Once again the ACLU masquerading as a patriot coming to the rescue of the oppressed American public has filed another public complaint that they hope will weaken the Government's ability to fight internal subversion and terrorism. This time it is the Department of Defense use of surveillance and investigative tools used to compel businesses to turn over customer information without a judge's order or grand jury subpoena.
To the average person the ACLU appears to be a bastion of defense for the little guy against "Big Brother". This could not be further from the truth. The History of the ACLU will be discussed next, but I must remind readers that the ACLU has led the charge to get Religion out of the schools and Public places, defended suspected terrorists and since it's inception has been a champion of Leftist causes.
One of the great myths of the 20th – and now 21st – century is the belief that the American Civil Liberties Union was an organization that had a noble beginning, but somehow strayed off course. That myth is untrue. The ACLU set a course to destroy America – her freedom and her values – right from the start. From its very beginning, the ACLU had strong socialist and communist ties. As early as 1931, the U.S. Congress was alarmed by the ACLU's devotion to communism.
A report by the Special House Committee to Investigate Communist Activities stated : "The American Civil Liberties Union is closely affiliated with the communist movement in the United States, and fully 90 percent of its efforts are on behalf of communists who have come into conflict with the law. It claims to stand for free speech, free press and free assembly, but it is quite apparent that the main function of the ACLU is an attempt to protect the communists ".
Roger Baldwin and Crystal Eastman founded the ACLU in 1920 along with three other organizations dedicated to the most leftist of causes. The histories of these two individuals belie their claims of patriotism and respect for the Constitution. Baldwin openly sought the utter destruction of American society. Fifteen years after the founding of the ACLU, Baldwin wrote: " I am for Socialism, disarmament and ultimately, for the abolishing of the State itself ... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal". Source: Alliance Defense Fund
Those that followed Baldwin and Eastman have attempted to disguise their intentions with pious platitudes proclaiming they are protecting our freedoms. In fact, I believe they are doing the Devils work! This statement regarding the Defense Department illustrates the work they are about. Tying the Hands behind the back of all who are trying to make Our Country safe and free of subversives by investigative methods. If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.
They(govt) are not breaking down doors as the KGB and "The Second Department"(SSM)do in Communist Countries of China and the former Soviet Union.
In a press release yesterday, ACLU lawyer Melissa Goodman, said Congress should provide stricter guidelines and meaningful oversight of how the military and FBI make national security letter requests. "Any government agency's ability to demand these kinds of personal, financial or Internet records in the United States is an intrusive surveillance power," she said. "The DOD may be accessing the kinds of records they are not allowed to get." Melissa Goodman is a Staff Attorney in the ACLU's National Security Program. She works on the ACLU’s national security docket and litigates cases concerning surveillance, excessive government secrecy, torture and detention, and the freedoms of speech and association. Most recently, she has been counsel in the ACLU's lawsuits challenging warrantless NSA surveillance, the Patriot Act, the government's practice of ideological exclusion, and the CIA's abduction and detention of Khaled El-Masri, a victim of the CIA's practice of "extraordinary rendition."
Something is seriously wrong when an American organisation goes to bat for convicted terrorist, as is the case in the following: Mohammed Hossain and Yassin Aref, who were convicted of supporting terrorism after an elaborate FBI sting operation allegedly found them supporting a fake assassination plot. Illegal (italics are mine) NSA surveillance may have spurred the sting operation. The case involves secret arguments by the government, and more astonishingly, secret opinions by the judge that only government prosecutors were allowed to read. ACLU's National Security Project(Melissa Goodman) and the New York Civil Liberties Union filed a brief in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the court hearing Hossain and Aref's appeal of their criminal convictions. In the brief, they argue that the government should not be allowed to use evidence obtained through illegal NSA surveillance in criminal prosecutions of American citizens, and that the possibility that these defendants were the victims of illegal surveillance by the NSA warrants examination by the court.
All this for people who were complicit in a terrorist plot, they thought! They also were responsible for the May 2007 decision by the National Cemetery Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs agreeing, as the result of litigation, to engrave the Pentacle on the grave markers of Wiccan or Pagan veterans.This is an insult to Christian and Jews buried in hallowed ground!
And to top it all off the ACLU, in a 2002 letter, stated that it "opposes child pornography that uses real children in its depictions," but that material "which is produced without using real children, and is not otherwise obscene, is protected under the First Amendment" My comment is this. Any endorsement of cartoons or live pictures of "supposed" children being involved in sex acts is not only obscene but show the Marxist bent of those who support it!