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ACLU based on false pretenses

Imagine an organization powerful enough to occupy a seat on our Supreme Court.

Envision the American Civil Liberties Union, or the ACLU.

Liberals may accuse conservative judges who adhere to the Constitution (and thus, refuse to “interpret” the sacred document) as “activists” – but if Americans as a whole were informed enough to understand the meaning of “activist,” they would realize that there is already a true activist judge on the court.

Prior to becoming a Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent part of her career as an outstanding member of the ACLU, serving as the organization’s general counsel from 1973-1980 and on the National Board of Directors from 1974-1980.

One can easily see how President Clinton, who nominated Justice Ginsburg, would be impressed by her lifelong dedication to the advancement of the women’s rights movement (a common bond, after all) – which became evident in 1971 with her instrumentality in forming the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project.

According to their Web site, the ACLU’s goal is to advocate individual rights by litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom.

It borders on outrageous that an organization which manages to find its way to the left side of almost every important issue has the gall to call itself “nonpartisan.”

Nonpartisan, huh?

Then why does George Soros, king of left-wing mischief and mayhem, donate millions of dollars to the ACLU, along with the $8.5 million donated by Peter Lewis, chairman of Progressive Insurance? (ever wonder why it’s called “Progressive”?)

As is the case with most organizations that have wandered over to the left side, it is possible the ACLU began with good intentions.

No one will dispute that ensuring free speech, civil liberties, and the fundamental rights of man is a good thing.

However, when it is done in the style of the ACLU (and many of its left-leaning interest group brethren) – catering to a select few groups it feels has been marginalized by our increasingly gun shy, racist, over-secure society – it has reached into a predictable realm of reverse discrimination.

The ACLU supports a number of abhorrent organizations and movements, such as the North American Man/Boy Love Association – which advocates relationships between grown men and boys (also called statutory rape), and works against causes that are meant to keep our country secure, such as the Patriot Act and the National Security Agency’s terrorist surveillance programs. For a “nonpartisan” organization, its purposes are mostly ludicrous, confusing, and can only be described as politically motivated.

For an organization that has been so corrupt and intrusive in American morality and politics, the ACLU has gone largely unchallenged. They pass themselves off as the watchdog of the American government, which they frame as evil and overbearing, stripping Americans of civil liberties whenever possible.

Bill O’Reilly has been a regular watchdog of the ACLU, mentioning many of their ill-doings on his Web site.

During the Abu Ghraib “scandal,” the ACLU was on the forefront, demanding the release of more photos (I wonder why?), perhaps knowing that it would put our troops in more danger, but also knowing that the scandal would play into their anti-war, liberal agenda.

Couple this with lawsuits against the CIA, challenging the Department of Defense on its policy of holding prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and refusing to provide their highly-coveted stamp of approval for the coerced interrogation program, (which we implement when trying to extract information from high-ranking terrorists.) They oppose the Minutemen being at the border to cut down on illegal immigration, and oppose no-fly lists that could prevent terrorists from making their flights.

For all of you boy scouts out there – you thought you were doing a good thing – but the ACLU apparently doesn’t think so. They sued the boy scouts!

Remember the “Christmas fiasco”? They were behind that, too!

Defending civil liberties apparently means opposing restrictions on late-term abortions, refusing to provide parents with notification when their underage daughters seek abortions, supporting decisions legalizing live sex shows in Oregon, and filing law suits against court decisions preventing children from being able to access pornographic content at libraries.

More recently, a judge handed a convicted child rapist a 60-day sentence. The ACLU, of course, defended the judge’s decision.

If you haven’t heard enough to convince you that the ACLU is bent on the destruction of our country, I’ll tell you a story of a man I know who has been a member of the ACLU for 15 years. He joined for what the ACLU should be – a protector of free speech and civil liberties – not for what it has become – a bastion of left-wing ideology that has forgotten its purpose.

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