Skip to comments.Dershowitz: Final nail in the coffin of the ACLU
Posted on 06/13/2018 8:24:49 AM PDT by rktman
Alan Dershowitz is one of the premier civil liberties attorneys in the country. He is the author of Trumped Up: How Criminalizing Politics is Dangerous to Democracy and The Case Against BDS: Why Singling Out Israel for Boycott is Anti-Semitic and Anti-Peace.
Dershowitz has been a longtime supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union. It's been decades since the ACLU was a truly non-partisan organization dedicated to the maintenance of our constitutional rights. But, as Dershowitz points out in this op-ed he penned for The Hill, the ACLU has now made it official policy to intervene in partisan politics.
A June 8 article in the New Yorker reveals that the ACLU, for the first time in its 98-year history, will spend millions of dollars on elections. Dershowitz's musings on how far the ACLU has fallen are poignan
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They were always up to their ears in useful idiots.
Now that there’s nothing that remains of the old extreme Left that’s extreme to the DNC anymore why shouldn’t the ACLU act this way?
> Final nail? Wishful thinking. <
That was my first thought as well. The phrase “final nail” implies that an organization is finished, done for. The ACLU’s latest move will help it. Donations from empty-headed liberals will probably increase.
Final nail? Back when they started defending NAMBLA was the final nail for me...
I’m no fan of the ACLU but even I could see that they were principled to their mission by supporting the civil rights of commies and Klansmen equally. Now these phonies have made it clear that their mission is to be just another wing of the DNC.
Fallen? They started as lawyers for jailed radical revolutionary communists. How do you fall from that?
The aclu is a communist organization, dedicated to the subversion of our way of life.
I agree - wishful thinking.
Thanks anyway Mr. Dershowitz.
Sorry. Dershbag wrote a book excusing His Slickness called ‘Sexual McCarthyism’.
His opinion on anything should be ignored or derided.
“The aclu is a communist organization, dedicated to the subversion of our way of life.”
And they are heavily loaded with “Schumer’s People!”
They lost a third of their membership by backing the neo-Nazis (the real thing) marching in Skokie. They aren’t so principled when it comes to infringements on Christians’ free speech. They’ll carry on. Cognitive dissonance never slows these folks down.
Even the Dersh realizes how toxic the Left has become. A classical liberal Harvard law professor cannot defend the positions of today’s leftist cult. It would be like Larry Klayman defending the KKK; impossible.
Same here. I use to think of the ACLU as a necessary evil. Now they are just evil and not necessary.
I find it hard sometimes to say the way that I feel
I do the very things I hate to do
I act like a child and I’m afraid of what is real
And so I try to cover up the truth
I stumble like a drunk along this crazy path I walk
I have a hundred thousand questions too
I’ll go to any length to prove that nothing is my fault
Then later on I will deny the proof
I don’t like to win but then again I hate to lose
And in between is something I can’t stand
I don’t care what you think and I hope that you approve
I am just an ordinary man
Sometimes I want to stop and crawl back into the womb
And sometimes I cannot tell wrong from right
But I ain’t gonna quit until I’m laid in my tomb
And even then they better shut it tight
— T-Bone Burnett
This should be taught in school.
I bet the foundering members of the ACLU would be spinning in there grave to see what there organization has become 98 years after the founding... protecting civil rights is good but I believe that the organization is ran by people who don’t believe in civil rights and only see this group as one big piggy bank to raid and a source of political power to go after there enemies.
They never were.
The founding members of the ACLU were communists. What commies do is go after their political opponents hammer & tongs, or hammer & sickle in this case.
The ACLU of today is merely reverting to its original purpose.
“It’s been decades since the ACLU was a truly non-partisan organization dedicated to the maintenance of our constitutional rights.”
It never was. Ever. Its founders were the inner circle of the American Communist Party, and one of its pillar strategies was to periodically defend a non-leftwing group in a highly visible way to immunize themselves from the truth of who they were. Read the history of the organization’s founders.
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