be proven as truth. "


8 posted on 11/15/2005 12:27:33 PM PST by Paradox (Just because we are not perfect, does not mean we are not good.)
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To: gotnvols

Is Howard Dean manic-depressive?

Does Teddy Kennedy drink?

Does Hillary have a fat ass?

Is Chucky Schumer a putz?

9 posted on 11/15/2005 12:27:41 PM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: gotnvols

Welcome to FR...

10 posted on 11/15/2005 12:27:50 PM PST by ConservativeTerrapin (Lt. Gov. Michael Steele For Maryland Senate!)
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To: gotnvols

Welcome to FR!

I think the answers to these questions can be found on the ACLU webpage- don't they have an About section, or Our Goals?

A better post would be to go there, or do other research, and post the results here, rather than post an open trolling.

11 posted on 11/15/2005 12:28:12 PM PST by DBrow (Ezex! Here it is!)
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To: gotnvols

They're actually funded by aliens.

13 posted on 11/15/2005 12:28:58 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: gotnvols

Ask yourself this question: Does the ACLU version of the Bill of Rights include the Second Ammendment?

14 posted on 11/15/2005 12:29:19 PM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: gotnvols
communist...anti-american.....uber liberal organization...

That is working to strip and reinterpret the constitution in its own way... Yeah thats the ACLU For ya.
15 posted on 11/15/2005 12:31:17 PM PST by Americanwolf (Support the Minutemen Civil Defense Corp...Doing the Job our government won't !)
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To: Keith in Iowa
"Other way around..."
Ya hit the nail on the head... with all the tax free donation from ACLU, they're much more than just to fund the DIMs!!!
16 posted on 11/15/2005 12:32:27 PM PST by Toidylop
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To: gotnvols
IIRC, they were founded to defend Communists.

From their own site

The ACLU was founded by Roger Baldwin, Crystal Eastman, Albert DeSilver and others in 1920.

On January 17, 1931, the Special House (of Representatives) Committee to Investigate Communist Activities in the United States issued a report which stated the following:

“The American Civil Liberties Union is closely affiliated with the communist movement in the United States, and fully 90% of its efforts are on behalf of Communists who have come into conflict with the law. It claims to stand for free speech, free press, and free assembly; but it is quite apparent that the main function of the ACLU is to attempt to protect the communists in their advocacy of force and violence to overthrow the Government, replacing the American flag with a red flag and erecting a Soviet Government in place of the republican form of government guaranteed to each State by the Federal Constitution…Roger N. Baldwin, its guiding spirit, makes no attempt to hide his friendship for the communists and their principles.”

17 posted on 11/15/2005 12:37:48 PM PST by El Gato
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To: gotnvols

Former conservative GOP congressman Bob Barr of Georgia was hired by the ACLU and may still be working there. Also, I believe former GOP House majority leader Dick Armey of Texas did some work for the ACLU.

18 posted on 11/15/2005 12:39:04 PM PST by drjimmy
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To: Paradox
Please pass this along , spread the word.

Hi Paradox,

I got a very interesting article from another Freeper that exposes the lies of the Democrats/Liberals/MSM and those of the " Political Correctness " crowd.

I told Freeper ( defconw ) that I will do my best to help spread the word, and send this to as many people as I can.

We need to organize now to counter the Liberals lies, Democrats lies, MSM lies, not only the lies that they are trowing at President Bush and his administation, but, against all Conservatives/Republicans, and most important, those who love America.

We need to shout this from the roof tops.
Please send this to as many people as you can.

Re: The Tony Snow Show, Thursday, November 10, 2005 From defconw | 11/10/2005 12:33:51 PM PST replied

Check this out.

Unmasking Political Correctness by William S. Lind

In this edition, Paul Weyrich refers to

"cultural Marxism."

He asked me, as Free Congress Foundation's resident historian, to write this column explaining what cultural Marxism is and where it came from.

In order to understand what something is and what to do about it, you have to know its history.

Cultural Marxism is a branch of western Marxism, different from the Marxism-Leninism of the old Soviet Union.

It is commonly known as

( "multiculturalism" or, less formally, Political Correctness. )

From its beginning, the promoters of cultural Marxism have known they could be more effective if they concealed the Marxist nature of their work, hence the use of terms such as


Cultural Marxism began not in the 1960s but in 1919, immediately after World War I.

Marxist theory had predicted that in the event of a big European war, the working class all over Europe would rise up to overthrow capitalism and create communism. But when war came in 1914, that did not happen.

When it finally did happen in Russia in 1917, workers in other European countries did not support it.

What had gone wrong?

Independently, two Marxist theorists, Antonio Gramsci in Italy and Georg Lukacs in Hungary, came to the same answer:

Western culture and the Christian religion had so blinded the working class to its true, ( Marxist class interest that Communism was impossible in the West until both could be destroyed. )

In 1919, Lukacs asked,

"Who will save us from Western civilization?"

That same year, when he became Deputy Commissar for Culture in the short-lived Bolshevik Bela Kun government in Hungary, one of Lukacs's first acts was to introduce sex education into Hungary's public schools.

He knew that if he could destroy the West's traditional sexual morals, he would have taken a giant step toward destroying Western culture itself.

In 1923, inspired in part by Lukacs, a group of German Marxists established a think tank at Frankfurt University in Germany called the Institute for Social Research.

This institute, soon known simply as the Frankfurt School, would become the creator of cultural Marxism.

To translate Marxism from economic into cultural terms, the members of the Frankfurt School - - Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, Wilhelm Reich, Eric Fromm and Herbert Marcuse, to name the most important - - had to contradict Marx on several points.

They argued that culture was not just part of what Marx had called society's "superstructure," but an independent and very important variable.

They also said that the working class would not lead a Marxist revolution, because it was becoming part of the middle class, the hated bourgeoisie.

Who would?

( In the 1950s, Marcuse answered the question: a coalition of blacks, students, feminist women and homosexuals. )

Fatefully for America, when Hitler came to power in Germany in 1933, the Frankfurt School fled - - and reestablished itself in New York City.

( There, it shifted its focus from destroying traditional Western culture in Germany to destroying it in the United States. )

To do so, it invented

"Critical Theory."

What is the theory?

( To criticize every traditional institution, starting with the family, brutally and unremittingly, in order to bring them down. )

It wrote a series of

( "studies in prejudice," which said that anyone who believes in traditional Western culture is prejudiced, a "racist" or "sexist" of "fascist" - - and is also mentally ill. )

Most importantly, the Frankfurt School crossed Marx with Freud, taking from psychology the technique of psychological conditioning.

( Today, when the cultural Marxists want to do something like "normalize" homosexuality, they do not argue the point philosophically. )

They just beam television show after television show into every American home where the only normal-seeming white male is a homosexual (the Frankfurt School's key people spent the war years in Hollywood).

After World War II ended, most members of the Frankfurt School went back to Germany.

But Herbert Marcuse stayed in America.

He took the highly abstract works of other Frankfurt School members and repackaged them in ways college students could read and understand.

In his book "Eros and Civilization," he argued that by freeing sex from any restraints, we could elevate the pleasure principle over the reality principle and create a society with no work, only play (Marcuse coined the phrase, "Make love, not war").

Marcuse also argued for what he called

( "liberating tolerance," which he defined as tolerance for all ideas coming from the Left and intolerance for any ideas coming from the Right. )

In the 1960s, Marcuse became the chief "guru" of the New Left, and he injected the cultural Marxism of the Frankfurt School into the baby boom generation, to the point where it is now America's state ideology.

( The future goal of conservatism must include unmasking multiculturalism and political correctness and tell the American people what they really are: cultural Marxism. Its goal remains what Lukacs and Gramsci set in 1919: destroying Western culture and the Christian religion. )

It has already made vast strides toward that goal.

( But if the average American found out that political correctness is a form of Marxism, different from the Marxism of the Soviet Union but Marxism nonetheless, it would be in trouble. )

The next conservatism needs to reveal the man behind the curtain - - old Karl Marx himself. William S. Lind is Director for the Center for Cultural Conservatism of the Free Congress Foundation.

The Free Congress Foundation's website,,

Includes a short book on the history and nature of cultural Marxism, edited by William S. Lind.
It is formatted so you can print it out as a book and share it with your family and friends.
19 posted on 11/15/2005 12:41:44 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: gotnvols

I believe I heard the reporter George Putnam recall how they started out as the American Communist Lawyers Union decades ago.
Since then, the closest ties they have toward their goals are in common with Democrats and often Libertarians who are social liberals on many issues.

20 posted on 11/15/2005 12:42:31 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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