Thursday, October 13, 2005

By The Company They Keep

I've been walking down dark alleys in the seedy part of town. I dropped in on the Socialist Worker on line and I noticed something very interesting. If you do an ACLU search you come up with all kinds of issues the two groups agree on. Isn't that a shocker?

Here are just a few examples:

From Nov. 2004

"Now, there is reason to believe that Washington is preparing a new round of anti-immigrant attacks. According to the ACLU, in August, agents from the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security conducted heavy-handed sweeps on immigrants in conjunction with police in several cities across Washington state."

From April 2005

"IN A blow against equal marriage rights, the Oregon Supreme Court voided more than 3,000 marriage licenses issued to gay and lesbian couples last spring. The nullification came in the court’s ruling on a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of eight same-sex couples and the gay-rights group Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) that sought full rights for same-sex couples."

Nov. 2001

"George W. Bush signed the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) Act into law.Despite the freedom-loving acronym, the bill is a nightmare of civil rights restrictions and police powers. In short, it’s a dream come true for the Bush gang. "September 11 was the biggest boon federal law enforcement could ask for," said Laura J. Murphy, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)."

Let's see, they're both for gay "marriage", against enforcing what they call our "draconian" immigration laws and against securing our nation from terrorists. The socialists did lecture the ACLU about one thing and I really found it amusing. Here it is.

The lessons of McCarthyism

"In the face of this attack, liberal organizations turned their backs on radicals--and in many cases joined in. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), instead of defending communists, conducted its own witch-hunt to oust radicals from its ranks--such as ACLU founding member Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. It was later discovered that throughout the McCarthy years, the ACLU dutifully reported the names of communists to the FBI."

Founded by communists, advocating socialist causes, champion of atheism, enemy of family values...its time to send the ACLU packing. Let's strip them of their tax exempt status and prohibit them from being awarded attorneys fee in religious establishment cases. You can help, go here and sign the petition.

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