Skip to comments.ACLU: "WILL SUE FOR FOOD"
Posted on 12/04/2004 4:28:27 AM PST by Liz
The ACLU was founded on January 12, 1920. Among its founders were William Z. Foster, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and Louis F. Budenz. All three later became prominent leaders of the Communist Party, USA, although Budenz broke with the Party in 1945 and became a militant anti-Communist.
In 1976, Congress passed the Civil Rights Attorneys Fee Awards Act, which was designed to encourage private lawyers to take on suits to protect civil and constitutional rights. The law provides that judges can order federal and state governments to pay legal fees to private lawyers who sued the government and won. The result has been a flood of civil rights cases in federal court. From The New American Feb. 2, 1987
It's an outrage that US law, passed during the Watergate era, allows the ACLU to collect attorney's fees for makework----Christian-hatng lawsuits it itself launches.
That means "values voters" have been footing the bill for the ACLU's launching a juggernaut to remove Ten Commandments images, Christmas creches and Christmas carols, taking God out of the Pledge of Allegiance, and because they claim they have a civil right not to see the Ten Commandments, a civil right not to hear the word God in the Pledge of Allegiance, not to see a creche of the Baby Jesus, not to hear Christmas carols. The ACLU has collected a huge amount of our tax dollars in this left-handed fundraiser for the ACLU.
FReepers can silence the ACLU with a bit of activism. We need to insist our Congressmen repeal this abusive law that allows the ACLU to get rich on harassing Christian America. Congress must repeal laws enabling the ACLU's Christian-hating activities. Cut off the ACLU's funds and watch them disappear. Here's what we can do.
The IRS should determine whether the ACLU is properly accounting for all its tax-funded activities, whether it is inflating legal costs, and whether it is using tax dollars for the purposes stated. We need to know whether the ACLU is engaged in Enron-style accounting and spending practices.
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ARGUING REPEAL TO CONGRESS
Apparently, when Congress contemplated the fee-shifting bill three decades ago, it never conceived that 42 U.S.C. §1988 would be used to secure fees in esoteric battles over the meaning of the establishment clause of the First Amendment.
The statute gives a court "discretion" to award attorneys' fees to the prevailing party in civil rights cases.
Study of the legislative history of the statute reveals that Congress intended this statute to apply to civil rights abuses, including certain race and sex discrimination cases, but not to arguments about whether Judge Roy Moore is allowed to display the Ten Commandments in the Alabama courthouse.
During the deliberations on the bill, the Senate penned that "in many cases arising under our civil rights laws, the citizen who must sue to enforce the law has little or no money with which to hire a lawyer." In the recent First Amendment lawsuits filed by the ACLU, the tables are turned.
Small school districts and municipalities can either defend lawsuits and risk paying the ACLU's attorneys' fees if they lose, or they can voluntarily submit to the ACLU's view of the Constitution.
Even if lawsuits over the establishment clause somehow fall within 42 U.S.C. §1988, the statute empowers courts with nothing more than "discretion" to award fees.
In these cases, one would expect courts to withhold awarding fees. Since this is not happening, Congress must take immediate action to clarify 42 U.S.C. §1988 to explicitly exclude lawsuits related to the acknowledgement of God.
We need to get behind this and push it for all it's worth. Time to get rid of the money-grubbing ACLU.
You're absolutely right on this issue. Take away the incentive for them to sue (money) and they just might dry up and go away.
Under the aegis of its Foundation, the ACLU could be getting away with murder. Within that structure all kinds of financial misdeeds can be hidden. For example, the ACLU also receives private funds.
It would be interesting to know what kind of financial activities officers of publicly-traded corporations engaged in and whether their donations to the ACLU were properly accounted for on company financial statements, whether shareholders were duly notified of corporate ACLU donations, whether the donations were made from corporate funds in the names of private individuals, and whether the ACLU itself properly accounted for these donations when filing official statements.
If the ACLU rigged its federal and state funding statements in collusion with officers of publicly-held companies who filed false financial instruments, that would be considered aiding and abetting the commission of federal and state crimes. Employing fraudulent accounting practices in order to cover-up corporate wrongdoing would have jeopardized the financial interests of stockholders, corporate associates and partners which would compel the SEC to step in.
Sounds good to me. Let's go for it.
Federalist number 10 speaks about Factions. It seems to basically say that the good ones will survive because the people will let them and the bad ones will die out. We need to get the ACLU to die out and it seems ignoring it won't work. Somehow we need to speak out against the Communists. God Bless America and may God lead America through this.
ACLU = The Enemy Within.
They must be utterly and completely destroyed, if America is to survive as a Constitutional Republic. An IRS and DOJ investigation would do that.
ACLU American Communist Lawyers Union.My Congressmen will
be queried on this-even though they are Democrats-and
that Party seems particularly governed by the "Transmission belt" of the Communist Party.
Dream on. There will always be insane monsters like Soros and Bing not to mention the covey of Hollywood elites to fund communist subversives like the ACLU.
Thanks. I heard this from Roger Hedgecock on Rush's program yesterday.
Yes, pull the plug on funding these idiots and they will go away. Money truly is the root of this evil. They have no 'belief' system, except they believe this game will go on to line their pockets.
we need to force our so-called representatives in congress to REPEAL that stupid law that forces moral Americans to pay for communist to overthrow our own country!
Is everyone equipped with a pitchfork and lantern? It'd be sooo much more fun...
.........and the sooner the better..........
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