ACLU Outrages

The American Civil Liberties Union: How It Thwarts Freedom of Religion

March 22, 2011 — It happens like clockwork: every December the American Civil Liberties Union complains about how we celebrate Christmas. An ACLU affiliate files a lawsuit against a city that puts up a religious display, or it represents atheist parents who don't want their children involved in a school pageant that makes reference to God. There's always something. Read more (PDF)

The ACLU's Warped View of Puppy Mills and Abortion Clinics

March 28, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 27, 2014 on The Washington Times website. When it comes to free speech, the American Civil Liberties Union has a soft spot for animal rights protesters, but not necessarily... Read more

How a Telecommunications Giant Aids Sex Trafficking

March 24, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 21, 2014 on The Washington Times website. In 1865, following the most costly war in America's history, the 13th Amendment abolished the odious institution of slavery in the United... Read more

ACLU Sings Harmony with Violent Lyricist

March 14, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 13, 2014 on The Washington Times website. In a case of attempted murder headed for the New Jersey Supreme Court, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wants violent lyrics... Read more

The ACLU's Deadly Prescription for Addiction

February 7, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 6, 2014 on The Washington Times website. Drug overdoses are in the news again with the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman. The 46-year-old actor was found dead on Sunday... Read more

Supreme Court to Decide if Abortion Buffer Zones Violate Pro-Life Free Speech

January 15, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 14, 2014 on The Washington Times website. Members of American Civil Liberties Union like to bill themselves as the ultimate protectors of the First Amendment, defending hard-core pornography as... Read more

Can the ACLU Force Catholic Hospitals to Perform Abortions?

December 6, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published December 5, 2013 on The Washington Times website. The ACLU wants Catholic hospitals to practice medicine without morals. The American Civil Liberties Union is so upset that a Michigan baby... Read more

The ACLU's Not So Holy Trinity

November 26, 2013 — This column by Grove City College historian Paul Kengor was published December 14, 2010 on the American Spectator website. There's a reason why the Christmas season always brings out the atheist in the ACLU. In a revealing American Spectator article,... Read more

A Ban on the Faith-Based Workplace

November 11, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published November 10, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Last week, the U.S. Senate matter-of-factly, with no serious vocal opposition except a last-ditch warning of the consequences by Sen. Dan... Read more

ACLU to New York Cops: Drop Dead

October 28, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published October 27, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Imagine that it was Sept. 12, 2001, and you opened your newspaper, gazed in horror at the many photos of unspeakable carnage... Read more

Are Minorities Too Dumb to Get ID?

October 4, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published October 4, 2013 on the American Thinker website. Attacking North Carolina's new voter ID law as the "harshest voter suppression law in the nation," the ACLU's North Carolina chapter saluted... Read more

Recalling What Freedom of Religion Meant to the Founders

August 12, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 12, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Ever feel like an "outsider?" If you have, then you have license to stamp out any public activity that you find religiously... Read more

ACLU Official Blasts Marathon Bombing Case Investigation

July 22, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 21, 2013 on the American Thinker website. There's not much that doesn't outrage the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), whether it's the "not guilty" verdict in the George Zimmerman... Read more

No Room for Nuisances in Missouri Pews

March 18, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 18, 2013 on The Washington Times website. You can't keep a good theophobe down. Despite losing in court, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says it will continue opposing... Read more

Joe Doe Loses His Fight with the 10 Commandments

February 25, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 25, 2013 on The Washington Times website. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has lost its six-year campaign to tear down a Ten Commandments monument at the Dixie County,... Read more

ACLU, Unions Sue Michigan Over Right to Work Law

February 4, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 3, 2013 on the American Thinker website. Do you recall what happened at the Wisconsin state Capitol building in March 2011, when the state Senate was considering legislation to... Read more

Skirmish Won in War for Religious Freedom

January 25, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 25, 2013 on The Washington Times website. In a victory for religious freedom, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) won't be able to make Catholic agencies fund abortions for... Read more

Boy Scouts Prevail after 11-Year Battle

January 14, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 14, 2013 on The Washington Times website. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has a well-earned reputation as the hippiest, dippiest, most-reversed appellate court in... Read more

Free Speech vs. Sound of Silence

December 10, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published December 7, 2012 on The Washington Times website. In George Orwell's futuristic novel 1984, a tyrannical government masks its activities through the use of Newspeak -- saying or doing something... Read more

Robert Knight on the Lars Larson Show

December 3, 2012 — Topic: Women in Combat Click here to listen online.... Read more

Deceitful Debate over Women in Combat

December 3, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published November 30, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Oblivious to important differences between men and women, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Department of Defense to lift... Read more

ACLU Says Father-Daughter Dance 'Contrary to Federal Law'

October 22, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published October 22, 2012 on The Washington Times website. If you want to see what the new normal looks like when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) calls the shots, look... Read more

ACLU Begs Colorado Springs to Rethink Panhandling Proposal

August 31, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 31, 2012 on the American Thinker website. Visitors to downtown Colorado Springs are besieged by panhandlers, according to city officials. So they drafted an anti-solicitation law that prohibits begging... Read more

ACLU Slams Paul Ryan as Foe of 'Civil Rights'

August 17, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 16, 2012 on The Daily Caller website. Almost immediately after Mitt Romney announced that he'd picked Paul Ryan to be his running mate, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)... Read more

ACLU Lawyer Wants Chick-fil-A Supporters to Gorge on Transfats

July 31, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 30, 2012 on The Daily Caller website. If you support Chick-fil-A in the face of left-wing nutcase attacks over the restaurant chain's support of traditional marriage, ACLU of Massachusetts... Read more

Clueless in Minnesota and Michigan

July 23, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 20, 2012 on The Washington Times website. At the Minnesota Supreme Court on July 17, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) argued that Gopher State people aren't smart enough... Read more

ACLU Loses Challenge to Indiana's Sex Offender Social Media Law

June 27, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 27, 2012 on the American Thinker website. In a victory over odd men in raincoats, a federal judge has upheld Indiana's 2008 law barring convicted sex offenders from using... Read more

ACLU Friends Sex Offenders

June 15, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 14, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Well, there they go again, carrying water for their army of odd men in raincoats. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of... Read more

ACLU Declares New War on Single-Sex Education

May 24, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 23, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Boys and girls have the same needs, desires and temperaments, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Any observable disparities can... Read more

Pyrrhic Victory for the ACLU in Texas?

May 17, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 17, 2012 on the American Thinker website. In Lewisville, Texas, there will be a benediction and invocation at the graduation ceremony on June 3rd this year, but thanks to... Read more

ACLU Promotes Christian-Bashing Speaker

May 1, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 1, 2012 on the American Thinker website. The ACLU of Oregon gave a prominent platform in March to sex-advice columnist and "anti-bullying" advocate Dan Savage, who bashed the Bible... Read more

ACLU Fails to Establish Right to Porn

April 19, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 19, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Wenatchee, Wash., famous for apples and wine, may become famous in the culture wars as well. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)... Read more

ACRU and ACLU at Cross Purposes

April 5, 2012 — On March 14, the ACRU filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to hear a case about the ACLU's effort to have the Mt. Soledad veterans memorial cross torn down.... Read more

ACLU Gins Up Contraception Controversy in Arizona

March 27, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 27, 2012 on The Daily Caller website. While the Supreme Court weighs the constitutionality of Obamacare and the nation reels from the Obama administration's order that Catholic hospitals must... Read more

Will High Court Adopt the Coercion Test?

March 12, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 12, 2012 in The Washington Times. As the American Civil Liberties Union prowls the land to muzzle public prayers, rip out Ten Commandments monuments and terrify small towns over... Read more

ACLU, Obama Discover 'Right' to Free Contraceptives and Abortifacients

February 13, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 12, 2012 on The Daily Caller. website. Which part of the U.S. Constitution guarantees women the right to have other people pay for their birth control pills and abortifacients?... Read more

ACLU Fights Sunshine in Wisconsin Recall

February 3, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 3, 2012 on The American Thinker website. When should names on public rolls be kept secret? Judging by the ACLU's double standard, secrecy is warranted if exposure might reveal... Read more

The Left's War on Voter Fraud Reform

January 16, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 16, 2012 on The American Thinker website. Pretty soon, the right to cast a meaningful vote might be just a memory. The issue at hand is ensuring that American... Read more

The ACLU's 12 Days of Litigation

December 20, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published December 19, 2011 in The Daily Caller. Always imaginative, the ACLU's elves are finding new ways to step on Christmas, which they seem to regard as about as important in... Read more

Free Speech? Put a Plate on It

December 5, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published December 5, 2011 in The Washington Times. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has managed to block North Carolina from issuing license plates with a "Choose Life" message because the... Read more

The Left's War on Legal Immigration and Voter Integrity

October 24, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published October 24, 2011 in The Washington Times. On Oct. 14, a federal judge blocked key portions of Alabama's new immigration law after several groups, including the Obama Justice Department and... Read more

Snuffing Out Children's Innocence

September 12, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published September 9, 2011 on The Washington Times website. If you were the devil, what would be your most important mission, other than inventing false religions? It would be to corrupt... Read more

9/11 Memorial Without Prayer

August 29, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 29, 2011 in The Washington Times. We've got a word for someone who hates Christmas - Grinch. What should we call someone who hates America's Judeo-Christian heritage, even to... Read more

Don't Dial ACLU-Heavy DOJ for Voter Fraud Protection

August 19, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 19, 2011 on the American Thinker website. If you thought the U.S. Justice Department under Attorney General Eric Holder was already shockingly biased toward far-left causes, get ready for... Read more

The ACLU's Summer of Discontent

August 8, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 5, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Sigmund Freud famously asked, "What does a woman want? A far easier question to answer would be: "What does the ACLU want?"... Read more

The Biggest Schoolyard Bully: The ACLU

June 22, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight and Liberty University student and ACRU intern Rick Hecker was published June 22, 2011 on The Daily Caller website. The schoolyard has always been prime turf for bullies. But these days it's... Read more

Blast It! ACLU Protects Teeth-Rattling Car Music

May 15, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 14, 2011 on The Daily Caller website. In its long history of empowering nuisances that shatter civility, the ACLU has chalked up another victory. This time, it's a statewide... Read more

Bullying for Dollars

April 17, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 15, 2011 on The Washington Times website. On any given day, holdups are going down somewhere in America. But the perps are equipped with brief-cases, not guns, and they... Read more

A Banner Day For Freedom For a Rhode Island High School

March 21, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 19, 2011 on The Daily Caller website. Remember those lists that contrasted the problems that faced schools in the 1950s with the problems that face schools today? In the... Read more

Freedom To Be Christian But Banned From Acting Christian

February 19, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 18, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Christians, Orthodox Jews or anyone with traditional views of sex and marriage should be barred from state university counseling programs unless they... Read more

ACLU Outrage: ACLU Secures Right to Flip People Off, Including Cops

January 12, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 12, 2011 on The Daily Caller website. Thanks to the ACLU of Pennsylvania, motorists in that state will be free to swear at and give the finger to police... Read more

ACLU Outrage: ACLU Plays Grinch in Davey Crockett's Backyard

December 16, 2010 — By ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight It's Christmastime, so the ACLU is doing what it does best - hounding public officials to turn observance of this Christian (and federal) holiday into a winter solstice thingy - or else. On Dec.... Read more

ACLU Outrage: ACLU Had Applauded Portland's Pullout from Task Force that Foiled Bomb Plot

December 3, 2010 — By ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight What a difference a close call makes. A Muslim jihadist targeted Portland, Oregon for a bombing that could have killed as many as 12,000 people at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the day... Read more

ACLU Outrage: Prosecute Bush for 'Torture'

November 15, 2010 — By ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight The campaign to criminalize America's response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks continues apace. The ACLU is calling on the Justice Department to investigate George W. Bush over his just-released memoir Decision Points, in which... Read more

ACLU Outrage: Illinois Recall Proposal "Unconstitutional"

October 23, 2010 — By ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight Buckling under constituent heat to deal with corruption exemplified by the multiple-count indictment of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), Illinois legislators gave final approval on Oct. 15 to put a recall of governors law... Read more

ACLU Outrage: Religious Dystopia Wins by a Nose

October 13, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this article appearing October 13, 2010 on The Washington Times website and on October 14, 2010 in The Washington Times print edition. During the early 1970s, comedian Flip Wilson played the Rev. Leroy in... Read more

ACLU Says: Better Drunk Than Religious

September 30, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this article on September 30, 2010. Despite the ACLU's effort to censor a "religious" speaker at a Nebraska high school, students on Wednesday (Sept. 29) got to hear a compelling account of why they... Read more

ACLU Outrage: ACLU Sues to Stop California School Fees

September 14, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this article on September 14, 2010. California's budget deficit has reached an estimated $26.3 billion. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Democrat-dominated legislature are scrambling to avoid a total fiscal meltdown in the nation's most... Read more

Ken Klukowski: ACLU Files Lawsuit to Stop President From Killing Terrorist Cleric

September 8, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing September 7, 2010, on Townhall.com. The ACLU is at it again. On August 30, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in D.C. President... Read more

ACLU Outrage: Hey! Terrorists Are People, Too, Even If Unborn Babies Aren't!

September 2, 2010 — The American Civil Liberties Union has discovered the right to life. Seriously. The ardently pro-abortion organization declares in its Aug. 30 lawsuit against the Obama Administration that the CIA's plan for targeted killings of terrorists violates the terrorists' rights. "The... Read more

ACLU Outrage: ACLU Demands No Drug Tests in Public Housing

August 16, 2010 — The facts for this article, but not the legal conclusions, come from an article in Mlive.com in Flint, Michigan, on 16 August. It seems to be affiliated with a Michigan newspaper, but that could not be established on its website.... Read more

ACLU Outrage: ACLU Sues for 'Right' to Represent a Terrorist

August 9, 2010 — The facts for this article, but not the legal conclusions, come from an article in the Los Angeles Times on 4 August concerning an ACLU case just filed. The ACLU and one of its fellow travelers, the Center for Constitutional... Read more

ACLU Outrage: Bureaucrats: 'We don' need no steenkin' statutes.'

August 3, 2010 — The facts for this article, but not the legal conclusions, come from an internal memorandum in the US Department of Homeland Security, Division of Citizenship and Immigration. This extraordinary document is from the Chief Counsel and the Directors of Policy... Read more

ACLU Attacks DNA Information on California Arrestees

July 26, 2010 — Fingerprints and photographs of people arrested for criminal activity have long been used to solve present and future crimes. Despite that, the ACLU claims it is somehow unconstitutional to take DNA swabs of people being arrested, to be used for... Read more

ACLU-Oriented Judge Throws Out Stolen Valor Act

July 20, 2010 — A federal judge in Denver has decided the case of a man who claimed military awards he hadn't earned, in an unusual way, and contrary to all other courts to consider such a case. Instead of finding the defendant guilty,... Read more

ACLU Buries American History on Military Trials

July 20, 2010 — In an effort to persuade the Administration and the American people to abandon military tribunals for their intended use in time of war, the ACLU hides the history of prior use of such trials, beginning with General George Washington. This... Read more

ACLU Whitewash of Kagan's Anti-Constitutional Views

June 28, 2010 — The ACLU has issued a lengthy Report, which says it is not an endorsement, on Elena Kagan's nomination to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Far from establishing why she should be confirmed, the Report offers ample evidence... Read more

ACLU Picks on Small Towns on Illegal Immigration

June 21, 2010 — The ACLU and its affiliated lawyers have financially crushed many small towns which sought to enforce federal laws that defined illegal immigration. The same tactics will not work in the ACLU attack on the Arizona law which seeks to make... Read more

ACLU Tolerates Dead Children for Political Correctness

June 15, 2010 — The ACLU has tried and failed to change the federal policy on blood banks which forbid homosexuals from donating blood. The ACLU is willing to accept deaths of hemophiliacs and others who need transfusions as the price of political correctness.... Read more

ACLU Seeks to Expose War-Time Spying

June 9, 2010 — The ACLU has filed suit in New York asking a court to ignore a federal law on wartime information gathering, ignore the fact that Congress has and is exercising supervision over this process, and put secret information on public display,... Read more

ACLU Attacks School Commencements in Megachurch

June 3, 2010 — The ACLU has sued Connecticut officials to prevent two high school graduations from being conducted in a megachurch, which has ample room for guests and unlimited parking. Several other schools backed off from using the church due to ACLU threats... Read more

ACLU, ABC News, and Senator Leahy Wrong on Miranda

May 25, 2010 — The ACLU takes the position that Miranda warnings to terrorists cannot be revised except by the Supreme Court. Senator Patrick Leahy is too stupid to notice that this is an error when applied to terrorists. The ABC interviewer is too... Read more

ACLU Announces Attack on Arizona Law

May 17, 2010 — The ACLU has issued a press advisory on the federal court case it will file on Monday against Arizona's new law concerning illegal aliens. The suit is actually in favor of open borders, and is based on a misreading of... Read more

ACLU: Academic Fraud Is Free Speech?

May 8, 2010 — The ACLU has joined the American Association of University Professors in urging the University of Virginia to defend one of its former professors against an investigation of possible academic fraud. Since the State paid for this research under a grant... Read more

ACLU Splits, and Abandons Principle

May 4, 2010 — For decades the ACLU has claimed that its basic policy on the First Amendment was that all restrictions on free speech were wrong, and should be fought in court. Now, its national board and staff have reversed that policy in... Read more

ACLU Makes False Attack on New Arizona Law

April 27, 2010 — The ACLU is already cranking up to challenge the new Arizona law about illegal aliens in that state on the ground that it has "racial discrimination" and violates "civil rights" in the US. Reading the text of the law shows... Read more

ACLU Praises Stevens, Attacks Constitution

April 17, 2010 — The facts for this story, but not the legal conclusions, come from a press release from the ACLU concerning the retirement of Justice Stevens. The most interesting aspect of the ACLU praise for this hard liberal Justice who felt no... Read more

ACLU Demand for Gitmo Info Rejected by Court

April 5, 2010 — The ACLU was back in court this week, asking a federal judge to force the CIA to reveal in public documents and information about the interrogation of certain detainees at Gitmo. For the second time, the judge refused the demand... Read more

FCC 'Distinguished Scholar' Trashes the First Amendment

March 31, 2010 — A "distinguished scholar" at the FCC has written in favor of government payments for and control of aspects of Internet communications. Her purpose is to favor news that the government prefers, and to "filter" and counterbalance news that the government... Read more

ACLU Asks Court to Join America's Enemies

March 18, 2010 — The ACLU has filed a suit asking a federal court to force the federal government to reveal information about the use of predator drones against terrorist targets in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The ACLU is attempting to use the Freedom of... Read more

ACLU Prints Lies in the Times

March 8, 2010 — The ACLU is trying to push President Obama to maintain the decision that he (not Attorney General Holder) made to try the 9/11 defendants in ordinary criminal court in New York City. Its method is a full-page ad printed in... Read more

ACLU Fights for Votes for Felons

March 2, 2010 — In Mississippi the Constitution forbids felons from voting for President. The ACLU brought a challenge to that law, but the Fifth Circuit ruled that the Mississippi law was legitimate under the US Constitution. This case should be contrasted with a... Read more

ACLU Sues California to Make Schools Worse

February 25, 2010 — The ACLU has invented a legal theory why a court must order L.A. School Board not to lay off teachers because of the state's bankruptcy, and its effects on the budget of the nation's largest school district. In naming... Read more

ACLU Sues Airport Screeners for Doing Their Job

February 15, 2010 — An American student who was carrying a Jordanian student ID and a passport showing he had recently visited six nations in the Mideast including The Sudan, was held by TSA at the Philadelphia airport until it could be established that... Read more

ACLU Seeks to Reveal, Cripple, US' Best Weapon

February 8, 2010 — At a time of declared war, the ACLU has filed a case seeking to reveal in public the details of the use of un-manned drones that seek and kill US enemies in several nations. This is one of the most... Read more

ACLU-Think Applied to Terrorists

February 5, 2010 — This morning, in hearings before the Senate Intelligence Committee, several Administration leaders defended the idea of giving the would-be Christmas bomber the same rights as ordinary Americans in a criminal trial. This thinking, which mirrors the ideas of the ACLU,... Read more

ACLU Loses Big on a War-Fighting Decision

January 11, 2010 — Over the objections of the ACLU and allied lawyers, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a Yemini man who joined the Taliban and Al-Qeada to fight against US-led opponents could be detained at Gitmo prison indefinitely. This... Read more

ACLU Favors "Free to Pee" as a Right

December 10, 2009 — In State College, Pennsylvania, the ACLU has objected to a "nuisance party ordinance" in a college town, that would place responsibility on a party host if guests of 10 or more engaged in public urination or other crimes outside. The... Read more

ACLU Sues to Make Water Run Uphill

December 1, 2009 — The ACLU has filed suit against Florida and several state officials because Palm Beach County schools do not have a graduation rate comparable to state or national averages. The filing of the suit assumes that neither parents nor students themselves... Read more

ACLU Applauds Terrorists in New York, Closes the Adams Project

November 25, 2009 — The ACLU has applauded the shift of the trials of the terrorists who have confessed to leading the 9/11 attacks, from military tribunals to criminal trials in New York. This is unnecessary, under a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court.... Read more

ACLU Wants Terrorists to Beat the Rap

November 16, 2009 — The ACLU has applauded the decision of President Obama to move the planners of the 9/11 attacks from military tribunals into ordinary criminal court in New York City. One of the many bad consequences of this decision is that the... Read more

ACLU Defends Identity Theft by Illegals

November 9, 2009 — The Colorado Supreme Court is currently considering whether to vacate a trial court injunction which stopped the state from prosecuting up to 1,300 identity theft cases by illegal aliens. The ACLU brought the challenge not because the charges are false... Read more

ACLU Supports Smutty Photos of Teenagers as "Free Speech"

November 5, 2009 — The ACLU has filed suit in Indiana to support the "freedom of speech" of two high school students who posted their photographs on Facebook, wearing lingerie and holding phallic objects. What the ACLU deliberately missed in filing suit is that... Read more

ACLU Tactics in the Fastest-Growing District in Mississippi

October 25, 2009 — Sometimes the plain words of the school officials on the front lines better explain the attacks of the ACLU on local school districts than any analysis that the American Civil Rights Union might offer. We need add nothing to this... Read more

Only ACLU-ers Need Apply

October 21, 2009 — In two different areas, executive and judicial appointments, the Obama Administration has displayed a preference for men and women with demonstrated, radical, ACLU backgrounds for high appointments. This seems to be a growing pattern, not just an anomaly. Some of... Read more

ACLU Asleep at the First Amendment Wheel

October 13, 2009 — By stepping into the private media with paid operatives, the Justice Department is committing a facial violation of the First Amendment. By remaining silent on this action, the ACLU demonstrates that it does not take the First Amendment seriously. The... Read more

ACLU Works with NAACP to Get Preferred Treatment for Blacks

September 30, 2009 — In New Jersey, now Maryland, and soon to come in many other states, the ACLU has taken the position that black motorists should only be stopped, charged and convicted in proportion to their numbers compared to other racial groups. The... Read more

ACLU Continues Effort to Get Americans Killed

September 15, 2009 — The ACLU at the trial and appellate levels, and now in the Supreme Court, are seeking the release of more prisoner "torture" photos from Iraq and Afghanistan. No matter how mild or bad these photos are, logically their release will... Read more

The ACLU Man Who Came to Dinner

September 8, 2009 — President Obama invited an ACLU lawyer who has sued the government on assorted issues to aid terrorists, to the Ramadan dinner held at the White House in early September. This Canadian lawyer, Jameel Jaffer, was also a leader in the... Read more

ACLU Sues Sheriff Arpaio of Arizona

August 21, 2009 — Sheriff Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, is legendary for his cost-cutting, effective steps including tent prisons and pink jump suits that discourage all lawbreakers in his jurisdiction. In cooperation with federal authorities, he comes down hard on illegal aliens in... Read more

ACLU Seeking to Put School Officials in Jail for Praying

August 18, 2009 — A small school district in Florida made the mistake of bargaining with the ACLU when it sued them about prayer in schools. Now, under a consent decree written by the ACLU but signed by a federal judge, three school administrators... Read more

ACLU Supports ACORN, Voter Fraud

July 27, 2009 — The ACLU has filed suit in Pennsylvania in defense of ACORN for a declaration that a law there is unconstitutional for preventing the kind of voter fraud which is a hallmark of ACORN efforts nationally. In short, the ACLU claims... Read more

CBS Helps the ACLU Lie about American War Efforts

July 21, 2009 — CBS News has assisted the ACLU in lying about a Bush Administration program to intercept in international spaces, phone calls to and from terrorist-associated phone numbers captured on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. This particular set of lies focuses... Read more

Another ACLU Effort to Protect Alien Workers in the US

July 14, 2009 — In the name of protecting the jobs of American workers, the ACLU and its allies are attacking the E-Verify system that was set up to keep American jobs for Americans. E-Verify was created at Social Security so any prospective employer... Read more

State Governments Doing What the Federal Government Won't

July 6, 2009 — While the federal government is backing away from criminal enforcement of laws against hiring of illegal aliens, one state and one city have passed laws to do just that. The state and local laws requiring use of the federal E-Verify... Read more

Bring Me Your Huddled Terrorists, Yearning to Blow Things Up

June 15, 2009 — Certain Senators, with the cooperation of Secretary Napolitano of the Homeland Security Department, are working up a new bill which would seriously undermine an existing federal law that restricts drivers licenses for federal purposes to American citizens and legal aliens,... Read more

ACLU Loses Effort to Keep Non-Americans on Voter Rolls

June 10, 2009 — The Supreme Court has rejected the ACLU appeal of a Circuit Court decision upholding the Georgia Voter ID law. This law requires new voters to present documentation to show they are both citizens and residents. The ACLU attacked this law,... Read more

ACLU Views Trump Georgia Law and Court Decisions

June 3, 2009 — After both state and federal courts had approved Georgia procedures to assure that only actual Americans vote in their American elections, the Justice Department has now acted to prevent that result. Relying on a federal law currently under review in... Read more

ACLU Seeking Explicit Websites on Knoxville School Computers

May 21, 2009 — The ACLU has sued schools in Knoxville,TN to force access to lesbian, bisexual and other websites on school computers for high school students, despite legally-required filters against sexually-explicit materials. This is a continuation of the ACLU’s long and ultimately failing... Read more

Obama Wants ACLU-Type Judges

May 12, 2009 — The second judicial nomination by President Obama, Judge Hamilton of Indiana, demonstrates the precise kind of bias that Obama expects and will look for in his nominees for all federal courts, including the Supreme Court. The critical and unfortunate aspects... Read more

Government of the ACLU, by the ACLU, and for the ACLU

April 26, 2009 — The Obama Administration has claimed that it is "compelled" to release the memos on "enhanced interrogation" and the photos of terrorist prisoners at other places than Abu Ghraib. Neither claim is correct. The Administration has chosen not to appeal either... Read more

ACLU Supports Pornography and Suicide

March 31, 2009 — "Sexting" is a national activity of young girls taking nude or seminude photographs of themselves, and sending them out using cell phones. The photos get widely distributed, leading to harm to the girls, and in one case, to a suicide.... Read more

Obama Judges versus the Constitution

March 22, 2009 — Candidate Obama said he would appoint federal judges who would decide cases based on the identity of the parties -- not the facts presented. And, he has returned the American Bar Association (ABA) to vet the judicial nominees at the... Read more

Marriage Law, According to the ACLU

March 15, 2009 — The ACLU's position on Proposition 8 in California concerning homosexual marriage involves subverting the most basic right of all Americans, the "consent of the governed." The ACLU is willing to destroy that right, which descends from the Declaration of Independence, to prevail in its position on homosexual marriage. Read more

ACLU Labels Defending the US against Terrorists, as "Discrimination"

March 4, 2009 — The ACLU has attacked an information-sharing center in Dallas for "discrimination" against Muslims for reporting facts about associations between Muslim terrorists abroad, and Muslim groups in the United States. If it prevailed, the ACLU position would cripple the effectiveness of... Read more

ACLU Favors American Rights for Dangerous Foreigners

February 23, 2009 — A US Immigration Judge in California has decided that "mistreatment" of a known illegal alien from Mexico justifies her ruling that the alien's deportation order should be dismissed. The ACLU supports this conclusion, which could provide backdoor citizenship for thousands... Read more

ACLU Favors American Rights for Dangerous Foreigners

February 9, 2009 — A test case on "rendition," sending potentially hostile foreigners to foreign destinations for investigation, is now pending in both US District Court in San Francisco, and the US Court of Appeals there. The ACLU is representing five of the plaintiffs,... Read more

ACLU Favors Changing the Past, by Force

January 28, 2009 — The ACLU is filing suit to force the Illinois Vital Records Division to "correct" birth certificates which were correct when issued. Two women, who were born as boys and had transgender surgery in Thailand, are the plaintiffs in the case... Read more

ACLU Supports Biased Elections for Unions

January 15, 2009 — The ACLU has signed on as an official supporter of the Employee Free Choice Act for union elections. The truth is, this Act would destroy free choice in such elections, making them biased in favor of the unions. This is... Read more

ACLU Promotes Unstable Homes for Children

January 6, 2009 — The ACLU has filed suit to overturn Act 1, an initiative approved by the people of Arkansas to ban non-married couples as either foster or adoptive parents. The ACLU is primarily protecting homosexual "rights" in this case. It is also... Read more

ACLU Wants to Release a Guilty Man

December 29, 2008 — The ACLU is supporting an appeal of a Vermont case in which a repeat offender was convicted and given a long sentence for assault on a woman. The ACLU does not claim that the man is innocent, nor that his... Read more

ACLU Allies Want to Empty the Prisons

December 18, 2008 — A panel of three federal judges is now considering whether to order the immediate release of almost a third of all California criminal inmates, because one of those judges has found the health care for inmates to be "unconstitutional." This... Read more

ACLU Supports Terrorist Against Americans

December 8, 2008 — As usual, the ACLU misreads the Constitution, and sides with those who would attack America and murder Americans, instead of following the Constitution and protecting Americans and America. The latest example is the ACLU promotion of the interests of an... Read more

Lawyers Associated with ACLU Allies Seek Damages for People Accepting Mortgages They Could Not Pay

December 2, 2008 — Much the same people and organizations who insisted on the issuance of subprime mortgages to "people of color" have now made a claim that former home owners are entitled to damages because they did not / could not pay for... Read more

ACLU Attacks the Rule of Law in California

November 24, 2008 — The ACLU is the leader in a combination of cases in the California Supreme Court, seeking to overthrow the decision of the people to define marriage as involving one man and one woman. The California Court has already rejected the... Read more

ACLU Attacks Proposition 8, California, and the Concept of Democracy

November 9, 2008 — The California Supreme Court amended the state's constitution to find a right for homosexual marriage. Then the people of California used the same constitution for an initiative to define marriage in the constitution as between one man and one woman.... Read more

ACLU Lawyers are Ready to Roll on Election Day

November 2, 2008 — The facts for this article, but not the legal conclusions, come from an article in the Wall Street Journal today, 1 November, 2008. The title of this article is, "Will this Election be Stolen?" It was written by Hans... Read more

ACLU Supports Fraudulent Voting in Georgia

October 27, 2008 — A federal appeals court in Georgia is the latest venue where the ACLU is fighting to keep illegal "voters" on the rolls. The requirement to use Social Security and drivers license records to confirm that new registrations are what... Read more

ACLU Favors Criminals (As Always)

October 21, 2008 — A study commissioned by the ACLU of 810,000 traffic stops by Los Angeles police has found that such arrests were racially motivated. Original studies of the data showed no such results. But a Yale professor "re-examined" the data, to... Read more

Federal Court Throws Out Michigan Law, Helps Illegal Voters

October 13, 2008 — A federal judge, on an emergency basis, has thrown out two Michigan laws designed to take non-residents off the states' voter rolls. At the behest of the ACLU, he struck two different state laws, and ordered 1,438 "voters" back onto... Read more

ACLU Supports Obama Supporters on School Time

October 12, 2008 — A New York City teachers union has filed suit in federal court attacking a Department of Education policy that teachers should not engage in politicking on school grounds and times. In line with ACLU policies, they seek the right... Read more

ACLU Favors Keeping Repeat Drunk Drivers on the Road

October 1, 2008 — Ohio has tightened up its drunk driving laws in several ways which make it easier to convict repeat drunk drivers, and places higher penalties on them when convicted more than once. Ignoring the safety issues, the ACLU has opposed this... Read more

ACLU Favors More Auto Accidents and Deaths

September 15, 2008 — A federal judge in California has just accepted as constitutional a state law under which the cars of unlicensed drivers were seized for up to 30 days. "Civil rights attorneys" using arguments like the ACLU's had challenged the law, especially... Read more

ACLU Supports Anarchists, Will Seek Payoffs

September 8, 2008 — The police in St. Paul were well prepared for the protestors / anarchists at the Republican Convention in that City, because they had infiltrated the group. They knew their intentions to destroy property and attack police and delegates with wooden... Read more

ACLU Opposes Common Sense in California

September 3, 2008 — The California legislature has just passed two similar bills, intended to deal with the problem of street criminals stealing auto converters, air conditioner coils, and church roofs, and such, to sell as scrap metal. The only opposition to these bills... Read more

ACLU Opposes Three-Strikes Law

August 12, 2008 — Connecticut is seeking to tighten its three-strikes law, under which violent felons on their third conviction should be sentenced to life without parole. The Connecticut law has a loophole. If the criminal pleads guilty to his latest felony, the... Read more

ACLU Opposes Insurance Benefit because Companies "Make Money"

August 6, 2008 — Five American states now have programs that offer "pay-as-you-drive" insurance policies. These offer rate discounts up to 60% for drivers who agree to have "black boxes" installed to record miles driven and driving habits. An ACLU state executive director... Read more

Update on ACLU, Illegal Aliens in Hazleton

July 30, 2008 — When a federal judge two years ago struck down the efforts of residents and officials of Hazleton to protect themselves from crimes by illegal aliens, it was the first such case. Now there are several cases, some in which... Read more

ACLU Targets Effective Police Work

July 22, 2008 — The ACLU has objected to the use of "jump-out squads" in high crime areas of Elsmere and Wilmington, Delaware, which target parolees and habitual criminals. The results are that significant numbers of criminals are being taken off the streets... Read more

ACLU Attacks US Terrorist List

July 17, 2008 — The ACLU has issued a press release decrying the addition of the one millionth name to the Terrorist Watch List of the Department of Homeland Security. It brought forward just two people who were inconvenienced by the list. It... Read more

ACLU Attitudes Infest the Ford Foundation

July 9, 2008 — The Ford Foundation has just appointed a longtime administrator for the ACLU to head the Foundation's international program that instructs people in other nations how to build their laws and societies. The bottom line is that disrespect for the... Read more

ACLU Attacks Lifelong Tradition at Naval Academy

July 2, 2008 — The ACLU has threatened to sue the Naval Academy to end a tradition as old as the Academy itself. Before noon meals in King Hall, midshipmen may voluntarily participate in non-sectarian prayers. The Academy has officially rejected the objection letter... Read more

Sanctuary Insanity in San Francisco

July 2, 2008 — It is perhaps not surprising that San Francisco has provided the ultimate example in civic madness of where the concept of "sanctuary city" can lead. After being caught flying "juvenile" drug dealers back to their home countries accompanied by city... Read more

ACLU, Live and Uncut on TV

June 16, 2008 — Arianna Huffington's blog, in conjunction with The Nation magazine, has created a series of five "conversation" videos entitled "This Brave Nation." The third in the series pairs the Executive Director of the ACLU with a "video peace activist." It... Read more

ACLU to Raise $335 Million to Attack the US Heartland

June 10, 2008 — The ACLU has just announced a $335 million fund-raising campaign intended to strengthen its operations in "heartland" states. In most cases, it will publicly attack in court and out, positions on issues such as "immigrants' rights, gay rights, and... Read more

California About to Invade Charitable Bedrooms

June 2, 2008 — The California Assembly has already passed, and its Senate is now considering, a "diversity" bill that would require all of its major foundations to report information on the racial and sexual backgrounds of all of their boards and staffs,... Read more

ACLU Supports Invasion of Washington

May 28, 2008 — The town of Mattawa in Washington State has been overrun by new "residents" who are almost entirely illegal aliens from Mexico. The response of the federal government has been to force this town of several hundred legal, English-speaking residents,... Read more

Equality' for Homosexuals, Down East?

May 22, 2008 — The ACLU and its homosexual "rights" allies in Maine are up in arms over a proposed citizens' initiative there, which would define marriage as involving one man and one woman, and would withdraw public money and support from several... Read more

ACLU Wants to Trap Children in Bad Schools

May 19, 2008 — The ACLU and its allies among the national and state teachers unions have attacked school voucher programs wherever they appear. Though the US Supreme Court and several state high courts have ruled in favor of vouchers that provide state aid... Read more

ACLU Loses, Common Sense Wins, in Voter ID Case

April 28, 2008 — By a vote of 6-3, the US Supreme Court has upheld the Indiana Voter ID Law, which required voters there to establish who they are and that they are legal residents of Indiana before they vote. Similar laws have been... Read more

ACLU Assault on National Motto, Fails Again

April 22, 2008 — The facts for this article, but not the legal conclusions, come from an article on Fox News on April 18. "In God We Trust" is the official Motto of the United States. It appears on coins and bills produced by... Read more

ACLU: Hobble War Effort with Partisan Politics

April 15, 2008 — The ACLU has called on Congress to "demand the appointment of an Independent Counsel" to investigate the "approval of the use of torture" by the Bush Administration. The claimed facts are unsourced. And compared to the ACLU's silence during Democrat... Read more

ACLU Aiding America's Enemies, Again

April 8, 2008 — The ACLU, the Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Janet Reno (former Clinton Attorney General) have joined forces to turn the military trials of some of America's most dedicated enemies, into media circuses with a maximum of delays. The facts for... Read more

Teacher Testing in Massachusetts, Biased Against Incompetence

April 7, 2008 — The Massachusetts Senate is considering waivers for teachers who fail the teacher licensing exam three times in a row. This is despite the fact that the test has been dumbed down to the 10th grade level. In some states, such... Read more

The ACLU wants sex offenders near your children

April 3, 2008 — The ACLU in the city of Dover, New Hampshire filed suit last week over an ordinance that prohibits where convicted sex offenders can live - namely keeping them from day care centers and elementary schools. In response, The American Civil... Read more

Columbia Professor and ACLU Claim Blacks Are Jailed for No Reason

March 24, 2008 — An African-American professor at Columbia has written an article, based on ACLU statistics, claiming that American states are incarcerating black men at higher rates, and expelling black students at higher rates, because they want to teach them that "their only... Read more

ACLU Wants the US to Lose the War on Terrorism

March 17, 2008 — The ACLU is continuing its efforts to shield terrorists in US hands from the consequences of their actions. It seeks to prevent their trial and execution, which the Supreme Court has ruled legal. It seeks to prevent their interrogation for... Read more

The ACLU Gets "Behind" Civil Liberties

March 10, 2008 — The ACLU has applauded as a "civil rights victory" a $65,000 settlement for a small-town art teacher who was fired from his job for painting paintings on the Internet with his butt. Yes, you read that right. It says what... Read more

ACLU Doesn't Want to Pay Taxes; Expects Churches to Pay Them

March 2, 2008 — The ACLU is currently suing in Alaska courts to remove the property tax exemption from church owned properties. From the story: The ACLU wants Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Spaan to throw out a 2006 state law exempting church-owned religious... Read more

Children Killed and Stolen From, Thanks to the ACLU

February 25, 2008 — Four school children were killed in Minnesota, when a women driving a van apparently ran a stop sign, struck and overturned a school bus. The woman had no drivers license, gave an apparent false name, and admitted that she was... Read more

The National Conference on Organized Resistance

February 18, 2008 — A publicly supported institution, American University in D.C., is hosting, yet again, The National Conference on Organized Resistance. It offers workshops on assorted loony-left ideas, which are also supported by the ACLU, such as open borders with Mexico. But it... Read more

Since When are Driver's Licenses a Civil Right

February 12, 2008 — This time the ACLU is has sued the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Indiana claiming that having a driver's license is a "civil right." The ACLU is seeking to maintain some 56,000 drivers' licenses containing outdated or incorrect information under... Read more

Sex Worker Show at William and Mary

February 5, 2008 — The facts for this outrage, but not the legal conclusions, come from an article published in the Newport News Daily Press on 28 January, 2008. The President of the College of William and Mary gave students at the college permission... Read more

The ACLU recently announced what they called the "10 ways our government

January 31, 2008 — The ACLU announced the following picks for what they claim are "10 ways our government failed us in 2007." Leaving no morsel of our government untouched, the list is a disgrace to America's legislative and executive system. The American Civil... Read more

The ACLU is supporting terrorists by opposing the Department of Homeland Security's Real ID Act.

January 15, 2008 — The Real ID Act was created by DHS after 9/11 to make it harder for terrorists and illegal immigrants to obtain government issued identification. This new secure identification program was passed into law in 2005 and the government plans to... Read more

The ACLU is assisting illegal immigrants - again!

January 11, 2008 — This time the fight is in the State of Indiana where the ACLU is trying to stop a bill to penalize businesses for hiring illegal immigrants, claiming that only the federal government has authority over controlling illegal immigration According to... Read more

Einstein's ideas not welcome in the classroom, but extortion may be?

January 3, 2008 — In a letter written to the Florida State Board of Education, the ACLU supports new science curriculum that is exclusively evolution-based, claiming that teaching other scientific explanations forces religion upon students. The ACLU wants to stop the kind of scientific... Read more

Hatred is as American as Apple Pie

December 12, 2007 — A federal appeals court in St. Louis has issued a preliminary decision that laws which controlled a so-called Kansas church from displaying hate signs near funerals of American servicemen, violate the First Amendment rights of the "church." Signs which said "God Hates Fags" and "God Loves Dead American Soldiers" were not forbidden altogether, but only within a certain distance of such funerals. Read more

A Broken Homosexual Marriage Cannot be Fixed in Rhode Island

December 12, 2007 — A homosexual couple who got "married" in Massachusetts, sought a "divorce" in Rhode Island. The high court in that state ruled, 3-2, that since homosexuals cannot marry in that state, they cannot divorce there. The court added that any change was "up to the legislature." Read more

Oklahoma Law on Illegal Immigration Stands

November 2, 2007 — Oklahoma passed a law to discourage businesses in that state from hiring illegal aliens, and property owners from renting to illegal aliens, similar to laws passed in Hazleton, Penn., and Farmers Branch, Tex. But in Oklahoma, the federal judge considering... Read more

Potty-Mouthed 'Church' Loses $11 M

November 2, 2007 — The so-called church from Topeka, Kansas, whose members go around the country to demonstrate at funerals of Americans killed in war, has just suffered a $10.9 verdict from a federal jury in Baltimore. Albert Snyder, father of Marine Lance Cpl.... Read more

'Failure' of the First Amendment?

October 27, 2007 — The facts for this comment, but not the legal conclusions, come mostly from an article published in the Raleigh News & Observer on 27 October. This story is related to the positions of the ACLU because, contrary to its stated... Read more

You Can Run over a Child in Massachusetts

September 27, 2007 — On September 26th, Antonio Montenegro ran over a child on a bicycle in a crosswalk, in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Montenegro is an illegal immigrant who has been driving without a license for eight years. Onlookers forced him to stop when he ran over 12-year-old Zachary Titus, who was on his bicycle.. Read more

ACLU Supports the Right of Senators to Seek Sex in Airport Bathrooms

September 26, 2007 — The facts for this comment, but not the legal conclusions, come from an article published in the Minnesota Monitor on 25 September. The Minnesota prosecutors have filed their response to the plea by Senator Larry Craig's attorneys filed in an... Read more

Marines Denied Right to Film in San Francisco

September 26, 2007 — The facts for this comment, but not the legal conclusions, came from an article published on KGO7 TV on September 24. The US Marines proposed to shoot a recruiting commercial on the streets of San Francisco, as they already had... Read more

New Jersey Says Methodists Can't Be Methodists

September 26, 2007 — The facts for this comment come from a Press Release of the Institute on Religion and Democracy on 20 September. (Ordinarily, a press release from an interested party would not be used as the basis of a comment. But the... Read more

New Jersey Says Methodists Can't Be Methodists

September 26, 2007 — The facts for this comment come from a Press Release of the Institute on Religion and Democracy on 20 September. (Ordinarily, a press release from an interested party would not be used as the basis of a comment. But the... Read more

ACLU Settles One Alien Case, Allies File Another

September 7, 2007 — The ACLU has settled one case against Homeland Security concerning a holding facility in Texas for whole families of illegal aliens. At the same time, one of the largest, most left-wing unions in the US files a new suit against... Read more

Attorney General of New Jersey Fronts for the ACLU

August 29, 2007 — The Attorney General of New Jersey has joined with the US Attorney for that state, to tell the Mayor of Morristown that his police should not check the immigration status of most of the people they question and arrest. They did this despite the fact that the bodies are not yet cold in the ground from the assassination of three people in that state by an illegal immigrant who could have and should have been either in jail or thrown out of the US at the time he (according to witnesses) did the killings. Read more

Gizzi: The ACLU Strikes Again -- And Again -- For Illegal Immigration

August 14, 2007 — John Gizzi over at Human Event Online, in his latest "Gizzi on Politics" post, has written an important post regarding the ACLU's efforts to thwart local ordinances to protect against the crime and costs of illegal immigration. Here's the relevant... Read more

Mosque and State are Fine - Just Shut Down the Church and State

July 16, 2007 — Investors Business Daily ran an editorial entitled, "Jihad in Schools," on July 9. It describes a program in a San Diego public school for setting aside 15 minutes a day for Somali Muslim students to pray at Carver Elementary School.... Read more

The Farmers Branch Absurdity

May 22, 2007 — Farmers Branch, a small Texas town near Dallas, passed an ordinance imposing penalties on landlords who might rent their apartments to illegal aliens. The act included a requirement that the voters must approve it. In an exceptional turnout last Saturday,... Read more

The ACLU Takes on James Madison and the Founders on School Prayer

May 15, 2007 — When James Madison penned the Bill of Rights in 1789, surely the idea of blocking local school children in Monroe, LA in 2007 from solemnizing their graduation ceremony with prayer was his intent, right? After all, he objected to official... Read more

'Let the People Decide Illegal Immigration!' (Or Maybe Not)

May 14, 2007 — One of the slogans of the opponents of the Farmers Branch immigration ordinances, was "Let the people vote." (See "Anti-Illegal-Immigrant Law OK'd in Texas.") Now, the people HAVE voted, 68-32, to approve the ordinances designed to discourage illegal immigrants in... Read more

ACLU Engaging in 'Shakedown' Project

May 8, 2007 — AP: ACLU Engaging in 'Shakedown' Project On 5 May, 2007, the Associated Press ran a story entitled "Local Immigration Laws Bring High Costs." It described a nationwide shakedown project by the ACLU. Only the AP missed the larger story. The... Read more

CCD: "Right To Refuse"

May 3, 2007 — The California Catholic Daily features an article discussing the effort of the American Civil Rights Union and others to protect a private doctor's right to refuse to administer medical procedures that violates her religious convictions. As described in the article,... Read more

Vicious Murderer to Have Another Hearing

May 1, 2007 — Vicious Murderer to Have Another Hearing Smith v. Texas, No. 05-11304, was decided by the Supreme Court on 25 April, in a sharply divided 5-4 decision. The convicted murderer was arguing against his death penalty sentence, in accord with the... Read more

ACLU Gets It Dead Wrong in Indiana

May 1, 2007 — ACLU Gets It Dead Wrong in Indiana The ACLU in Indiana has just filed suit against the state's Bureau of Motor Vehicles on behalf of a tree-hugger who doesn't like religion. Does that sound unfair? Here are the facts, from... Read more

ACLU Against Wisconsin, Round II

May 1, 2007 — ACLU Against Wisconsin, Round II A common tactic of the ACLU when it loses a point in the political process, is to use the judicial process to trump democracy, when the people fail to see the wisdom of the ACLU... Read more

ACLU Against Wisconsin, Round I

May 1, 2007 — ACLU Against Wisconsin, Round I The facts for this piece come from an article, but not the legal conclusions, in The Wall Street Journal on 21 April. It noted that $40 million was spent on all races for the state... Read more

Ninth Circuit Helps ACLU "Cleanse" Library of Worship

April 11, 2007 — Ninth Circuit Helps ACLU "Cleanse" Library of Worship The facts, but not the legal conclusions, for this article come from an article on 23 March in the Washington Examiner by Quin Hilyer. It recited that the US Ninth Circuit Court... Read more

ACLU Displays its Paranoia

April 11, 2007 — ACLU Displays its Paranoia The facts, but not the legal conclusions, for this article come from an article in the Boston Globe on 26 March. The title of the article is, "Inhumane raid was just one of many (Endgame)." It... Read more

Boy Scouts Win One against the ACLU

April 11, 2007 — Boy Scouts Win One against the ACLU The facts, but not the legal conclusions, for this article come from a press release by the Boy Scouts of America. On April 4, 2007, the US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed... Read more

ACLU Files a Useless Case, for Cash

March 23, 2007 — ACLU Files a Useless Case, for Cash The facts, but not the legal conclusions, for this article come from an Associated Press article on 2 March, 2007. It reported that the ACLU had sued the City of Lake Forest, in... Read more

ACLU Promotes Homosexuality in High School

January 22, 2007 — According to an Associated Press release datelined Cleveland, Georgia, "White County school officials and the American Civil Liberties Union have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over a student gay rights club, the ACLU said Wednesday." The student club is... Read more

ACLU Supports Corrupt Voter Registration

January 22, 2007 — Facts for this, but not the legal conclusions, come from an article published in the Baltimore Sun on 12 January, 2007. The ACLU has sued the Maryland Transit Authority over rules the MTA established to require anyone seeking to solicit... Read more

ACLU Opposes All Methods of Protecting Americans

January 22, 2007 — The facts for this, but not the legal conclusions, come from a daily briefing on war security matters, published on 18 January, 2007, on GovExec.com. It begins by recounting the fact that this week, Attorney General Gonzales "took heat" from... Read more

ACLU Succeeds at Blackmail

January 22, 2007 — The facts for this, but not the legal conclusions, come from an article posted on "Eyewitness News," Channel 24, in Memphis. Tennessee, on 12 January, 2007. One of the objectives of the ACLU is to transfer taxpayer funds into... Read more

ACLU Says, "Dump Handicapped Children"

December 12, 2006 — The facts for this article, but not the legal analysis, come from the Tucson Citizen of 15 November, 2006. The newspaper filed this article saying that the ACLU of Arizona and People for the American Way had just filed suit... Read more

The ACLU as the Grinch Who Stole Christmas

December 12, 2006 — The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ran the story that is the basis of this item. It's hard to say why, since the story is about a town in West Virginia, but here it is. On December 1st, the Seattle newspaper ran the... Read more

ACLU Urges End to Decency Standards on TV

December 12, 2006 — This story is taken from an ACLU press release on its own website on 30 November, 2006. Despite the source, it is possible to read between the lines and determine what is actually happening. The ACLU has filed a brief... Read more

ACLU Sues Police to Protect Illegal Aliens

December 12, 2006 — The background for this comment came from an article published by Channel 7 News in Boston on its website. It credited the Associated Press with the story. The ACLU sued the State Police in Rhode Island, seeking the release of... Read more

ACLU Protection of a Pedophile

December 12, 2006 — Part of the information for this item comes from an article published by World Net Daily on 25 November, 2006. The rest of it comes from personal research by the author. Andrew Douglas Reed, of Asheville, North Carolina, pleaded guilty... Read more

ACLU Supports the "Right" to Defecate in the Street

October 30, 2006 — On 18 October the ACLU (presumably the California Branch) filed suit against the City of Fresno, claiming that it was violating the rights of homeless people by bulldozing their tent towns and destroying their personal property. The lawsuit filed in... Read more

ACLU Supports the Right to Vote Even If You're Dead or Foreign

October 30, 2006 — When the House passed the Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006, requiring photo IDs for voters in future federal elections, the ACLU issued a statement saying that, "Less than two months after the renewal of the Voting Rights Act, the... Read more

ACLU Drops Patriot Act Challenge

October 30, 2006 — The Associated Press reported on 28 October that the ACLU has dropped its challenge to the Patriot Act claiming that "due to changes made in the law in its recent reenactment," the Act was now acceptable. The ACLU had filed... Read more

ACLU: "The most conservative organization in America?"

October 30, 2006 — On October 17, the ACLU ran a full-page advertisement in the Washington Post, describing itself as "the most conservative organization in America." The ACLU asserted that, "Since its founding, the ACLU has fought to conserve the system of checks and... Read more

ACLU Attacks ACLU over "Partisan" Ads

October 30, 2006 — According to the New York Sun, the Connecticut ACLU has gotten into a spat with the national ACLU over ads the latter ran in that state. The ads attacked Senator Joe Lieberman for his pending support for the Terrorism Detainee... Read more

Common Sense Wins, ACLU Loses, in Arizona

September 29, 2006 — An article in Jurist, Legal News and Research, published at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law on 12 September, 2006, reported a federal trial court decision in favor of photo voter ID as a prerequisite of voting. This decision... Read more

ACLU Uses Fear Tactics against Small Town

September 29, 2006 — The LaCrosse Tribune on 16 September, 2006, ran an article describing how the Town of Arcadia, Wisconsin, caved in before financial threats from the ACLU. The Mayor had proposed five ordinances, which the City Council seemed likely to approve. They... Read more

The ACLU Defends Illegals in Los Angeles

September 29, 2006 — An article in World Net Daily on 16 September, 2006, described an ACLU-sponsored effort to support Special Order 40 of the Los Angeles Police Department. This Order requires the police in that City to refuse to ask for and act... Read more

Ninth Circuit Helps ACLU Sabotage the First Amendment. Again?

September 29, 2006 — The Mercury News published on 20 September, 2006, an article about a split decision by a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, rejecting the use of a community building in a Contra Costa library. Though the article does... Read more

ACLU Thinks American Elections Should not be Restricted to American Voters

September 29, 2006 — The House of Representatives has followed a growing trend in state legislatures to pass laws requiring voters to obtain - usually free - some form of photo ID to show before they cast their votes. Several states have passed such... Read more

ACLU Part of Mexican-Affiliated Open Borders Group

September 29, 2006 — The Associated Press wrote a story published in the Arizona Star on August 24 about a "new civil rights group" which is objecting to certain policies of the US Border Patrol. What the AP failed to report is that this... Read more

ACLU Thinks is Just Fine for Pregnant Women to Abuse Drugs

September 28, 2006 — ACLU Press Release - 8/3/2006 The ACLU of Maryland has saluted a decision by the Maryland Court of Appeals that the state’s “reckless endangerment” statute does not apply to women who knowingly take drugs while pregnant. The ACLU was representing... Read more

ACLU Attacks Katrina Hurricane Cross Memorial

September 28, 2006 — New Orleans Times-Picayune - 8/6/2006 The ACLU of Louisiana has advised officials of the St. Bernard Parish not to build a memorial to the victims of Hurricane Katrina which would feature as part of it, a cross. The ACLU wants... Read more

The ACLU Sides with Illegal Immigrants

September 28, 2006 — Rhode Island Westerly Sun - 8/8/2006 A Rhode Island State Police trooper was following proper procedure when he asked 14 passengers in a van – all illegal immigrants – to produce identification following a traffic stop on a state route.... Read more

ACLU Fights Anti-Crime Late Night Youth Curfew

September 28, 2006 — Yakima Herald-Republic - 8/14/2006 The City Council of Yakima, Washington, is planning to vote on a late night curfew for the city’s teenagers under age 18. The curfew would run from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and... Read more

ACLU Threatens Florida Town over Planned Illegal Immigration Ordinance

September 28, 2006 — ACLU Press Release - 8/15/2006 The ACLU of Florida has sent a letter to the city of Palm Bay opposing the city’s proposed anti-illegal immigration ordinance. It claims that local governments have no right to police illegal immigration and... Read more

ACLU Sues Town Over Illegal Immigration Crackdown

September 28, 2006 — Associated Press - 8/16/2006 The ACLU has sued the town of Hazelton, Pennsylvania over one of the toughest crackdowns on illegal immigrants by a U.S. city. Hazelton officials have passed a law that would fine landlords $1000 for renting to... Read more

ACLU Continues to Fight Katrina Hurricane Cross Memorial

September 28, 2006 — Los Angeles Times - 8/16/2006 The ACLU of Louisiana has stepped up its demands that the St. Bernard Parish not build a memorial to the victims of Hurricane Katrina which would feature as part of it, a cross. The ACLU... Read more

ACLU Defends High School Boy Who Dresses as a Girl

September 28, 2006 — WPMI-TV, - 8/16/2006 Despite a Pace, Florida high school dress code that requires “students whose personal attire distracts other students shall make alterations before entering the classroom,” the ACLU is defending a boy who chooses to wear a dress to... Read more

ACLU Fights Los Angeles to Allow Homeless to “Camp” on Sidewalks

September 28, 2006 — Los Angeles Times - 8/22/2006 Los Angeles has passed an ordinance which makes it illegal for anyone to “camp on public sidewalks.” The ACLU has filed suit against that ordinance, which has been held-up by federal court order in April,... Read more

ACLU Attacks New York’s JFK Airport Officials Targeting of Muslims

September 28, 2006 — Newsday - 8/24/2006 The ACLU and other groups are attacking the profiling by Homeland Security officers at Kennedy Airport in New York City of Muslim, Arab, and South Asian passengers. The ACLU and other groups held a news conference in... Read more

ACLU Threat Changes Hurricane Katrina Prayer Service

September 28, 2006 — KATC-TV, New Orleans - 8/24/2006 The ACLU of Louisiana threatened to sue the City of New Orleans over a planned prayer service to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As a result, the City promptly caved in to the... Read more

ACLU Attacks Anti-Illegal Immigration Policy at Schools

September 28, 2006 — WNBC-TV - 9/1/2006 Americans who do not have young children may not know this, but federal law now requires that parents obtain Social Security numbers for their school-aged children. Many New Jersey schools are asking students to provide their SS... Read more

ACLU Attacks Mickey Mouse?

September 28, 2006 — WKMG-TV - 9/1/2006 For years, Walt Disney World in Florida has been reading the shape of visitors’ fingers on its property. Now the upgraded machines scan fingerprint information. The technology does not store the entire fingerprint image and scanned information... Read more

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Anti-Voter Fraud Measure

September 28, 2006 — St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 9/4/2006 One City (Albuquerque, NM) and several states have passed similar laws which require photo ID for voters in their jurisdictions. These laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. In some the photo IDs are mandatory... Read more

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