The ACLU Defends "Free" Speech...Selectively

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110010111

    The American Liberal Liberties Union
    The ACLU is becoming very selective about what it considers "free" speech.

    BY WENDY KAMINER
    Wednesday, May 23, 2007 12:01 a.m. EDT

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    "ACLU Defends Nazi's Right to Burn Down ACLU Headquarters," the humor magazine The Onion announced in 1999. Those of us who loved the ACLU, and celebrated its willingness to defend the rights of Nazis and others who had no regard for our rights, considered the joke a compliment. Today it's more like a reproach. Once the nation's leading civil liberties group and a reliable defender of everyone's speech rights, the ACLU is being transformed into just another liberal human-rights group that reliably defends the rights of liberal speakers.

    This transformation is gradual, unacknowledged and not readily apparent, since evidence of it lies mainly in cases the ACLU does not take. It's naturally easier to know what an organization is doing (and advertising) than what it is not doing. But a review of recent free-speech press releases turns up only a handful of cases in which ACLU state affiliates defended the rights of conservative, antigay or otherwise politically incorrect speakers. And lately the national organization has been remarkably quiet in several important free-speech cases and controversies.
     
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    And as someone else said "And water is wet".
     
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    The ACLU has been a communist entity from its inception. The fruit of this tree should've been obvious and folks shouldn't be surprised just because they started out subtle.

    "I have continued directing the unpopular fight for the rights of agitation, as director of the American Civil Liberties Union.... I am for socialism, disarmament and ultimately for abolishing the state itself as an instrument of violence and compulsion. I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class and sole control by those who produce wealth. Communism is, of course, the goal." - Roger Nash Baldwin, first executive director of the ACLU​
     
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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, Sans Serif]"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." [/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, Sans Serif]"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."[/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, Sans Serif]Entry of Roger Baldwin in the Harvard reunion book on the occasion of the 30th anniversary reunion of his class of 1905 (1935),


    http://www.geocities.com/graymada/aclu.html

    Does that sound familiar. Who else falls in line with that? How about the libs.
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  5. carpro

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    This article was apparently written by a former supporter of the aclu, but is now disillusioned.

    I wonder how common that is?:confused:
     

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