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  1. freedom's cause

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    the Real ACLU



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    The ACLU's shocking legacy

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    Posted: August 25, 2005
    1:00 a.m. Eastern

    Editor's note: Be sure to get your copy of Alan Sears' powerful new book, "The ACLU vs. America: Exposing the Agenda to Redefine Moral Values."
    © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com


    One of the great myths of the 20th – and now 21st – century is the belief that the American Civil Liberties Union was an organization that had a noble beginning, but somehow strayed off course.

    That myth is untrue. The ACLU set a course to destroy America – her freedom and her values – right from the start.

    From its very beginning, the ACLU had strong socialist and communist ties. As early as 1931, the U.S. Congress was alarmed by the ACLU's devotion to communism. A report by the Special House Committee to Investigate Communist Activities stated


    The American Civil Liberties Union is closely affiliated with the communist movement in the United States, and fully 90 percent 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 an attempt to protect the communists.


    Roger Baldwin and Crystal Eastman founded the ACLU in 1920 along with three other organizations dedicated to the most leftist of causes. The histories of these two individuals belie their claims of patriotism and respect for the Constitution.

    Baldwin openly sought the utter destruction of American society. Fifteen years after the founding of the ACLU, Baldwin wrote:


    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.


    Earl Browder, the general secretary of the Communist Party of the United States, admitted that the ACLU served as a "transmission belt" for the party. Baldwin agreed, claiming, "I don't regret being a part of the communist tactic which increased the effectiveness of a good cause."

    Baldwin was a devoted follower of the anarchist Emma Goldman (or "Red Emma" as she was called), who was eventually deported to the Soviet Union in 1919 for her communist activities. Goldman was a consistent promoter of anarchism, radical education, "free love" and birth control. According to an online exhibit of Goldman's papers, her career "served as inspiration for Roger Baldwin, a future founder of the American Civil Liberties Union."

    Eastman was a zealous feminist, an anti-war activist, and a great admirer of the Soviet revolution. Of her many leftist friends and associates, Eastman held the highest regard for Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. According to Eastman, "We [feminists] must all be followers of Margaret Sanger."

    Of course, Sanger was a passionate advocate of eugenics – the attempt to improve the human race through selective breeding. Abortion was a primary means to this "improvement," leading Sanger to write, "The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."

    Baldwin also was a great admirer of the Planned Parenthood founder. He heaped praise on Sanger: "She was a frail, beautiful, unassuming woman ... She always had a quiet insistence on the rightness of what she was doing."

    This adoration of Sanger set the tone for the tragic history of the ACLU concerning the issue of abortion. To this day, the group fights for the most extreme of pro-abortion positions, including support for partial-birth abortion and opposition to parental consent for minors.



    But the radical agenda hardly ends there. In his wedding vows, Baldwin called marriage as between one man and one woman "a grim mockery of essential freedom." He added, "The highest relationship between a man and a woman is that which welcomes and understands each other's loves."

    The result is that today the ACLU is a leading advocate of same-sex "marriage," and has expressed support for polygamy and polyamory ("open" marriage) as well. The ACLU Policy Guide reads:


    The ACLU believes that criminal and civil laws prohibiting or penalizing the practice of plural marriage [polygamy or polyamory] violate constitutional protections of freedom of expression and association, freedom of religion, and privacy for personal relationships among consenting adults.


    While many accept the ACLU as a mainstream organization, their history tells a drastically different story. Organizations such as the Alliance Defense Fund are dedicated to exposing the myth that the ACLU is working hard for the First Amendment rights of Americans. Instead of being an organization that simply took a "wrong turn," the ACLU has devoted itself from the very beginning to the devastation of America's most cherished traditions, values, and laws.


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    Alan Sears, a former federal prosecutor in the Reagan administration, is president and CEO of the Alliance Defense Fund, America's largest legal alliance defending religious liberty through strategy, training, funding and litigation. He is co-author with Craig Osten of the new book "The ACLU vs. America: Exposing the Agenda to Redefine Moral Values."


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  2. Magnetic Poles

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    And of course, this little piece of nonsense and half-truths comes from that paragon of American Journalism, WorldNet Daily.
     
  3. Johnv

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    I'm no fan of the ACLU. But am I the only one to recognize the quandry here that WND is endorsing a book sale? Add to that the fact that this article is a commentary, not a news articles. Anyone who thinks this is a news article is either decidedly choosing to believe it in error, or is incapable of seeing the nails in this coffin.
     
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    are you referring to the nails in stalin's coffin
    the false god of communism
     
  5. Johnv

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    Troll alert. This OP has been posted multiple times. Trolling is expressly forbidden by BB rules and regs.
     
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    An untruth is still an untruth, and a perpetual posting of this doesn't change that.
     
  8. Daisy

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    I think that it's the same one popping up again after it appeared to die - the date of the OP is 10 days ago.

    If the ACLU is so bad, how is it they keep winning? Are the evil un-American judges in cahoots with them to destroy America while promoting civil liberties?
     
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    Are you so lazy that you cannot us capitalization and punctuation, like normal people do?
     
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    You ever give Aslanspal that scolding ?
     
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    Their intent is not to destroy America, but mold it into a politically correct fuzzy candy-land, where only Christians get offended.
     
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    I think that it's the same one popping up again after it appeared to die - the date of the OP is 10 days ago.

    If the ACLU is so bad, how is it they keep winning? Are the evil un-American judges in cahoots with them to destroy America while promoting civil liberties?
    </font>[/QUOTE]"Winning" in the world we live in is not a statement confirming the rightousness of your position.
     
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    I happen to believe at least in principal, most everything in the review. They are anti-American and anti-God. They never heard of an abortion they didn't like, nor a pornographer they couldn't support.

    My question is, how in this democracy we are left with, do we get rid of them? Answer; we don't. We have to fight them on each and every issue they push and it costs tons of money. I heard on the radio yesterday some of the few that finance the ACLU and the only 2 I can remember are the Levi Strauss Co. and George Soros.
     
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    While the ACLJ is obviously a good organization, its head, Jay Sekulow, is of a mind that if the Supremes decide a case, Jay supports it. When the Supremes decided against Judge ______ in Alabama (I think) about removal of the ten commandments, Sekulow dissed the Judge and confirmed the ruling.

    My point is, I do not support bad law and Sekulow should not either. OK fire away.

    I know I'm the only one that can't think of the judge's name.
     
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    Having said that I do support his organization, wholeheartedly. And Jay too.
     
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    The ACLJ says it supports street evangelism here yet it was the ACLU, along with American Family Association, who came to the defense of street preacher Shawn Miller when he was arrested for disturbing the peace.
     
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    No organization is perfect, Daisy. But at least the ACLJ is not trying to remove God from the public square like the ACLU is.
     
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    God cannot be removed from the public square unless He so chooses. A Christmas tree is not God; a statue representing the 10 Commandments is not God; organized public prayer is not God.

    As you say, no organization is perfect (I don't recall ever implying that any was), but at least the ACLU will protect individual liberties against government encroachment - which is why I support it.
     
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    God cannot be removed from the public square unless He so chooses. A Christmas tree is not God; a statue representing the 10 Commandments is not God; organized public prayer is not God.

    </font>[/QUOTE]Agreed.

    So why don't we,as people, just leave them like they are and let God do the removing?
     
  20. Daisy

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    Sure - let Him remove whatever He places.
     

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