UN-American Civil Liberals Union

So I have made my way through the holidays with work and school and now I can get back to focusing on writing a bit more often. As we have seen, there have been a lot of distractions keeping me from my purpose here. So a bit of re-focussing for me. Today’s topic is the American Civil Liberties Union, better known as the ACLU. What a disgusting group masquerading as a group “protecting Americans”. In fact, all that they are doing is protecting Liberal ideals.

Let’s get the specifics out of the way first. Let’s talk about what the ACLU claims to do. According to their web site, “The ACLU is a non-profit organization that provides legal aid to LIBERAL people whose cases fall under its mission”. And what is that mission? Again from their web site:

  • Your First Amendment rights if your speech supports liberals only — freedom of speech, association and assembly so long as it is pro-liberal or anti conservative. Freedom of the LIBERAL press and freedom of religion supported by the strict separation of church and state.
  • Your right to equal protection under the law so long as you are a minority or supporter of a liberal cause — equal treatment regardless of race (unless you are white), sex (unless you are straight), religion (unless you are Christian) or national origin (unless that origin is America).
  • Your right to due process — fair treatment by the (conservative members of the) government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake.
  • Your right to privacy — freedom from unwarranted (conservative) government intrusion into your personal and private affairs.

We work also to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights (in other words, anyone who is not white), including Native Americans and other people of color; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor.

This all sounds good right? Yeah I thought so too. But that is not what the ACLU actually does. See they left out the words that I put into the mix up there highlighted in red. Take the red words out, that is what they claim. Add the red words in, that is what they do. Don’t get me wrong, the ACLU has every right to be the bigoted, liberal, hateful people that they are. I just want them to stop pretending that they aren’t. 

I have followed this group for years, just watching the evil that they do. They were not always this way. They used to really be a group defending all American’s civil liberties. For example, 50 years ago they simultaneously defended rights for blacks on behalf of the NAACP while defending the KKK’s right to hold demonstrations calling for the repeal of those rights. They also presided over the famous Skokie, Illinois case where they fought to allow a neo-nazi group the right to protest, with swastikas, in the heart of a Jewish community. A bit twisted I know, but at least they were defending everyone without judgement of their cause.

That Skokie case resulted in a landmark Supreme Court ruling that established that government cannot control free speech regardless of the content of that speech. This led the way for groups like the Westboro Baptist Church (True pieces of living shit) to protest fallen soldiers funerals. This also led to folks like BlackFlag rightfully being able to spout his hate for the government without fear or punishment. I don’t mean this to be an insult. The ACLU was right to do what they did. Everyone is born with the right to speak their mind. For the record, I was born with the right to punch any member of the Westboro Baptist Church in the mouth should they cross my path. Protesting fallen soldier’s funerals yelling god hates fags may be protected speech, but it won’t protect them from a shot to the grill. 

But the last 20 years or so have seen a steady decline of fair representation by the ACLU. They have devolved today from protectors of everyone’s free speech into little more than another liberal mouthpiece only protecting the free speech of liberal points of view. And their point of view is most evident by analyzing both what they do choose to fight for versus what they don’t choose to fight for. Some examples:

  • They fought for the right of a student to display a banner saying “bong hits 4 Jesus” at a school function and fought for students to have the right to wear shirts to school saying “Gay, Fine by Me”. Yet they were mysteriously silent in defending the right of a student, Tyler Harper, suspended for wearing a shirt condemning homosexuality. It seems Mr. Harper was banned from school for wearing the shirt on a school sponsored “day of silence” when gay students taped their mouth shut to make a statement against intolerance.
  • They have fought for the rights of the Westboro Baptist Church members who picket soldiers funerals screaming “god hates fags”, “your fag soldier is in hell now”, and “thank god for dead soldiers” at mourning widows while fighting against the rights of towns to have Santa in their Christmas parades because two muslim families were “offended”. Because the Westboro freaks weren’t offending anyone?
  • They have fought against I.C.E. Raids on businesses filled with illegal aliens and have stated that illegal aliens have the right to enter the country illegally. They have meanwhile dispatched ACLU members to the border to disrupt the “Minutemen” group who watch the border and call border patrol when they see crossings taking place. These ACLU members flash lights and blare horns to let the human smugglers know to move to another area not patrolled by the minutemen. 
  • They fight against any and every form of abortion control, including fighting for the right to have an abortion at any point in the third trimester. Their feeling is that no one has the right to take a life. They also took the case of Terri Schiavo’s husband and fought for his right to ignore everyone and remove the feeding tube from her, effectively killing her. 

I think you get the point here. The ACLU is a strictly left-wing organization these days. They take a few cases here and there to try to make it look as though that isn’t the case, but for each one someone wants to mention I can point to several other similar ones they ignored. The simple fact is that the ACLU is just one more organized group pushing the liberal agenda. I am sure in the future they will defend the rights of socialists while ignoring the rights of capitalists. It is just the path that they are on. 

So I wish the ACLU would simply go away. If they cannot be a fair and balanced group who represents protection of people’s civil liberties in a strictly non-partisan way, they should no longer exist under the name American Civil Liberties Union. They should be force to be called the Liberal Civil Liberties Union, or as I suggested above the UN-American Civil Liberal Union. They rank right up there with the NAACP as far as I am concerned. A post on them is coming soon, which I am sure will cause some idiots who don’t know me to call me racist. I can’t wait.

Comments

  1. Recently the FL affiliate stepped up to defend a gun owner’s Second Amendment rights. I sent them an email thanking them.

    I agree that they only support and defend those civil liberties that they like (99% of the people and organizations do the same thing), but I think it is important to let them know they did good when they do the right thing. Especially if it is somewhat out of character for them.

    Of course, since I am libertarian, many of the things I support are mistakenly called “liberal” by conservatives. To the conservatives, I am a “liberal hippie”; to the liberals, I am a “right wing nutjob”. It goes with the territory.

  2. lol Kent. I agree that they should be recognized when they do the right thing. I am not sure that many of the things they do are the wrong thing, necessarily. It is their choosing to pretend to be non-partisan that annoys me. I am all for fighting for everyone’s freedoms. Not just those on the liberal side. I will instead refer to you as a liberal right-wing hippie nutjob.

    That is a joke, I don’t think you are any of those things.

  3. Anyone but me notice all these “non-partisan organizations” formed more for the purpose of getting money out of congress than for any real purpose they proclaim? ACLU, ACORN, NAACP, the list goes on forever and ever. Now Obama is gearing up to community organize us to the limit.

    I agree with you completely on one statement you made. “It is their choosing to pretend to be non-partisan that annoys me.” ACORN is non-partisan also. Perhaps this has to do with government money only going to NON-partisan groups?

    At the risk of sounding like a right wing nut, …….never mind, too late, I am going to sound like a right wing nut 😦 . I did some extensive research on the political movements of the late 60s early 70s. Many of todays organizations found their grass roots in those early “radical” organizations. Socialism, even communism are the basis of their creeds. Eeeesh. Ok, leaving the nut track now.

    My point is that it is a good thing to look into what the purpose of non-partisan organizations is. And perhaps it would be a good idea to look into how they get funded. Why is our government shelling out money to these groups in almost every major bill they pass? What is the criteria for non-partisanship and can that “charter” be revoked? Just some thoughts randomly on a day when the “king” of community organizers becomes our President.

  4. James Newman says:

    Excellent! A similar treatment of CAIR would be most appropriate in light of the recent activity in Gaza, Mumbai and Algeria. The ultimate Islamic objective is not clear to most Americans. Our natural tendency to be trusting and politically correct is going to lead us into a real fiasco in the not too distant future. Islam in its fundamental radical form is much like a cancer and the US, as the patient, is in denial.

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