Skip to comments.The ACLU Is Going Down...
Posted on 06/10/2005 8:36:44 AM PDT by Kaslin
For years the American Civil Liberties Union has pushed its agenda as to what the Constitution really says, and what freedom really means through judicial extortion. In 1978, the Supreme Court exempted the ACLU from the ambulance chasing prohibitions that apply to nearly every other lawyer in the country. Over the years this has enabled the ACLUs legions of pro bono attorneys to specifically target various organizations they feel are vulnerable to their lawsuits, dredge the ranks of the offended until they can find someone who will agree to let the ACLU stick their name at the top of a case, and then attempt to force a groups acquiesce to their demands by threatening a costly legal case they usually cannot afford. Many who have dared to stand up against the ACLU might have won the battle in the court room, but lost the war as their organizations were driven into bankruptcy under crushing legal bills.
However, in the last few years the tide has started to turn. Alternate civil liberties groups, such as The American Center for Law and Justice, conservative radio commentators, and even some in the media, have drawn attention to the ACLUs pattern of abuses, fanatic beliefs and outright hypocrisy. For the first time the ACLU is faced with legitimate public outcry over their tactics and slowly those who once would quietly give up their freedoms have been instilled with the will (and pro bono legal support) to fight. In addition, despite the efforts of obstructionist liberals in Congress, the court system is being given a much needed infusion of new judges who recognize that their interpretation of the Constitution should in some fashion be similar to those who wrote it. The ACLU understands its days of forcing Christianity, traditional values, and freedoms out of American public life are numbered.
Out of a sense of desperation and frustration toward this new threat, the ACLU has recently begun to change the target of their court cases to include the leaders of public groups and the private individuals who are leading the charge against them.
The best known case involves popular talk show host Sean Hannity. While interviewing volunteers of the Minuteman Project last April in Arizona, Hannity inadvertently crossed the US/Mexico border for a few minutes then immediately returned. It was a simple mistake and easily understood in light of the pathetic security of our borders. However the ACLU, which led the good fight by trying to obstruct the Minutemen and goad them into conflicts while enabling the rampant invasion of illegals into our nation, decided this was an offense that could not be tolerated. Apparently upset at Hannitys drawing interest to the good work of the Minutemen, Arizona State Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, under the auspices of the ACLU, demanded Hannitys arrest.
It is quite obvious that Sinema and the ACLU were not motivated out of a sense of respect for immigration law or fairness, but out of personal hatred toward Sean Hannity. The ACLU does not like what Hannity has to say, so what better way to silence him than by having him embarrassed and thrown in jail. But this is a larger issue than just the ACLU trying to embarrass Hannity. It is indicative of a terrifying new trend from the ACLU where they are attempting to hold individual citizens legally liable for doing nothing more than thinking they are wrong. With large organizations starting to resist them, the ACLU must now found a new defenseless target unable to afford to fight them: private citizens.
There are several other cases in recent weeks which further illustrate this trend. In Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, the ACLU has called for the arrest of school teachers and administrators because the ACLU does not feel they adequately exorcised all Judeo-Christian influences from their classrooms and cafeterias.
In San Diego the ACLU is suing five local personalities, including Rush Limbaugh sub Roger Hedgecock, because they do not like the wording they have chosen to represent the Arguments For section of a local ballot initiative to save the Mt. Soledad Cross. Who cares about freedom of speech and the right to voice your political opinions, the ACLU does not agree with it so it must be Constitutional to censor it. What is next? Arresting talk show hosts?
In the Keystone School District in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, even after the school board caved into the demands of the Pittsburgh ACLU, the ACLU is still suing the district because they felt that some in the community still hoped that there would be a prayer offered at the high school graduation. Suing a school district because some people in the community, who have no connection to the actual school district, hope something happens? Just what does that mean? Last time I checked hoping was still Constitutional. This case is nothing short of the ACLU trying to punish rank and file tax payers for not falling into line with its edicts. Just what will it take for the ACLU to feel adequately comfortable with the average citizen of Clarion Countys lack of hope at ever opposing the dictates of the ACLU? Will it be the ACLU individually suing every conservative American until we finally agree to live out our lives as Godless, Socialist drones, or would it just be Brown Shirts and Thought Police?
The ACLU is out of control. They can no longer even pretending to support freedom, the Constitution and Bill of Rights. What once may have been an organization dedicated to high ideals has now degenerated into a literal threat to our liberty. They are going beyond just trying to prosecute every Boy Scout troop and are now moving on to either sue people just like you and me, or actually have us arrested and subjected to criminal prosecution. How ironic it is that a group who thinks terrorists should not be in prison feels that those who disagree with them should. Sounds a little like the ACLU is no longer endorsing civil liberties but political prisoners.
Yep. The ACLU wants us to let illegals in unfettered and hindered efforts by the Minutemen to engage in a legal citizen's watch along the border.
But let a citizen hop over the fence and come back, and they demand his arrest.
Like all rogue liberal groups nowadays, they are oblivious to their own irony.
Let them try and find cops to arrest these people. Whenever a lawyer or politician says we live in a nation of laws, they mean which apply to you and not them.
"The ACLU does not like what Hannity has to say, so what better way to silence him than by having him embarrassed and thrown in jail." Let's give Sean a call and see if he would welcome this fight. I think so...and may I say that I would be the first to donate to his legal fund! Game on boys....Git-R-Done!!!
The ACLU has been going downhill since before Barry Goldwater was a member.
Why are they suing Hedgecock? Did he write the words that appear on the ballot?
The ACLU Is Going Down...
Not fast enough.
In reality what is needed (besides the very real effort to discredit the ACLU for the neo-facist organization that it is) is to find ways to attack their funding and to hold them liable for damages when they lose one of their legal jihads.
We can claim membership in the Leni Lenape Indian tribe of New Jersey. We absolutely object to the use of an Italian named explorer in the foundation of the name for the America's and wish to revert to our roots and call New Jersey and all contiguous land mass from Point Barrow to Tierra Del Fuego as:
"Leni Lenape Land"
The ACLU was founded by Communists, and fights for Communism to this day....
The ACLU fights for men who would rape boys, and attacks the boy scounts... if you think the ACLU has anything to do with defending american civil liberties you are naive and ill informed. Its goal is to use the courts to undermine the american way of life... nothing more, nothing less.
The American Bar Association, same thing: they could double their membership if they weren't leftist screwballs.
"They can no longer even pretending to support freedom"
Any person who thought they ever did is an ignorant idiot. An idiot because they never knew to research the ACLU and its origins. An ignorant idiot because the ACLU had as its charter to further the cause of Communism in America. That is a well known fact. Communism is not about freedom, it is about control; money and power. Nothing more, nothing less.
New ACLU slogan:
"Destroying the Constitution in order to save it."
I don't think we want to see what they plan to
replace it with.
Don't hold your breath.
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