Skip to comments.What is the goal of the ACLU?
Posted on 06/03/2005 10:56:36 AM PDT by snuffy smiff
What is the goal of the ACLU?
By Jack Ward
June 1, 2005
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sounds like an organization that protects American values. Many people believe that the ACLU is the nation's guardian of liberty, and great protector of the U.S. Constitution. Unfortunately, the ACLU was never a promoter, or protector of American values or the Constitution. In fact, ACLU might as well stand for the American Communist Lawyers Union. The ACLU has created the facade that it is a champion of the oppressed, but it uses the powers of the government to coerce all members of our society into accepting a socialist existence.
Don't believe me, just read what Roger Baldwin, the co-founder of the ACLU said: "I am for socialism, disarmament, and ultimately, for abolishing the state itself... I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the properties class, and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal. I don't regret being part of the communist tactic. I knew what I was doing. I was not an innocent liberal. I wanted what the communists wanted, and I traveled the United Front road to get it." In spite of Baldwin's Communist leanings, President Jimmy Carter awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom on January 16, 1981.
Baldwin didn't create the ACLU in a vacuum, he had plenty of help. A group of Communist Party officials, fellow travelers, anarchists, and radicals joined Baldwin to found the ACLU in 1920.
Former chairman of the Communist Party USA, William Z. Foster was also an ACLU co-founder. Foster said, "The establishment of an American Soviet government will involve the confiscation of large landed estates in town and country, and also, the whole body of forests, mineral deposits, lakes, rivers, and so on."
The ACLU's official policy statement reveals that the intent of the ACLU (like the Communist Manifesto) is to undermine the moral foundation, and weaken the fabric of our society. For example, according to the ACLU's Policy Guide, the ACLU supports the legalization of all drugs (including "hard" drugs, like crack and PCP), public drunkenness, pornography (including "kiddie porn"), sexual perversion, (including sodomy, bestiality, pedophilia, and necrophilia), prostitution (including child prostitution), euthanasia, and infanticide.
Policy numbers 62 and 75 reveal that the ACLU is also opposed to a parent's role in educating their children, including home schooling and vouchers. Obviously, they believe the education of our youth is too important to be left to parents.
Policy numbers 239 and 242 state that the ACLU is opposed to the death penalty, even for the most heinous murderers. What is worse, the ACLU demands that all criminals (except murderers) be given suspended sentences, and released back into the community. We already know that most convicted criminals are prone to resume their life of crime, once released from prison. The ACLU policy of leniency is on display, everyday. These are examples of ACLU Policies that are designed to weaken the fabric of our society.
The ACLU mirrors Lenin's Rules for Revolution. Lenin's rules were revealed after a 1919 raid in Dusseldorf, Germany. The files marked Communist Rules for Revolution, included:
corrupt the young, control all means of publicity, divide people into hostile groups, destroy people's faith, preach democracy, but seize power, encourage government extravagance and discontent, foment strikes and civil disorder, breakdown moral values, and create a pretext to control all firearms.
These were Lenin's plans to undermine a society and create chaos, in order to successfully overthrow a government. And all this time, you thought that the ACLU was really concerned with your civil liberties.
Now, you know that the goal of the ACLU was, and continues to be, to promote Communism. Baldwin and his Communist buddies ran the ACLU for thirty years promoting the goals of the Communist Manifesto, and little has changed since he left. While it is true that not all ACLU members or supporters are Communists, all must be sympathetic to the ACLU goals, or they wouldn't be associated with the ACLU.
Once created, the ACLU provided legal protection to Communist infiltrators in the U.S. Since then, the ACLU has been the legal arm of the Collective Left (Communists, Socialists, Progressives, and Liberals) anarchists, radicals, and members of the Ku Klux Klan and NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association).
Former ACLU Southern California staff attorney, Rees Lloyd is now working to expose the ACLU. Lloyd describes the ACLU as, "the Taliban of American liberal secularism."
I guess that the ACLU's goal must be to create anarchy, and destroy our society.
While I knew very well that Jimmah Peanut was a whimpering simp, I wasn't aware he was such a commie sympathizer. This organizaton is more dangerous to this once great country than all of bin Ladie's bunch-JMNSHO. (this is like my second post-I hope I did it right)
To destroy America as we know it.
I thought it was the Anti-Christian Liberals Union.
save for later
I am occasionally skeptical of the motives that drive the ACLU, but then they defend Rush Limbaugh's medical records as a matter of personal privacy.
I find that, like many things, people, and parties, there are both good and bad points to their agenda.
There is not, never has been, and never shall be a good member of that party....unless and until that member has assumed room teperature.
Religion and Communism are not compatible. They have to destroy religion in American before they can destroy America itself. Besides, "lawyers" and Lefties have always had a problem with that "Thou shalt not covet" thing.
Also aka Anti-Christian Luciferian Union.
troll alert! defending Limbaugh was a ruse and a bone to confuse wish people like you. The ACLU's single purpose is to destroy this country and turn it into a Socialist hell. If you can't see the reality of the ACLU's actions, then you really need to do some serious and extensive reading.
Ditto here. Freekin' WOW.
Dual standard apparent in ACLU action on Koran
To the editor: As I read about the most recent ``scandal'' out of the War on Terror, I was struck by the fact that the American Civil Liberties Union seems to be taking an active role on behalf of our prisoners at Guantanamo. The ACLU seems outraged that the Koran was ``kicked, thrown to the floor and withheld as punishment.'' We have also heard much about the alleged ``outrageous'' act of flushing the Koran down a toilet.
Isn't this the same ACLU that so vigorously defends our right to burn and defame the American flag? Isn't this the very same ACLU that abhors Christian and Jewish decorations in town squares all over America? Is this the same ACLU that is vigorously defending the right of a University of Colorado professor to call the victims of the 9/11 attacks ``Little Eichmanns'' while retaining his position as an employee and representative of the university? I think we all well recognize this specific brand of doubletalk and hypocrisy as belonging to our own beloved ACLU.
Who is paying for these copies of the Koran at Guantanamo anyway? I can guarantee you that the Gideons haven't been invited, so I can only assume that somehow our tax dollars have been ``respecting an establishment of religion.'' If this is the case, then the ACLU should petition the federal government to seize these illbegotten perks from the prisoners. Maybe the ACLU could use them then as fire starter upon which they could later heap American flags.
Doug Martin, Norton
Their goal is to destroy America, enslave its population, and to do the biddings of the mullahs..
welcome to FR-may your stay here be as small as your mind
Also, look at where they get their funding.
But they defended the Nazi's in Skokie.
So in the entire history of the ACLU there are two cases that everyone proclaims and point to to say they are a neutral group. 12,489 to 2 does not make them neutral.
*Destroy* this country? Are you serious?
Seems harsh. Extreme statements like that usually indicate to me that more investigation is in order. Life is not black and white, in my experience. Mostly grey, I have found.
I have a small mind? C'mon. I've read this forum for a couple of years and signed up to speak yesterday. I've seen come folks treated like this, but what did I do?
Must I agree with you on all points to discuss?
"I am occasionally skeptical of the motives that drive the ACLU, but then they defend Rush Limbaugh's medical records as a matter of personal privacy. "
If you noticed, their public pronouncement of supporting Rush created a whole stir in the MSM and liberal establishment, which mis-identified Rush as a drug abuser and criminal.
They had an agenda and used the right to privacy to slam Rush.
True, but one is not the other. Anyone in the ACLU is either on the bad guys' side... or confused. It is the primary function of the ACLU to make everything appear grey, except the white, which is painted black.
--Norman Thomas, six-time Socialist Party presidential candidate and one of the founders of the ACLU
I agree with you! He/she/it has strongly mild trolling opinions:
Send him packing on a trolley bus!
Go play with the your pals; the DUmmies!
Yes, Alex. Things do look a bit grey when your head is up your backside. Pity you're not so articulate as you think you are. "More investigation", Really?
To send the individual to mass slaughter.
Anti Christ Luciferians United
You don't need to accept the vast socialist baggage of the ALCU to make a case for privacy of personal medical records!
The ACLU defending rush did not fool me for one minuite.
That was intended to fool some of the people all of the time.they are 100% evil not 95%.many are on to there TRICK'S
The "backside" thing works but I always believed that when you stopped seeing life in black and white and started seeing everything in gray, it was an indication that you were going blind.
I just watched an internet video report on war crimes trial in The Hague including executions of prisoners. I watched and wondered why the ACLU is so pumped up to see Abu Grahb videos and Amnesty Intl. is crying over Gitmo. These groups are really pathetic and the American people would know it if the MSM showed stuff like that and we saw REAL atrocities.
Crap. And I thought that trollish activism had ended for awhile.
Did anyone else catch this obvious typo? Clearly it should have read: "Because of Baldwin's Communiist leanings ..."
Your response sounds like my son, Alex. When I tell Alex something suprising, he raises his eyebrows and says either "Are you serious?" or "You've GOT to be KIDDING me."
Your logic isn't quite as sound as his.
It's the concept that everything is some shade of grey.
No. There IS evil in this world. The 19 hijackers on 9/11 were truly evil. The ACLU is truly evil. Saddam Insane is truly evil. There are a LOT of evil things in this world, and you don't seem willing or able to handle that. Why? Would it offend your sensibilities to accept that there is evil in the world?
Until, of course, the moment you are in need of them.
However much you may dislike them, their ability to protect those who have no voice is the true purpose of lawyers.
Unfortunately, there are too few lawyers who have the willingness or experience to engage in the constitutional issues involved.
Partly, of course, because it doesn't pay.
I, for one, am seriously seeking involvement of the ACLU on my little island. This place is worse than 'bama in the fifties. And if ANYONE on freerepublic believes state action without Federal oversight is a good thing, perhaps I should rethink my involvement..
Anybody who still thinks the ACLU promotes the American Constitution or genuine Civil Liberties is nuts, perverse or stupid!
Hmmm. I don't really subscribe to any one political party, so these attacks are unwarranted.
I agree with republicans on tax issues, education issues, social security, and some crime issues. I agree with democrats on civil liberties, open government, and freedom of speech. Where does that put me?
Why berate me?
You say: I agree with democrats on civil liberties, open government, and freedom of speech.
Please define each and state why you believe Democrats are better purveyors of said values, as opposed to Republicans, Libertarians, et al.?
Sooooooooo, Republicans/Conservatives are NOT for civil liberties and freedom of speech? That makes you a troll!
Although the administration may have been misled concerning certain facts, it appears that facts that did not support the stated policy were either ignored or misrepresented.
Read and learn about where you are............Here are all your pals...errr...sorry, the other side quotes and their agreement on the FACTS which they blame Bush for!
Hope that will answer your questions!
Modern conservatives are obviously in favor of civil liberties protection and free speech, but I favor the democratic approach to these issues at this moment.
The democratic party has shortcomings surrounding monetary issues, so i favor the conservative party on those matters.
Does that make sense? I really do want to be understood.
Please don't: concede points I haven't made - that's called changing the subject.
Please do: answer the question.
The second amendment is America's first freedom. Anyone who fails to understand this is a political liability waiting to happen. The ACLU actively works against the second amendment. They're forging our chains as we speak.