July 6, 2006, - 7:54 am

ACLU vs. the Founding Fathers in the War on Terror

The ACLU–and President Bush–could learn a lot from America’s Founders. If only the group would stop lying about the Founders and their views on civil liberties.
Since America just celebrated its 230th birthday, take a look at what American Revolutionaries did just to get to a first day, let alone a first birthday.
It wasn’t at all the way lefty, self-proclaimed civil libertarians would have you believe.
Tory loyalists and other opponents of America’s independence were crushed like bugs. Revolutionaries weren’t the glowing respecters of dissent you’d think.
They treated British loyalists the way we should be treating terrorists and terror sympathizers in America. And they got the desired result we will never have with our limp policies of today: Toryists were the embarrassed class, second-class residents who held their heads low in shame. Today, the modern day worse-than-Tories– pan-Muslim, pan-Arabist, pro-terrorist groups–are feted by FBI and Homeland Security officials. And yes, even by the President.
The fish rots from the head down. It’s an old Greek saying. But so apt today. The head of the fish was alive and well in the years leading up to the Revolutionary War. And long thereafter.
The Wall Street Journal’s Cynthia Crossen reports that British loyalists “never stood a chance against the zealous Patriots.” And sometimes, zeal is a good thing.
In 1774, just two years before Independence, the first Continental Congress “authorized local governments to form ‘committees of inspection,’ which would test their citizens’ allegiance to independence,” writes Crossen.

People who refused to take the Patriots’ oath often lost their homes and were prohibited from working. The General Court of Massachusetts advised Harvard College’s overseers to question their faculty and ‘dismiss any instructors who appeared to be unfriendly to American liberty.’

Today, it is the exact opposite. And that’s why we’re in trouble. You have to be unfriendly to American liberty to get a job at Harvard or pretty much any other college or university in America. To not hire a Muslim loyal to Hezbollah or refuse to sell him/her your home would invite a burst pinata full of lawsuits and prosecutions. You would be the Tory. They are the new revolutionaries. And, ultimately, we might be revolutionized out of the freedom business.
The founders recognized this. That’s why they crushed dissenters. Crossen writes that at least 75,000 Tory loyalists fled to Canada, England, and the West Indies.
Today, it’s just the opposite. Rather than shaming those who hate us and those who laugh at us, we have not thousands, but millions of those subversives, flowing into–not fleeing out of–our country. Unlike the Founders, we don’t shame them. We make it easy and acceptable for them to invade our country and undermine it. Unlike the founding Patriots we’ve gotten a little too comfortable.
The Patriot Act? Military Tribunals (now ruled Unconstitutional)? Guantanamo Bay? Homeland Security? Deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)? All of these popular targets of the ACLU and Islamist groups had nothing on the machinations of the original American Patriots.
In the first days of America, it was a very different story than now. Instead of terror supporters like CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) and ADC (American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee) fighting America on its own shores every step of the way, Tory loyalists who remained in America “usually tried to keep their heads down,” Crossen writes. She quotes the writing of one loyalist from Pennsylvania:

I am afraid to converse with persons here, or to write my friends in Philadelphia . . . a letter intercepted or an unguarded word would plunge me into troubles. . . . These oppressions on men who have never given offense are justified by the [Patriots] as necessary for the security of all government.

So what was it the ACLU keeps saying about the Founding Fathers turning over in their graves over the Patriot Act? Actually, they are turning over in their graves . . . over how we’ve turned America over to the new, far worse Tory loyalists who have taken America hostage through the courts, the media, universities, everywhere else.
And then there was the physical punishment. The violence. There was a lot of it–all directed at loyalists. Crossen reports that the Patriots tarred and feathered them, jailing hundreds of them.
Are the cells and Sole Amandine at Gitmo excessive, “cruel and unusual” punishment for those who’d destroy us? A Delaware loyalist to England would have traded places with them to be in what Amnesty International absurdly calls “the gulag of our time.” He was convicted of aiding and abetting the enemy and sentenced to be hanged, but, the sentence read,

not ’til you be dead for you must be cut down alive . . . and then your head must be severed from your body and your body divided into four quarters and these must be at the disposal of the Supreme Authority of the state.

Makes the Abu Ghraib hoods and a death sentence for Zaccarias Moussaoui (sought and not attained at trial) sound like paradise.
We’re not necessarily suggesting a return to the quartering alive and tar-and-feathering of the days of the Founding Fathers. We’ve become more civilized. But other cultures who wish to destroy haven’t. And it’s important to note that the Founders got the message–a incontrovertible message of which our current “leaders” are clueless:
You repel more flies with vinegar than with honey.
The Founders didn’t allow any ACLU to flourish and claim otherwise.

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ACLU fulfilling communist agenda
Every day, the headlines scream with some new threat from the American Civil Liberties Union. I believe it’s important to look behind the curtain and discover the origins of groups and organizations to better understand their activities.
The ACLU was founded in the 1920s by Roger Baldwin and Crystal Eastman, described as a “progressive” and “the perfect feminist.”
Earl Browder was general secretary of the Communist Party of the United States from 1930 through its dissolution in 1944. When the party was reconstituted as the Communist Political Association later that year, Browder was chosen as its president. Browder proudly proclaimed that the ACLU functioned as “a transmission belt” for the party. To deny the ACLU’s founding was attached at the hip to communist organizations is to deny what can easily be proven as truth.
For the past few decades, the ACLU has been on a major crusade to destroy Christianity in America, promote filth under “freedom of speech and expression,” and of course, vigorously defend the homosexual culture of death. On Jan. 10, 1963, Congressman Albert S. Herlong Jr., D-Fla., read a list of 45 communist goals into the Congressional Record. Below are the communist goals being implemented by the ACLU in their quest to destroy America’s culture and traditions:
* Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions, by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
* Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
* Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form of artistic expression. An American communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings,” substituting shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.
* Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
* Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
* Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and television.
* Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural and healthy.”
* Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
* Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
* Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of “the big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the communists took over. Obliterating the American past, with its antecedents in principles of freedom, liberty and private ownership is a major goal of the communists then and now.
* Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture ñ education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
* Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
Read the entire article here;

Thee_Bruno on July 6, 2006 at 9:48 am

Excellent! Is there a link to the Crossen writings?

Craig C on July 6, 2006 at 9:39 pm

Don’t know about the Crossen writings, but there are loads of links to the brain-dead at the DNC website.

Thee_Bruno on July 6, 2006 at 9:53 pm

Debbie Schlussel has it exactly right. If the smart people watching from the side-lines have no problem noting the destructive and seditious (if not down-right traitorous) efforts of the ACLU and groups like them…and Hollywood is right in there with the worst of them…why can’t our “leaders” do the same? Because we have no true leadership in this country that has the balls and spine to do what needs to be done to protect our country, what our fore-fathers were willing to do to a far greater degree to start our country. Apathy and complacency in the leadership on the Right will allow deceit and subversion on the Left to work unless something is done REAL SOON! Otherwise, in another decade we’ll be just a big version of France. Why does the Left want socialism so bad when it’s failed elsewhere time and again? If someone has the answer to that, let us know…

Ziggy Spaz on July 7, 2006 at 12:44 pm

Debbie Schlussel knows what she is talking about. The media and courts of the United States seem to have the opinion that if we want to protect our rights, we must commit mass suicide. We commit suicide by allowing terrorists to have the same rights as U.S. citizens. We commit suicide by allowing media to announce to terrorists what we are doing undercover to combat terrorism. This is the very definition of insanity. Let us go back and do things the way we did before 11 September 2001. Again, we will get the same results–another terrorist attack. This time will it be 3,000, or 30,000 deaths? We protect our Bill of Rights by not allowing terrorists to take over our country, attack our country, or cower us into placating the terrorist. If terrorists had their way, there would be no Bill of Rights. We would have no free speech. By combating terrorism, we prserve our way of life for our children and protect our Bill of Rights. If the Bush gave into the inane, insane, way of thinking of not offending terrorists, there would be another horrid terrorist attack and the media would be blasting Bush for not doing enough to stop terrorism. The only way to stop terrorism is to kill terrorists and wipe out their financial infrastructure. Plain and simple.

commoner on July 11, 2006 at 6:39 pm

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