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The ACLU is Not Your Friend

Before joining, endorsing or otherwise approving any club or organization, it is very important to do the research which will make you aware of all they stand for….you may find that you are not really interested in being affiliated with some people or groups. This was just some of the information I gathered on the ACLU and subsequently realized that I wanted nothing at all to do with them.

American Civil Liberties Union

This is the stated mission of the ACLU, and while it sounds altruistic and honorable, it is obvious by most of the cases it champions, that it’s true goals are anything but:

“to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.”

Revealing FACTS on the ACLU

from its own writings

Following are some of the stated goals of the ACLU, from its own published Policy Issues:


the legalization of prostitution (Policy 211);


the defense of all pornography, including CHILD PORN, as “free speech” (Policy 4);


the decriminalization and legalization of all drugs (Policy 210);


the promotion of homosexuality (Policy 264);


the opposition of rating of music and movies (Policy 18);


opposition against parental consent of minors seeking abortion (Policy 262);


opposition of informed consent preceding abortion procedures (Policy 263);


opposition of spousal consent preceding abortion (Policy 262);


opposition of parental choice in children’s education (Policy 80)

— not to mention the defense and promotion of euthanasia, polygamy, government control of church institutions, gun control, tax-funded abortion, birth limitation, etc. (Policies 263, 133, 402, 47, 261, 323, 271, 91, 85).


It’s founder, Roger Baldwin’s stated goals, quoted at the time of the founding of the ACLU:

“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.”


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 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.

Earl Browder, the general secretary of the Communist Party of the United States, admitted that the ACLU served as a “transmission belt” for the party. Baldwin agreed, claiming, “I don’t regret being a part of the communist tactic which increased the effectiveness of a good cause.”

Baldwin was a devoted follower of the anarchist Emma Goldman (or “Red Emma” as she was called), who was eventually deported to the Soviet Union in 1919 for her communist activities. Goldman was a consistent promoter of anarchism, radical education, “free love” and birth control. According to an online exhibit of Goldman’s papers, her career “served as inspiration for Roger Baldwin, a future founder of the American Civil Liberties Union.”

Baldwin also was a great admirer of the Planned Parenthood founder. He heaped praise on Sanger: “She was a frail, beautiful, unassuming woman … She always had a quiet insistence on the rightness of what she was doing.” Sanger was a passionate advocate of eugenics – the attempt to improve the human race through selective breeding. Abortion was a primary means to this “improvement,” leading Sanger to write, “The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

This adoration of Sanger set the tone for the tragic history of the ACLU concerning the issue of abortion. To this day, the group fights for the most extreme of pro-abortion positions, including support for partial-birth abortion and opposition to parental consent for minors.

But the radical agenda hardly ends there. In his wedding vows, Baldwin called marriage as between one man and one woman “a grim mockery of essential freedom.” He added, “The highest relationship between a man and a woman is that which welcomes and understands each other’s loves.”

The result is that today the ACLU is a leading advocate of same-sex “marriage,” and has expressed support for polygamy and polyamory (“open” marriage) as well. The ACLU Policy Guide reads:

The ACLU believes that criminal and civil laws prohibiting or penalizing the practice of plural marriage [polygamy or polyamory] violate constitutional protections of freedom of expression and association, freedom of religion, and privacy for personal relationships among consenting adults”.

While many accept the ACLU as a mainstream organization, their history tells a drastically different story. Organizations such as the Alliance Defense Fund are dedicated to exposing the myth that the ACLU is working hard for the First Amendment rights of Americans. Instead of being an organization that simply took a “wrong turn,” the ACLU has devoted itself from the very beginning to the devastation of America’s most cherished traditions, values, and laws.


Can anyone explain to me why this organization which admits to only 500,000 members out of a US population of over 300,000,000 people has so much power in this country? It clearly works against the ethics and morals of the vast majority of decent Americans. Who funds it and who are it’s members?.


Thanks Mom

The following is a “Thank You” note I wrote to my 93 year old mother as an inclusion to her Mother’s Day card.  I think it’s important to tell those we love that we appreciate the “life lessons” we’ve learned from them:

Thanks Mom,

For reading to me every day from the “Sunbonnet Sue” stories when I got the measles and the chicken pox together (and I know that half of that was my own fault) I disobeyed both you and Aunt Irene and went to visit Amy in her room when she was sick and contagious. Things are a bit different today……..I don’t think people stay in dark rooms like that now.  Do you remember which one of those two diseases  Amy had. I still carry that one small chicken pox scar below my left eye to remind me that there are reasons when mothers say “don’t”.

For letting me walk the bridge girders across the river, I think it was in Turner, behind Dad while you sat in the car……….probably scared to death. I was pretty young and pretty small so those bridge girders were as wide as a sidewalk to me…………no problem. When dad told me not to look down, I knew he meant it.

For grabbing me by the back of my coat when I opened the door of the moving car. I can still remember seeing the pavement below my face. I was really stupid sometimes!

For not punishing me too badly when I took off on my bicycle and rode all the way out to see Elaine and Gloria in Mechanic Falls without telling anyone that I was going. It wasn’t until I had children of my own that I understood how worried you must have been. Do you remember how old I was, because I don’t.

For all the fun at the Sabbathday cottage even though it was hard to get up so early to drive into town for school when Dad went to work. I remember the “grown up” feeling of having the coffee in those thick china mugs and yes I know it was mostly milk but I really did feel grown up drinking it and coffee has never tasted quite the same since. Nostalgia is powerful. I remember going out to the cottage one winter and shoveling off the ice so we could skate and being amazed that Dad knew how to skate!

And thank you most of all for being insistent about teaching us to speak with proper grammar………….and without the accent (at least not as much of an accent as most). I have had occasion to meet people during my lifetime who prided themselves on being able to tell what part of the country people were from by their speech. No one has ever been able to label me! A lot of that was probably also due to Oak Grove and going to school with girls from all over the country and from other countries as well. It was a rich and valuable experience, even though I didn’t appreciate it at the time. I still have friends from those days, but I still can’t really stand tea (unless it’s iced) because of the obligatory Sunday afternoon “dress up” formal teas we all had to attend.

Most of all, thank you for being a wonderful example of what a mother should be. I hope that I have passed the information to my children as you did, not in words but in everyday lessons by example.

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