The ACLU would like to cloak itself in altruism, claiming it exists only to defend the basic rights of people. Well, let's look at its history of protecting the rights of non-smokers. You would think that would be high on the ACLU's list, as it is for most of the left wing crowd. It is a great favorite of the Hollywood lefties.
The attitude of the ACLU toward tobacco products took an interesting turn after an infusion of cash hit their coffers.
Even though this is an old story, it is representative of an organization that, while claiming to be driven by high ideals, is actually morally bankrupt and capable of any subterfuge to further its socialist agenda.
It matters to them not where their funding comes from, because the end justifies the means. This is not exactly the stuff from which lofty ideals and goals are met. It is the murky swamp of the manipulator and conspirator, trademarks of this cabal.
The American Civil Liberties Union in 1993 solicited and accepted $500,000 from Philip Morris. The ACLU contends that the money did not carry conditions that would have compromised ACLU's principles.
What principles you may ask? Even without specific conditions, this would still be a conflict of interest by any standard and would certainly taint any sense of impartiality the ACLU might attempt to claim. Read the following articles and decide for yourself.
Go here and read an interesting piece about the history of collusion between the tobacco companies and the ACLU. And, here is another article at Tobacco.org.
If the agenda and practices of the ACLU offend you, as they do many Americans, then go to Protest the ACLU and see what you can do to help.