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The Truth About The American Civil Liberties Union
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD ^ | September 20, 1961

Posted on 10/29/2004 2:11:10 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Extension of Remarks of Hon. John H. Rousselot of California In The House Of Representatives Wednesday, September 20, 1961

Mr ROUSSELOT: Mr. Speaker, many people have becomed very concerned about the connections of certain persons involved in the affairs of the American Civil Liberties Union with Communist front groups. They are asking the question: Does the ACLU really promote adherence to rights guaranteed the individual by the Constitution?

Organizational Research Associates, the address of which is Post Office Box 51, Garden Grove, Calif., has prepared a pamphlet entitled, "The Truth About the American Civil Liberties Union," which I believe should be brought to the attention of every member of Congress and to the American public. Under unanimous consent, I include the pamphlet in the Appendix of the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:


"Masters of Deceit," J. Edgar Hoover, page 228: "Fronts probably represent the party's most successful tactic in capturing non-Communist support. Like mass agitation and infiltration, fronts espouse the deceptive party line (hence the term "front"), while actually advancing the real party line. In this way the party is able to influence thousands of non-Communists, collect large sums of money, and reach the minds, pens, and tongues of many high-ranking and distinguished individuals. Moreover fronts are excellent fields for party recruitment."

Dr. Fred Schwarz, executive director of the International Christian Anticommunism Crusade, "Communist Legal Subversion," page 75, HCUA: "Any attempt to judge the influence of Communists by their numbers is like trying to determine the validity of the hull of a boat by relating the area of the holes to the area which is sound. One hole can sink the ship. Communism is the theory of the disciplined few controlling and directing the rest. One person in a sensitive position can control and manipulate thousands of others."

One quick way to evaluate the ideology of organizations is through consideration of the statements and claims of their leaders. So it seems neccessary for a realistic appraisal of the civil rights policy of the American Civil Liberties Union that we develop the factual background of their prominent officials and leaders.

It has taken us months of painstaking research to prepare this pamphlet; it will take you only minutes to read it. So please read it and then pass it on and inform others of the information you are about to learn.

SECTION 1

These are a few of the past and present prominent officials and leaders of the American Civil Liberties Union.

1. Roger Baldwin, founder and guiding light of the ACLU for over 30 years, is now a member of the National Committee of the ACLU. Mr Roger Baldwin has a record of over 100 communist-front affiliations and citations (documented in detail, CONGRESSIONAL RECORD May 26, 1952). In an article written for Soviet Russia Today (September 1934), Roger Baldwin said: "When the power of the working class is once achieved, as it has been only in the Soviet Union, I am for maintaining it by any means whatsoever." "The class struggle is the central conflict of the world, all others are coincidental."

Entry of Roger Baldwin in the Harvard reunion book on the occasion of the 30th anniversary reunion of his class of 1905 (1935), "I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and sole control of those who produced the wealth: communism is the goal."

2. Dr. Harry Ward, first chairman of the ACLU. Dr. Harry Ward has a record of over 200 Communist front affiliations and citations listed by the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities (HCUA). Dr. Harry Ward was chairman of one of the largest Communist fronts to flourish in this country, "The American League for Peace and Democracy," which was placed on the Attorney General of the United States list of subversive organizations on June 1, 1948. Dr. Ward is the author of "Soviet Democracy" and "Soviet Spirit," two pro-Communist books which clearly show Dr. Ward's love for the Soviet system of government. The California Senate Fact Finding Committee on Un-American Activities, in their 1948 report, page 246, said: "The Communist affiliation of Dr. Harry F. Ward is indicative of the Communist sympaties of the members and sponsors of the "Friends of the Soviet Union."

3. Abraham L. Wirin, chief counsel for the Southern California Chapter of the ACLU, sometimes referred to as "Mr. ACLU."

In 1934 A. L. Wirin formed a law partnership with Leo Gllagher and Grover Johnson (reference: Daily Peoples World, Mar. 5, 1934, official publication of the Communist Party on the west coast). Mr Leo Gallagher ran for State office on the Communist Party ticket in 1936 and Grover Johnson, when asked by a governmental investigating agency if he had ever been a member of the Communist Party, refused to answer the question on the grounds that he might incriminate himself.

In 1954, A. L. Wirin was a candidate for the executive board of National Lawyers Guild (reference: Los Angeles Daily Journal, Jan 13, 1954). The National Lawyers Guild has been cited as a Communist Front organization by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HCUA) September 21, 1950. (Four years before, Mr. Wirin was a candidate for the executive board.)

4. Dr. Albert Eason Monroe, executive director of the Southern California Chapter of the ACLU:

In 1952, Dr. Albert Eason Monroe, U.S. Navy serial No. 316900, was discharged from the U.S. Naval Reserve under conditions other than honorable.

In 1950, Dr. Monroe was fired from his position as head of the English department of San Francisco college for refusing to sign a loyalty oath. (The purpose of loyalty oaths is to protect the unsuspecting individual from lending his name to a Communist cause and from becoming a Communist dupe. The requirements of loyalty oaths have multiplied the obstacles to the Communists in recruiting memberships for their front organizations and maintaining discipline over fellow travelers in Government service. Few people will swear to an oath knowing it to be false and knowing that they might be liable to indictment and imprisonment for perjury. This requirement places a most difficult hurdle in front of the Communists attempting to ensnare an unsuspecting recruit into their conspiracy.)

In 1953, Dr. Albert Eason Monroe was listed as being chairman of the Federation for Repeal of the Levering Act (ie., loyalty oaths), which was cited as being a Communist front organization by the California State Senate Committee on Education in its 1952 report to the State legislature.

5. Rev. A. A. Heist, executive director of the Southern California Chapter of the ACLU in 1952, and Dr. Monroe's predecessor. Rev. A. A. Heist was a signer of the statement to the President of the United States, defending the Communist Party (reference: Daily Worker Mar 5, 1941). In 1952, the Reverend Heist resigned his position in the ACLU to become director of a new organization which he founded, called the Citizens' Committee to Preserve American Freedoms (CCPAF). This organization is run by its executive secretary, Mr. Frank Wilkinson, an identified Communist. At a meeting of the district council of the southern California district of the Communist Party, United States of America, Dorothy Healy, well-known Communist and chairman of the district council, said, "The party preferred public protest meetings against the HCUA to be held by the Citizens Committee To Preserve American Freedoms rather than under party auspices because Communists could attend without danger of being exposed as party members." (Reference HCUA, H. Rept. 259, Apr 3, 1950, "Report on the Southern California District of the Communist Party". The Citizens Committee To Preserve American Freedoms was cited as being a Communist front organization by the HCUA on April 3, 1959.

The Reverend Heist stated in a speech to an audience of high school and junior college students in Pasadena that "the Constitution of the United States is outmoded, outdated, and impotent." (One of the stated goals of the ACLU is to preserve the Constitution.)

In 1948, the Reverend Heist protested the withdrawal of the use of their hall by Occidental College to an identified Communist poet, Langston Hughes, who was to speak on a poem of his entitled, "Goodbye, Christ," which called for "Christ, Jesus, Lord God Jehovah" to "beat it" and "make way for a new guy named Marx, Communist Lenin, Peasant Stalin, and worker me." (Reference: Hollywood Citizen News, February 26, 1948.) This would not be a strange protest from an atheistic Communist, but when it comes from a Methodist minister?

6. Carey McWilliams, a member of the national committee of the ACLU in 1948, who now figures prominently in the affairs of the ACLU, has been identified in sworn testimony, according to Government documents, as a member of the Communist Party. Carey McWilliams has a record of over 50 Communist-front affiliations and citations. He is the editor of "Rights," the official publication of the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee which has been cited as a Communist front by the HCUA (November 8, 1957).

7. Prof. William A. Kilpatrick, prominent member of the ACLU on the east coast, was for many years head of Teacherc College, Columbia University. In his book, "The Teacher and Society," published in 1939, Professor Kilpatrick said that "the revolution by force and violence was probably necessary in Russia, but it would not be necessary in America. Here, the same goals could be acheived by effectuating change within the framework of the Constitution."

8. William Z. Foster, former head of the Communist Party, United States of America, was a former member of the National Committee of the ACLU. 9. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, former member of the National Committee of the ACLU until 1940, is a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, United States of America.

In the report on "Communist Propaganda in America" (published 1935, A.F.L.) as submitted to the State Department, by William Green, the late president of the American Federation of Labor, Mr. Green states that: "During all the years since the establishment of the Soviet regime in Russia, propaganda in the United States has been conducted, not only through agencies directly set up by the Communist high command, but through agencies and organizations in which non-Communists of good standing and repute have been induced to participate. A careful studyof these organizations shows that they are so related through interlocking directorates that apparently some hundreds of organizations are dominated by an interlocking group of directors numbering not more than 60. Their tactics may perhaps be called the tactics of irritation, since their purpose is to create dissatisfaction as widely as possible and to bring into disrepute the authorities, and the established institutions of the country. As an example, the American Civil Liberties Union may be cited."

To support Mr. Green's statement of "the interlocking directorates," we discovered that when we looked at the record of the top 15 past and current leaders of the ACLU, we found that they had a combined record of over 1000 Communist front affiliations and citations.

Section II

What others think of the ACLU

1. Daily Worker, March 22, 1957. In reference to an ACLU meeting (New York chapter) featuring John Gates, editor of the Daily Worker, "it remains an axiom of our time, that to defend the rights of Communists is to defend the rights of all Americans." (We as a nation are forced to spend $50 billion a year to defend ourselves from the Communists.)

2. California Senate Fact Finding Committee on Un-American Activities, 1948 report, page 107: "The ACLU may be definitely classified as a Communist front or transmission belt organization." "At least 90 percent of its efforts are on behalf of Communists who come in conflict with the law."

3. House Committee To Investigate Communist Activities in the United States, report 2290 entitled, "Investigation of Communist Propaganda": "It is quite apparent that the main function of the ACLU is to protect the Communists in their advocacy of force and vilence to overthrow the U.S. Government."

4. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, special commission to investigate Communist avtivities: "The ACLU, with its front of respectability and with its large membership of sincere, worthy citizens, has provided important legal talent and a camouflage of decency behind which Communist forces have agitated and promoted their campaigns."

Section III

Odd Coincidences

1. The ACLU, long an advocate of unlimited freedom of the press and freedom of speech, asked Secretary of Defense Charles Wilson to withdraw a pamphlet entitled "How to Spot a Communist," prepared by the 1st Army and used by the Watertown, Mass., arsenal (New York Times, June 12, 1955).

2. The ACLU protested the publishing by the League of Decency of a list of movies and books that the league considered immoral. (Reference: Daily Worker, Mar. 22, 1957). (It has long been known that one of the primary aims of the Communist Party is to subvert the morals of the American public.)

3. The ACLU, when queried by Columnist Lawrence Fertig as to why "They did not defend the most basic of all civil liberties--the right of a man to earn his living without paying tribute to any other individual or private organization" (right to work laws in various States), replied, "there are no civil liberties grounds on which such statutes should be supported," (reference: Fortnights magazine, July 1955).

4. The ACLU has voiced the opinion many times that "they welcome investigation," but they unleash their vitriolic abuse upon the American Legion and brand the American Legion as a fascist group because they not only investigated the ACLU, but have requested the HCUA every year since 1953 to investigate the ACLU.

5. The ACLU has been the recipient of numerous grants from the Garland Foundation (American Fund for Public Service) which is the notorious bankroll for Communist front organizations. The Garland Fund is characterized by the California Senate Fact Finding Commission, 1948 report, page 247, as "the source of revenue for Communist causes is generally referred to as the Garland Fund."

The Garland Fund has also been cited by the United States House Special Committee on Un-American Activities as follows: "The Garland Fund was a major source for the financing of Communist Party enterprises," (reference: H. Rept. 1311, Mar 9, 1944).

Among those who have served as directors of the Garland Fund and who were directly responsible for the disbursement of funds to the different Communist Front organizations and who were or are now prominent members of the governing body of the ACLU are: Roger Baldwin, Harry F. Ward, William Z. Foster, Robert Morss Lovett, Morris L. Ernst, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Oswald Garrison Villard, and E. M. Borchard.

6. Frank Wilkinson, an identified Communist and chief hatchetman for the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee and the Citizens Committee to Preserve American Freedoms in the "Operation Abolition" program, who, so far as we know, is not even a member of the ACLU, seems to be so prominent in the affairs of the ACLU. Also, an odd coincidence that a new organization that has been formed and which calls itself the National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee (NCAHUAC) and has eight key members in the organization that have been identified as members of the Communist Party gives its mailing address at 617 North Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles 4, Calif., which is also the mailing address of the Citizens Committee to Preserve American Freedoms (CCPAF) and that of the 12 national committee members of the NCAHUAC, eight are currently officers or executive committee members of the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee (interlocking directorates?).

If any ACLU spokesman charges that this report is biased, our answer is that is is biased only on the side of Americanism--that its only fault for those who don't like it is its bias in favor of truth and fact. in our months of investigation we were unable to find one occasion where the ACLU has something good to say about America. We were able, however, to find many occasions where the ACLU and its leaders had something good to say about Soviet Russia or did something that would benefit Soviet Russia.

In our opinion, the ACLU and its brother organizations have mastered the technique of Josef Goebbels and practiced by the Moscow Communists to the nth degree. "Tell a lie, make it big, and tell it often enough so that soon everyone will believe it." They have been spouting forth the statement that "the rights of all Americans are being threatened" so long and so hard that already everyone is looking for the Gestapo FBI, the Fascist police, the minions of that inquisition, the HCUA, behind every bush and every telephone.

Deep down in the hearts of all good Americans we know that this is a lie and if we stop and think of its source, then we can look at it in its true light.

Nicolai Lenin said, "We must build communism with non-Communist hands," Please don't let it be your hands.

A Soviet dialectician's definition of a Communist front

George Dimitrov, "Advice to the Lenin School of Political Warfare," as quoted in the report of the American Bar Association Committee on Communist Tactics, Strategy and Objectives--CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, August 22, 1958, page 17719. "As Soviet power grows, there will be greater aversion to Communist Parties everywhere. So we must practice the techniques of withdrawal. Never appear in the foreground; Let our friends do the work. We must always remember that one sympathizer is generally worth more than a dozen militant Communists. A university professor, who, without being a party member, lends himself to the interests of the Soviet Union, is worth more than a hundred men with party cards. A writer of reputation or a retired general are worth more than 500 poor devils who don't know any better than to get themselves beaten up by the police. Every man has his value, his merit.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1961; aclu; communists; front

1 posted on 10/29/2004 2:11:10 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The ACLU refuses to defend the Second Amendment because they decided it's not a "real right" for the People.

Meanwhile, they defend pedophiles, murderers and the rest of the dregs of society to the detriment of all others.

The ACLU is just another Fifth Column cretin crew masquerading as an American organization.

2 posted on 10/29/2004 2:13:55 PM PDT by Prime Choice (Laura Bush is like everyone's sweetheart. Teresa Heinz-Kerry is like everyone's mother-in-law.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

There's a big surprise: Some folks think that the ACLU fronts for communist organizations?

Duh.


3 posted on 10/29/2004 2:14:13 PM PDT by wvobiwan (Kerry/Edwards Foreign Policy Slogan: Accept our surrender or we'll sue!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Death to the ACLU


4 posted on 10/29/2004 2:21:31 PM PDT by lormand (Dead People Vote DemocRAT)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Dennis Miller said, "The ACLU will take you to court to force you to take down a public Nativity Scene but they will defend the rights of a guy who gets drunk, stumbles into the scene and (blanks) the goat in the (blank)"
5 posted on 10/29/2004 2:23:46 PM PDT by elizabetty
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Judging by the excerpt from his book, it's clear that J. Edgar Hoover knew precisely what the communists were up to. He also seems very intelligent. It's no wonder he was slandered the way he was. I don't know much about him, but when I hear his name, a negative impression comes wafting in from my subconscious. I'm sure this is from years of unexamined exposure to the leftist charicature that exists in the various media -- Hoover as a paranoid nut, Hoover in a dress and high heels, etc. I used to get a similar impression of McCarthy, before I learned more about him.


6 posted on 10/29/2004 2:45:14 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

"I don't know much about him, but when I hear his name, a negative impression comes wafting in from my subconscious. I'm sure this is from years of unexamined exposure to the leftist charicature that exists in the various media -- Hoover as a paranoid nut, Hoover in a dress and high heels, etc. I used to get a similar impression of McCarthy, before I learned more about him."

This is the MO of today's left and the media:

"Members and front organizations must continually embarrass, discredit and degrade our critics … when obstructionists become too irritating, label them as fascist or Nazi or anti-Semitic … Constantly associate those who oppose us with those names that already have a bad smell. The association will, after enough repetition, become 'fact' in the public mind."

--CCCP 1943


7 posted on 10/29/2004 3:05:43 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (They should rename it to World Hugh instead of World Series!!!!)
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To: JesseJane

*...follow up


8 posted on 10/29/2004 3:08:48 PM PDT by JesseJane
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To: Tailgunner Joe

bookmark


9 posted on 10/29/2004 3:18:23 PM PDT by watchout
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To: ISeeStupidPoliticians
Contribute to the NRA
11 posted on 10/29/2004 3:34:25 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened."
~Norman Thomas, six-time Socialist Party presidential candidate and one of the founders of the ACLU

Bookmark Bump.

12 posted on 10/29/2004 3:34:53 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: ISeeStupidPoliticians
Help fight the ACLU!
13 posted on 10/29/2004 3:36:55 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: ISeeStupidPoliticians

Are you serious?


14 posted on 10/29/2004 3:40:16 PM PDT by vpintheak (Liberal = The antithesis of Freedom and Patriotism)
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To: ISeeStupidPoliticians
Get Involved!
15 posted on 10/29/2004 3:43:04 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: ISeeStupidPoliticians
Why is it ok to compromise on the 2nd amendment, but none of the others?

I think maybe this question should be directed toward the ACLU.

Gun Owners of America

18 posted on 10/29/2004 3:58:31 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: ISeeStupidPoliticians

Just do a google search for Conservative legal groups, political action committees, etc, and you will get a whole bunch of them. The ACLU is favored by the mainstream media, and that is why you hear so much about them. There are plenty of groups out there you just don'e hear about them. The American Center for Law and Justice comes to mind. We don't just sit and Bitch.


19 posted on 10/29/2004 4:03:21 PM PDT by vpintheak (Liberal = The antithesis of Freedom and Patriotism)
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To: ISeeStupidPoliticians
American Land Rights Association

Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise - Tracking threats to free markets, property rights and limited government

American Policy Center

20 posted on 10/29/2004 4:08:48 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Good Post. The leaders in this post for the ACLU given 50 yrs ago. Can you or anyone here know who the leaders are now or give a person a location to go and find or search for the information as to who the leaders are, membership names, finance etc.


21 posted on 10/30/2004 8:36:12 AM PDT by AIC
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Source: Committee on Un-American Activities of theU.S. House of Representatives, December 1, 1961. Most of the reports in that publication are in turn verbatim quotationsfrom reports of Federal government and Congressional authorities, namely, the committee itself (HCUA), the SenateJudiciary Committee and its Internal Security Subcommittee

Arthur Kinoy was born on September 20, 1920 in New York City. He married Susan Knopf. He is an alumnus of Harvard University (A.B., 1941) and Columbia Univeristy (LL.B., 1947)

"Kinoy has been associated with the National Lawyers Guild["the foremost legal bulwark of the Communist Party, its front organizations, and controlled unions"] for a long time. He was national vice president of that organization in 1954. Ten years later, he was still active in the work of the National Lawyers Guild. The June 13, 1964 issue of the Michigan Chronicle, a weekly Detroit newspaper in the Negro community, reported Kinoy as having participated in a conference sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild Committee for Legal Assistance in the South, the purpose of the conference being to brief attorneys on legal problems confronting civil rights demonstrators in Mississippi."

In 1964, Kinoy became a professor of law at Rutgers University. From 1964 until 1967, he was a partner in the law firm of Kunstler, Kunstler & Kinoy of New York City. He has been counsel for the radical-leftist Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the leftist Southern Conference Educational Fund. He has been affiliated with the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee ["Communist front" - "subversive"]. In 1966, he was a speaker at the annual dinner of the Communists' National Guardian. He has done legal work for the radical-leftist American Civil Liberties Union.

The constitution of the NLG states that its members shall serve the people "to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property rights." Throughout its remarkable history, Guild lawyers have confronted such pressing domestic issues as national health insurance, social security, labor’s right to organize and bargain collectively, anti-lynching legislation, full employment, reproductive freedom, and always the protection and advocacy of civil liberties and civil rights. Not limited to domestic affairs, and in support of peace law, the Guild played an important part in the formation of the United Nations, the Nuremberg trials, the Marshall Plan, and the policy of containment in Korea, Vietnam, and Central America.


22 posted on 03/18/2005 10:40:19 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

National Lawyers Guild
From Roosevelt through Reagan
edited by Ann Fagan Ginger and Eugene M. Tobin, foreword by Clark Ramsey

cloth 0-87722-488-9 $42.95, Nov 87, Out of Print
344 pp

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) was a product of both the Great Depression and the progressive liberalism inspired by the New Deal, Popular Front, and insurgent activities spearheaded by Marxists and Communists. This documentary history traces the growth of one of the very few progressive organizations created-in the 1930s to survive the Cold War and McCarthyism. In addition to articles, papers, policy statements, and speeches by close to one hundred founders, judicial leaders, and participants of the NLG, special emphasis has been accorded the federal government’s response to the Guild, particularly through reports and testimony gathered by the FBI and House Un-American Activities Committee.

The constitution of the NLG states that its members shall serve the people "to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property rights." Throughout its remarkable history, Guild lawyers have confronted such pressing domestic issues as national health insurance, social security, labor’s right to organize and bargain collectively, anti-lynching legislation, full employment, reproductive freedom, and always the protection and advocacy of civil liberties and civil rights. Not limited to domestic affairs, and in support of peace law, the Guild played an important part in the formation of the United Nations, the Nuremberg trials, the Marshall Plan, and the policy of containment in Korea, Vietnam, and Central America.


23 posted on 03/18/2005 10:41:40 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Jay777; geedee; Blurblogger; The Mayor; NYer; mhking; jer33 3

FYI


24 posted on 03/18/2005 10:44:56 AM PST by Liz ("There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men." Edmund Burke)
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To: Calpernia

A study prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency at the direction of the House Intelligence Committee in 1978, reported that the IADL:

"has been one of the most useful Communist front organizations at the service of the Soviet Communist Party....In the 31 years of the IADL’s existence, it has so consistently demonstrated its support of Moscow’s foreign policy objectives and is so tied in with other front organizations and the Communist press that it is difficult for it to pretend that its judgments are fair or relevant to basic legal tenets."

IADL president, Pierre Cot, an official of the World Peace Council(WPC), the principal Soviet international Communist front, was even awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1953.

In September 1950, the House Committee on Un-American Activities issued a report, "The National Lawyers Guild: Legal Bulwark of the Communist Party", which stated:

"The real aim of the National Lawyers Guild, as demonstrated conclusively by its activities...are not specified in its constitution or statement of avowed purpose. In order to attract non-Communists to serve as a cover for its actual purpose as an appendage to the Communist Party, the National Lawyers Guild poses benevolently as ‘a professional organization which shall function as an effective social force in the service of the people....’ "

With the extensive revival of the NLG in the late 1960s and recruitment of a broad section of New Leftists who looked not to Moscow, but to the surrogate regimes of Havana, Hanoi, or Angola for models of revolutionary change, the NLG has had an increasingly close relationship with the Cuban regime. The NLG’s International Committee formed numerous subcommittees that coordinate both legal action and public relations and propaganda in support of various Soviet and Cuban-backed revolutionary terrorist movements. For example, the NLG’s Middle East subcommittee supported the Palestine Liberation Organization(PLO) and issued a blatantly biased report against Israeli legal and security measures against jailed terrorists. The NLG’s Vietnam subcommittee pressed for U.S. economic aid and “reparations” to the Hanoi government and urged recognition and support of the Vietnamese puppet state set up in Cambodia after the invasion and conquest by the North Vietnamese Army.


25 posted on 03/18/2005 10:45:14 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

Headquartered in New York City, A.N.S.W.E.R. lists its address as: 39 East 14th Street, #206. That also happens to be the address of the International Action Center (IAC), listed as one of the 10 groups on A.N.S.W.E.R.’s Steering Committee. So A.N.S.W.E.R. turns out to be simply a front for the IAC, itself little more than a front for the Communist Party. Founded by radical activist Ramsey Clark, a former U.S. attorney general, the IAC is connected at the hip with nearly every anti-American, pro-Communist outfit imaginable. The IAC’s publications and web site praise Fidel Castro and adoringly reproduce his speeches. Following Fidel’s lead, the IAC has launched a campaign to “Free the Five Cuban Heroes.” Who are these “heroes”? Why, the five agents of Castro’s DGI convicted last year on charges of penetrating U.S. military bases in Florida, of course. One of the “heroes” was also convicted of participation in the 1996 murder/shoot-down of four Cuban-Americans in civilian planes over international airspace. But the IAC refers to the killer/spies as “political prisoners.” The IAC is also a leading voice in the “Free Mumia Abu-Jamal” choir. Mumia Abu-Jamal is the convicted cop-killer and former Black Panther who has become the poster child of the international Left. Ramsey Clark’s IAC also took Communist China’s side last year when a U.S. Navy surveillance plane and crew were held hostage. Recall that a PRC fighter first collided with the Navy plane and then another Chinese fighter forced it to land in China.

Other groups on the A.N.S.W.E.R. Steering Committee nearly as crimson-hued as IAC include: the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization/Pastors for Peace; the Korea Truth Commission; the Mexico Solidarity Network; the Muslim Students Association of the U.S. and Canada; the Nicaragua Network; and the Partnership for Civil Justice.

The Korea Truth Commission (KTC) is the outfit comprised of Communists and other international radical activists charging American military personnel with war crimes during the Korean War. As with most of the other groups in the A.N.S.W.E.R./IAC coalition, the KTC is heavily salted with radical attorneys from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), an official endorser of A.N.S.W.E.R.

In 1950, the House Committee on Un-American Activities described the NLG as “the foremost legal bulwark of the Communist Party, its front organizations and controlled unions.” The NLG’s activities in the past five decades have surely reinforced that depiction of the group. The NLG has been intimately and openly involved with Fidel Castro, as well as with such terrorist groups as the Weather Underground, the Black Liberation Army, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and the Puerto Rican Armed Forces of National Liberation.

The Washington Post reported on April 21st concerning the previous day’s protests: “One all-important telephone number — 202-462-9627 — was inked onto many arms; it’s the number those arrested are to call. Legal support was being provided at the number by a local law collective, the National Lawyers Guild, and D.C.-based Partnership for Civil Justice.”

Prominent NLG radicals endorse the coalition, such as Executive Director Heidi Boghosian, Los Angeles Executive Director James Lafferty, and Professor Peter Erlinder, a former NLG national president. As expected, wherever an NLG weevil infestation is found, subversives from the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) are swarming nearby. The IPS, a radical brain trust with long ties to the Soviet KGB and almost every Communist regime in the world, is right at the heart of the coalitions sponsoring the April 20 Mobilization and other related activities.

Phyllis Bennis, a radical author and “IPS Fellow on the New Internationalism,” addressed the April 20th demonstrators from the Capitol steps. Michael Parenti, a longtime IPS apparatchik, is listed as an A.N.S.W.E.R. endorser. Sanho Tree, director of IPS’ Drug Policy Project, spoke at the April 20th D.C. rally, as did Adam Isacson of the Center for International Policy, an IPS clone. Another IPS veteran, Tariq Ali, also addressed the demonstrators. The Los Angeles Times identified Mr. Ali simply as “a Pakistani playwright.” He is much more than that, of course. Besides his longtime efforts for the IPS and its affiliated Transnational Institute, Tariq Ali was also a top member of the executive committee of the Fourth International, the worldwide Trotskyite terrorist apparatus.

Comrade Ali has made many interesting statements endorsing violence, even assassination. He has said, for instance: “I think that to achieve the ends we believe in to the establishment of a Socialist republic, I believe that a certain element of violence is absolutely necessary.” The Socialist Workers Party, the violent U.S. branch of the Comrade Ali’s Fourth International, has stated: “As Marxists, we do not believe in individual terror because it underrates the class struggle. We instead believe in increasing the struggle, in mass terrorism!”

Other hardcore Marxists in the April 20 Mobilization ranks include Sandinistas from Nicaragua, Zapatistas from Mexico, Weather Underground terrorist supporters from the Prairie Fire Organizing Committee, and Maoist cadres from the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP).

The April 24th edition of Revolutionary Worker, published by the RCP, provided this report on the April 20th demonstrations in D.C.:

As we marched off, a white youth with dreads wearing a bandana told us, “Communists, anarchists, Palestinians — it’s all the same. We’re all oppressed by f****** capitalism.... They kill our planet, they kill our animals, they kill us. It’s not right, and we’re here to show that everyone is in solidarity with each other, and that the poor people of the globe are not gonna take it anymore.”

Anti-capitalist protesters carried pictures of the flag covered with blood and dollar bills with the slogan “Capitalism Kills.” At the Capitol, anti-capitalist guerrilla theater activists unfurled a huge U.S. flag onto the ground for people to step on. Revolutionaries and internationalists stood on the flag and did exposure about the role of the U.S. in oppressing the people worldwide.


26 posted on 03/18/2005 10:57:11 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: All
You can join the fight against the ACLU and their ilk by becoming involved with and supporting the following organizations:

Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) - http://www.alliancedefensefund.org

Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) - http://www.thomasmore.org

American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) - http://www.aclj.org

The Rutherford Institute - http://www.rutherford.org/

Stop the ACLU Coalition (GREATLY ORGANIZED ACTIVIST SITE..PLEASE JOIN) - http://www.stoptheaclu.org


Here are a few examples of how two of those organizations are fighting back:

ADF Contacts Over 3,600 School Districts Over Attempts To Censor Christmas

ADF: 700 lawyers ready to fight ACLU lawsuits

ADF: Pentagons' Warning About Boyscouts Is Absurd

Thomas More Law Center: Town of Palm Beach Pays $50,000 In Attorney Fees Apologizes To Women In Nativity Lawsuit


Additional information:

The ACLU must be destroyed: Joseph Farah supports Boy Scouts, urges Americans to fight back

Citizens mobilized to stop ACLU (seeks to consign group to 'ash heap of history')

ACLU fulfilling communist agenda

Revealing FACTS on the ACLU from its own writings

See how YOUR Senator or Representative ranks with the ACLU

This yahoo group just started on December 3, 2004 and is looking for new members

Anti-ACLU Page

The Center For Reclaiming America (petitions to congress)

The Becket Fund

Christian Legal Society

Pacific Justice Institute

Landmark Legal Foundation

American Family Assn. Center for Law and Policy

The Liberty Council

ACLU-Watch

ACLU (Know Thine Enemy)

My personal Anti-ACLU Blog


"I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and sole control of those who produced the wealth: communism is the goal." - Roger Baldwin, ACLU founder, Harvard Reunion Book, 1935


"The establishment of an American Soviet government will involve the confiscation of large landed estates in town and country, and also, the whole body to forests, mineral deposits, lakes, rivers and so on." - William Z. Foster, ACLU co-founder and former chairman, Communist Party USA.


Let me know if you would like to join my ACLU ping list


27 posted on 03/18/2005 11:05:00 AM PST by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.blogspot.com)
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To: RepCath; Liz; IronJack; Grampa Dave; MeekOneGOP; Iris7; wkdaysoff; ApesForEvolution; EdReform; ...
Ping! Invitation to all you freepers to the live chat tonight at my Stop The ACLU Blog to discuss strategies on how to fight this evil, elitist organization.
28 posted on 03/18/2005 11:07:11 AM PST by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.blogspot.com)
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To: Liz; Tailgunner Joe

thanks for the ping! Excellent post TGJoe


29 posted on 03/18/2005 11:15:46 AM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (ATTN. MARXIST RED MSM: I RESENT your "RED STATE" switcheroo using our ELECTORAL MAP as PROPAGANDA!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is a killer thread, worth saving... for future reference.. thanks Joe..


30 posted on 03/18/2005 11:16:46 AM PST by hosepipe (This Propaganda has been edited to include not a small amount of Hyperbole..)
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To: Jay777

BTTT


31 posted on 03/18/2005 11:29:05 AM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: AIC

See post #27


32 posted on 03/18/2005 1:58:46 PM PST by loboinok (Gun Control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax; KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta; Dolphy; ...

Ping


33 posted on 03/19/2005 3:51:00 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: firebrand

ping


34 posted on 03/19/2005 3:51:38 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

Thanks for the ping!


35 posted on 03/19/2005 7:41:45 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Calpernia

bump for research


36 posted on 03/19/2005 10:04:09 AM PST by ArmyBratproud (<img src="http://www.959theranch.com/images/firstpage/95/LeDoux%20Banner%202.JPG">)
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To: Fedora; windchime

ping


37 posted on 03/19/2005 1:54:30 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Yardstick
Hoover in a dress and high heels, etc. I used to get a similar impression of McCarthy, before I learned more about him.

The mainstream media are a bunch of liars, and are to the man anti-American and God haters. The mouthpieces they use, such as Dan Rather and Walter Cronkite, know better in their heart of hearts, but have sold their souls to the enemies of America for fame, money and good ratings. It is no better in our schools, where lies are told about conservatives every day.

38 posted on 03/19/2005 2:02:54 PM PST by swampfox98 (Michael Reagan: "It's time to stop the flood.")
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To: Calpernia

Thanks for the ping, Calpernia! Great info.


39 posted on 03/19/2005 2:20:10 PM PST by windchime (Hillary: "I've always been a preying person")
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To: Calpernia

Thanks, Calpernia!


40 posted on 03/19/2005 4:56:35 PM PST by Fedora
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To: Calpernia

bttt


41 posted on 04/03/2005 6:52:42 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: nicmarlo

bump!


42 posted on 04/18/2005 8:13:07 AM PDT by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.blogspot.com)
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