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Does the ACLU Defend the Constitution?

September 17, 2012 at 5:00 am / by

About Lainie Sloane

California State Director Lainie Sloane started her political activism as a Teen Age Republican (TAR) when she was 14 years old, helping her local college (Purdue University) Young Republicans in door-to-door… More
 

Does the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) defend the Constitution of the United States?  As I once heard someone say, “Does the fox guard the hen house?”

`The ACLU says in their Briefing Paper, Number 1, “The mission of the ACLU is to assure that the Bill of Rights—amendments to the Constitution that guard against warranted governmental control—are preserved for each new generation.  To understand the ACLU’s purpose, it is important to distinguish between the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  The Constitution itself, whose bicentennial we celebrated in 1987, authorizes the government to act.  The Bill of Rights limits that authority.”  Their brief goes on to explain what rights are guaranteed in the Bill of Rights:  1) First Amendment rights; 2) Equal protection of the law; 3) Due process of law; 4) The right to privacy and 5) Expanding those protections.

The founder of the ACLU, Roger Baldwin, got it wrong from the very beginning when he said, “So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we’ll be called a democracy.”

Democracy?  Hmm, I thought we were a Republic.

There are many sources to define a Republic and a Democracy.  The group, Citizens for Constitutional Government, defines a Republic and a Democracy as follows:  “A Republic is representative government ruled by law (the Constitution).   A democracy is direct government ruled by the majority (mob rule).   A Republic recognizes the inalienable rights of individuals while democracies are only concerned with group wants or needs (the public good).”

Does the last part of the above sentence sound familiar?  “…while democracies are only concerned with group wants or needs….”  Think about the word, group.  Expand that and think about community and even further with the word, commune.  Does this sound like Communism?

In addition to Roger Baldwin defining us as a democracy, today we have some leaders who are trying to do the same thing.  Perhaps they might think that if they keep telling us we’re a democracy, that we’ll believe it.

Baldwin said, “I am for Socialism, disarmament, and ultimately for abolishing the state itself as an instrument of violence and compulsion.  I seek social ownership of property…Communism is the goal.”

Wow!  There we have it.  “…Communism is the goal.”  In fact, the ACLU was founded in 1917 as the Bureau of Conscientious Objectors.  In 1918, the Bureau was raided by the FBI for suspicion of having subversive literature.  In November of 1918, Baldwin began serving a one year prison term for sedition.  When he was released in 1920, he renamed the Bureau the American Civil Liberties Union.

Most of us know that the ACLU is a highly politicized progressive organization.  Their goal is to reform American society according to the world of liberalism even though they advertise themselves as neither being Conservative, Liberal, Democrat nor Republican.  That is true—they are Marxists.  They want us to believe that they are devoted to protecting the civil liberties of all Americans, but let’s look at the fox guarding the hen house.

The ACLU supports abortion, flag desecration (which they define as free speech), homosexual and transgender rights (including adoption rights for gay couples) and prisoner’s rights.  They believe that impediments to voting should not be allowed (voter I.D.s).  They oppose the death penalty and prayer in schools.

Their religious bigotry is observed from their past.  They have sought to eliminate nativity scenes, crosses and other Christian symbols from public property; have sought to prohibit voluntary Bible reading in public schools and have sought to purge the words under God from the Pledge of Allegiance.

The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” 

The ACLU would have us believe that the term separation of church and state is in the First Amendment, ignoring the fact that the actual subject of the First Amendment is about Congress and what Congress may or may not do as a Federal entity.  Congress’ intent of the First Amendment was not to form a secular government forbidding religious entanglements; the First Amendment addressing speech and religion was to protect those entities from the heavy hand of government and not the other way around.

The ACLU is at the forefront of revisionist history coming against the Constitution, not defending it.

 
 

Lainie Sloane

California State Director Lainie Sloane started her political activism as a Teen Age Republican (TAR) when she was 14 years old, helping her local college (Purdue University) Young Republicans in door-to-door campaigns, telephone banks and stuffing envelopes. By the time she graduated from high school, local GOP leaders knew her as the “go-to person.” In addition to serving on various local and state campaign committees and managing GOP Campaign Headquarters for two presidential elections, she was appointed by a city judge to serve as interim City Clerk and was awarded an Honorary Indiana Secretary of State by Indiana’s Secretary of State, at that time Ed Simcox, for her extraordinary leadership skills and dedication to the Republican Party in her home state of Indiana. National, local and state GOP leaders endorsed Lainie, including Betty Rendel, former President of the National Federation of Republican Women, for the position of Chair of the Indiana Second Congressional District Young Republicans, which included the Northwest Counties of Indiana, a Democrat stronghold. This position qualified her to sit on the Indiana Young Republicans State Central Committee. After she married Los Angeles native, entertainer J.P. Sloane, they moved to Southern California where she worked in management at Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Animation and assisted in the start-up and development of a retro record label for Dick Clark Productions. Lainie is a member of and served on the Board of Directors for Los Angeles based Christian Entertainers’ Fellowship. She resides in California with her husband, host of a soon to be released biblically-based Internet television broadcast, "What in the World?" discussing Christian apologetics and prophesy. Currently Lainie is a Business Consultant to the music publishing industry and was recently appointed to the State Leadership Committee for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly for Governor-2014.

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  • HearMeOut

    Great article! Very informative and I learned a lot that I did not know! Thank you!

  • John V. Rigdon

    Thank you for revealing the Origins of the ACLU. I found the information on them was correct and true. One thing that I know from the ACLU experience is that, Color is a major factor in their decisions on action. It is amazing that when the Racism issue is presented the ACLU wants everyone to know about it, but if it is a case against some one of a “Not recognized Race” by them, they will do everything in their power to have it and all of the information sealed. Great writing. Keep up the hard work fighting for Patriots! You are in a wonderful group of fellow Patriots. Thank you again.

    • HearMeOut

      You are a true fellow Patriot and we Love ya!

  • Ann-Marie Murrell

    Wtg Lainie!

  • mzgrizz

    OUTSTANDING ARTICLE! Keep on exposing the roots of such entrenched groups in our nation as the ACLU. Although I know the rotten fruit of this organization, and therefore had an inkling of what they stemmed from, I had NO IDEA of their beginning. Perhaps, by continuing to put the Ax of Knowledge to the Root of Deception, this evil entity can be removed, and it’s dark overgrowth eliminated from the nations eyesight, and ALL of the people will finally be able to see clearly again, that we are a Republic, truly under God.

  • http://twitter.com/flbrit Barbara Cook -COOKI

    “Baldwin said, “I am for Socialism, disarmament, and ultimately for
    abolishing the state itself as an instrument of violence and
    compulsion. I seek social ownership of property…Communism is the goal.””
    Say no more as this is their ultimate goal 0 communism. More people need to be fully aware of their plans.
    Great article Lainie!

  • Sandra H.

    Lainie tell it like it is and I am proud to say I believe she speaks for all of us. Thanks for exposing this group and their agenda.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Walter-Portier/100000259189431 Walter Portier

    Aclu is not fighting for all of us.They are on the wrong side of a lot of american issues. They want to take God our of our country. God is part of all of us and we need him in our daily lives. If they were so consern about tax dollars gone to support religion. Why don”t they stop the money the us is spending on the muslim building around the world. Where is the out cry from the media and other government Officials and the president.???

  • Angie

    Good job, Lainie.

  • francis

    Impeachments and High Treason and Murders with no Justice Hundreds of Knox out game,numbers piling up should be Grade Jury to each case of murder

 
 
 
 

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