“Multiculturalism,” “human rights,” “tolerance” and “social justice” form the jargon of the ACLU’s leftist ideology. They fuel their moral narcissism on the backs of the underdog and use minority rights as an excuse to substitute a socialist solution which has proven time and time again that it doesn’t work. The ideology is a master-slave relationship to keep the minority disenfranchised and emphasizes materialism as the answer to all our problems.
In 1915 the American Union Against Militarism (AUAM) was formed. National Civil Liberties Bureau (NCLB) was established in the autumn of 1917 with Roger Baldwin as director. On Jan. 20, 1920, the NCLB was renamed the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) with Roger Baldwin and Albert DeSilver as Co-Directors.
Founder Roger N. Baldwin (January 21, 1884 – August 26, 1981)
New York City, December 1937, the ACLU released its official declaration or … “Statement of Purpose”.
Page Two (2) states:
The Civil Liberties Union stands on the general principle that all thought on matters of public concern should be freely expressed without interference. Orderly social progress is promoted by unrestricted freedom of opinion. The punishment of mere opinion without overt acts is never in the interest of orderly progress. Suppression of opinion makes for violence and bloodshed.
The very definition of irony. Today progressive liberals hurl insults to silence Americans with labels of Hater, Bigot, Homo-phobe, Islama-phobe, Racist … anything that does not agree with the liberal viewpoint is labeled as hate speech and savagely ridiculed. Predictably, the free exchange of ideas championed by yesterdays ACLU and it’s “Statement Of Purpose” is long dead. Like a butterfly pupa experiencing complete metamorphosis, ACLU relativism matured into a calculable cesspool of social justice derangement enveloping college campuses today with the reeking stench of indoctrinated hypocrisy.
From 1910 to 1917, Mr. Baldwin was secretary of the reform Civic League of St. Louis. In that job, he recalled, ”I got my first impulse to civil liberties” when the police denied Margaret Sanger, the birth-control advocate, the right to hold a meeting in a private hall.” Improving the human race by eliminating “defectives” from the gene pool was Margaret Sanger’s passion. Margaret Sanger was one of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s guests of honor at the annual dinner and “stunt party” of the Woman’s National Press Club. Eleanor Roosevelt, had become First Lady only a few weeks earlier on March 4, 1933.
In 1927, he had visited the Soviet Union and wrote a book, Liberty Under the Soviets. Originally, at the beginning of the ACLU, Baldwin said:
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.
In the 20’s and 30’s, Mr. Baldwin was extremely active in the American left. A member of no party, he was nonetheless amenable to helping the Communists, Socialists and leftists generally through united front committees.
A passivist, Baldwin became more and more disillusioned with Soviet-style communism and called it “A NEW SLAVERY”. In the 1940’s, Baldwin led the campaign to purge the ACLU of Communist Party members.
Militarized soviet style communism was not acceptable to the conscientious objectors vision of change. A modern progressive approach utilizing cultural relativism rather than conventional moral objectivity was required. Statuary laws are subject to constitutional law, no state or federal law would supersede it -- that was the key to change. Statuary law must be consistent with the U.S. Constitution. Revisionary constitutional law (a "living" constitution) was the path forward, the pen not the sword would lean America toward Marxism ... and quite successfully as a young Barack Obama would later lecture on, then expand with both regulatory and administrative law.
Today The ACLU’s deceptive Statement Of Purpose has fully blossomed.
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