The ACLU: American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU Says You Have a Right to Child Pornography
In the Supreme Court case New York vs Ferber, the ACLU argued that child pornography was protected by the First Amendment. Photographs were displayed of children being molested by adult men; and violated by various objects. After viewing these, the lawyer from the ACLU argued that the possession of this material was the intent of the First Amendment. The Court did not agree.
In the United States vs American Library Association, the ACLU fought against the filtering of pornography when children are using computers in Public Libraries arguing that libraries should, "make that knowledge available to young and old alike."
The ACLU Destroys the Boy Scouts of America
The ACLU was extremely belligerent to the Boy Scouts of America. The Boy Scouts had an outstanding track record helping young boys—many without a father in their lives—to become good citizens, particularly in troubled big city neighborhoods where Scouting introduces some boys to nature for the first time.
The ACLU was against the Boy Scouts because they did not allow openly gay scoutmasters; and because the Boy Scout Oath mentions God. The Boy Scouts believe that homosexual pedophiles would naturally see Scoutmaster as a position with easy access to their prey. And any incidents of this nature would result in litigation against the Scouts for not protecting the boys.
The ACLU began suing the Boy Scouts in 1980—that first case went on for 17 years—at enormous expense to the Scouts. The root issue is Freedom of Association in the United States Constitution.
The ACLU relies on this very Right to exclude from leadership in their organization those who disagree with their views. To quote the founder of the ACLU, Roger Baldwin: "The ACLU is a private organization, like a church. You don't take nonbelievers into the church. We are a church."
In 1991 the ACLU sued on behalf of Atheists—who are free to start the Atheist Boy Scouts. But that was not the goal. The objective was to destroy the Scouts; along with all organizations that adhere to traditional morality.
They also sued the City of San Diego for leasing land to the Scouts for 46 years—land the Scouts spent millions of dollars improving by building an Aquatic Center they made available to the public. The San Diego City Council threw out the Boy Scouts and awarded the ACLU $950,000 of taxpayer's money—despite a Supreme Court ruling that the Scouts have a Right to select membership based on the scouting charter, in Boy Scouts of America vs Dale.
Additionally, the ACLU successfully pressured charitable organizations to exclude the Boy Scouts from funding. To quote the opinion of Jewish Rabbi Daniel Lapin, the ACLU is: "the storm troopers of secularism."
The ACLU Hates Christmas Because it is about Christ
Another enemy of the ACLU is Christmas. They have campaigned to make America into their version of Eastern Europe behind the Iron Curtain, through lawsuits in many states to prevent the singing of Christmas Carols and the display of manger scenes—which are American traditions.
The ACLU unceasingly sends threatening letters to municipalities to stop these traditions—and often succeed by financial intimidation. Jingle Bells, Santa Claus, poinsettias, and instrumental versions of Christmas songs have even been the target of threats by the ACLU.
Thousands of private and public companies, local governments, and media outlets, now ban "Merry Christmas" at Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa or Happy Ramadan is acceptable. The ACLU has never won a case concerning this issue. The cheapest thing to do is just cave in.
So we now have Winter Break and school children suspended for mentioning Jesus; wearing red and green scarves; writing "Merry Christmas" in letters to active members of the armed forces.
The ACLU Destroys Holy Matrimony
The ACLU set out to destroy traditional marriage. Incredible costs will now be borne by taxpayers for social programs, insurance, and Social Security.
They advocated no-fault divorce, resulting in skyrocketing divorce statistics. It is well established that children do best in a traditional, two parent home. It is the children who suffer from these misguided ideologies. Children of single parent homes suffer from emotional impairments, and doubled rates of severe injuries and mortality.
The philosophies of the ACLU have led to increased premarital sex, dysfunctional families, out-of-wedlock births. The public health consequences are enormous. 65 million persons in America today live with an incurable sexually transmitted disease. 15 million more will be infected each year.
The ACLU has backed polygamists and will eventually challenge in court for the 'Rights' to marriage of multiple partners, child marriage, incestuous marriage, and bestiality. The ultimate goal is the abolition of marriage.
The ACLU seeks to completely reorder our society. They fully intend to force religious organizations to violate their core beliefs regarding sexuality, abortion and marriage.
The ACLU is contemptuous toward Democracy. They fought for homosexual 'marriage' despite the fact that voters soundly voted it down. To quote former ACLU Executive Director Ira Glasser: "These results prove that certain fundamental issues should not be left up to a majority vote."
The ACLU fully intended to impose same-sex "marriage" by judicial fiat over the will of 75% of the People. They filed lawsuits against many states—defended with taxpayer's money—and lost every one.
The ACLU issued a statement in the case of Lawrence vs Texas that said: "The religious beliefs of Americans have nothing to do with reality."
ACLU Board Member, Franklin E. Kameny said this in 1993: "I view homosexual activity as moral, virtuous, right, and desirable."
The ACLU Opposes Parental Rights
The ACLU has filed lawsuits to block legislation requiring Parental Notification before a minor child has an abortion. They believe girls age 12 should be taken for abortions without their parents knowledge. They say Parental Notification Law “diminishes a minor woman’s constitutional right of privacy.”
The ACLU has sued school districts to force children to undergo 'training' designed to make them reject their parent's religious beliefs regarding sexual conduct. In a Kentucky case, the school wrote a handbook for students that prohibits them from expressing opposition to homosexual behavior—a violation of their Free Speech Rights.
The ACLU has opposed School Choice or Vouchers—against taxpaying parents who want their children to receive a good education.
The Texas ACLU issued this statement about children: "They will be molded by whatever education they receive." The only curriculum approved by the ACLU is one that rejects patriotism, traditional values and religious faith.
The ACLU Hates God
The ACLU views Free Speech and the Free Exercise of Religion as enemies of their agenda for America. In public schools, children have had Valentine cards confiscated that mentioned God; wall tiles for a fundraiser removed because two said "God Bless" on them; clergymen banned from school property; students stopped from praying at graduation; football teams cannot pray together before a game; invocations, benedictions banned.
The ACLU sued two school board members for reciting the Lord's Prayer at a public meeting (They lost). With a budget of $50 billion dollars a year, they file suit after suit as financial intimidation.
In Iowa, a valedictorian was told he could not mention Jesus during his speech. The Alliance Defense Fund came to his aid and the school learned what they did not know: it is his constitutional right to thank Jesus for his success in his speech.
America as envisioned by the ACLU will not sing "God Bless America" "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and "The Star Spangled Banner" in public; will remove the Ten Commandments from all public buildings ending with the Supreme Court; fire congressional and military chaplains; remove "In God We Trust" from our currency; public documents; and National Motto; excise "Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance.
The ACLU will want crosses and Stars of David removed from the military cemetery at Normandy, and all other military cemeteries, and Arlington National. Then they may demand their removal from all citizen's graves—since they are obviously in public view. Finally, the Declaration of Independence must be changed to remove those offensive words "God" "Creator" "Supreme Judge" and "Divine Providence."
The ACLU has sued over gospel concerts; over public space rented to a church to store hymnals; over a teacher who taught Bible lessons for 30 years off school property; over teachers for meeting on their own time to pray together; over prayer at a high school baseball game—which they called "Immoral" and asked the judge to send school officials to jail.
The ACLU seeks to eradicate public acknowledgement of Christianity. They sued the National Park Service because of a cross in the Mojave Desert in honor of veterans of World War One. In countless cities, the ACLU demanded tiny crosses be removed from city seals. They all caved in to save legal expenses except Los Angeles. The ACLU spokesperson, Ramona Ripston, says the cross makes non-Christians feel "unwelcome" in Los Angeles.
The ACLU may demand the names of innumerable American places be changed such as Los Angeles (City of Angels); Corpus Christi (Body of Christ); and places named after Saints (San Fransisco, San Diego). They have filed many suits over public displays of the Ten Commandments, some of which have been there for 100 years.
The ACLU has sued Catholic Charities to demand they provide contraceptives in direct violation of Catholic doctrine. They sued the Salvation Army to force them to hire non-Christians. They sued Yeshiva University to demand they allow two lesbians live together in student housing against their Jewish Faith. They sued the Virginia Military Institute to stop cadets from saying Grace before their meals.
The ACLU pockets millions of dollars from taxpayers in these lawsuits. They use the Civil Rights Attorneys Act to collect their attorney fees in cases they win or settle. Municipalities have to pay the ACLU for the pleasure of being sued.
The ACLU could not care less how much it costs taxpayers to revise the history, heritage, and faith of America. None of these cases are about violations of the First Amendment clause that the federal Congress shall not establish a national religion. The First Amendment was never intended for the government to censor public religious expression.
The ACLU Loves Abortion
The ACLU has filed several briefs in favor of banning pro-life advocates from exercising their right to Free Speech. They also have supported infanticide—the killing of living babies. Babies born with defects have been left to starve to death and in each of the cases the ACLU has supported the parents' "right to privacy."
A spokesman for the ACLU said this "I don't know what all this fuss is about. Dealing with these handicapped infants is really an extension of women's reproductive freedom rights, women's right to control their own bodies."
The ACLU fought the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, despite the fact that standard medical texts state, "The fetus is an individual patient, and to be viewed as much a patient as any other patient."
The ACLU has long advocated against any restrictions whatsoever on abortion right up to the moment of birth, playing an influential role in Roe vs Wade; Doe vs Bolton; Griswold vs Connecticut; and U.S vs Vuitch. They issued this statement in 1980: "Our litigation strategy has been to challenge every statute restricting reproduction freedom."
They have successfully argued that the health of the mother includes her psychological health and that means if having a baby would upset her, she can kill it in the very place designed to keep it safe during gestation: the womb of its own mother. A survey in 2005 shows that 91% of abortions had nothing to do with the health of the mother or the baby. It is just a matter of inconvenience.
One of the early leaders of the ACLU fight for abortion—which has now killed 55 million living babies in America—was attorney Harriet Pilpel. She wrote in 1964 that abortion was needed to discourage "births among low income groups" so we can breed a "better human race."
It is now admitted that Pilpel used highly inflated numbers of 'back alley abortions' and deaths from them, to sway public opinion. In 1965 she claimed over one million illegal abortions were performed each year in America resulting in 8,000 deaths. Research shows that the real numbers of illegal abortions averaged 124,500 per year, and 197 deaths—meaning these figures were inflated by 700%.
She dismissed pro-life persons as "intellectual inferiors." There was also racism involved in the her views and those of her colleagues. ACLU meeting minutes show this statement: "A woman has a right to a dead fetus."
An ACLU press release says this: "Abortion providers are honored and upheld as the heroes they are."
Abortion is a big business. Planned Parenthood reported $104,000,000 in earnings.
"In the second trimester, the kindly doctor uses forceps to pull the baby apart inside the uterus, bringing it out piece by piece, throwing the pieces in a pan. In the third trimester, the doctor pulls out the baby's legs, arms and torso—everything but the head. The baby's little fingers are clasping and unclasping and its feet are kicking. Then the doctor jabs the baby in the back of the head with scissors. The baby jerks and flinches. A suction tube sucks the baby's brains and finally, the brainless head is removed." (From testimony before Congress by a former abortion nurse, Brenda Pratt Shafer.)
The History of the American Civil Liberties Union
The founder of the ACLU, Roger Baldwin said these words: "We are for Socialism, disarmament, and ultimately for abolishing the state itself. We seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal."
His mentor, Emma Goldman, was credited with providing Baldwin with the ideology for the ACLU. She was an anarchist who was deported to Russia. Baldwin learned from Goldman how to keep secret his true ideology in order to enlist wealthy intellectuals to financially support his cause. Essentially, he intended to destroy Capitalism using the Capitalists own money!
Baldwin almost married a Communist before issuing this quote: "the present institution of marriage among us is a grim mockery of essential freedom."
According to Earl Browder, head of the American Communist Party, the ACLU was created to transmit their ideology. Baldwin said, "I want what the Communists want." He was infatuated with the Soviet Union and wrote a glowing account of it in Liberty under the Soviets where he stated that the abolition of class privilege was more important that civil liberties.
Baldwin explained his strategy to dupe the American Public with these words: "We want also to look like patriots in everything we do. We want to get a good lot of flags, talk a good deal about the Constitution and what our forefathers wanted to make of this country."
He also developed the strategy of defending a few ultra conservative nuts here and there such as Nazis or the KKK to create the appearance of non-partisanship. Baldwin realized this could also "open up" the courts to find "rights" to radical ideas in the Constitution someplace—presumably in emanations from penumbras.
The ACLU was behind the Scopes Monkey Trial to get the theory of evolution taught as fact to our schoolchildren. The real agenda was not about monkeys; but to destroy religious beliefs—to demonstrate the ignorance of the masses compared to the superiority of intellectual elites.
In Everson vs Board of Education in 1947, the ACLU proposed to the Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black that he include the words "The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach."
Judge Black did use these words in his opinion at the suggestion of the ACLU, but they do not appear in the Constitution of the United States of America. The ACLU has been so successful at promoting this phrase that most Americans believe it is in our Constitution! (This Court ruled in this case that Catholic School students had to pay to ride on public buses.)
In Engel vs Vitale in 1962, The ACLU persuaded the Supreme Court that teachers could not pray in class.
In Abington Township vs Schempp in 1963, the ACLU persuaded the Supreme Court to outlaw the Bible in public schools.
In Wallace vs Jaffree in 1985, The ACLU persuaded the Supreme Court that a "moment of silence" for voluntary prayer or meditation in public schools should be prohibited.
In Lee vs Weisman in 1992, the ACLU persuaded the Supreme Court that having a prayer at high school graduation ceremonies violated the Constitution.
In Jacobellis vs Ohio in 1964, the ACLU convinced the Supreme Court that the First Amendment protected exhibiting pornography in public.
In Romer vs Evans in 1996, the ACLU convinced the Supreme Court that they should override the democratic vote of the citizens of Colorado who had overwhelmingly passed an amendment to the Colorado Constitution banning special rights and privileges—above those granted ordinary citizens—to those who practice homosexual behavior.
What Does the ACLU Stand For?
The ACLU has fought to destroy America for 80 years under the pretense of protecting Constitutional Rights. They plan their lawsuits for jurisdictions where they sense a judge sympathetic to their world view.
Their real aim is to legalize Child Pornography; kill Judeo-Christian Values; abolish marriage; eliminate the traditional concept of "family"; diminish Parental Authority; dismantle individual autonomy; debunk the Sanctity of Life; end Free Expression of Religion; demolish Private Property Law; impose International Law on America, thus ending our National Sovereignty; and destroy Democracy.