Conservative Talking Points views the American Civil Liberties Union as one of the most anti-American liberal groups constantly hiding behind the 1st Amendment claiming to protect it while destroying nearly every aspect of the American way.
History of suing the good and representing the evil
· The ACLU sued to stop public schools, military bases and other publicly funded organizations from allowing Boy Scout meetings as long as the scouts insist on a religious oath. (Source: Los Angeles Times – April 1999)
· The parents of 10-year-old Jeffrey Curley sued the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) for the 1997 rape and murder of their child. The ACLU represented NAMBLA!! (Source: ABC News – August 2000)
· The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Jefferson City, Mo. on behalf of the fundamentalist Westboro Baptist Church, which has outraged mourning communities by picketing service members' funerals with signs celebrating the deaths of our soldiers. (Source: Washington Post – July 2006)
Stances (Source: Derived from Issues page of ACLU website)
· The ACLU is against almost every aspect of the Patriot Act.
· The ACLU is striving for more photos from Abu Ghraib to be released.
· The ACLU is suing the CIA and Defense Department over detainees at Guantanamo
· The ACLU is complaining about coerced interrogation of high-ranking terrorists.
· The ACLU sued the Boy Scouts.
· The ACLU sued for a variety of Christmas displays to be removed.
· The ACLU fights attempts to stop children from accessing porn at public libraries.
· The ACLU fights parental notification in abortion cases involving their underage daughters.
· The ACLU argues against restrictions on partial birth abortions.
· The ACLU is against doctors telling police about possible statutory rape in abortion cases.
· The ACLU battles the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps on the border
· The ACLU advocates driver's licenses for illegal aliens.
· The ACLU opposes displays of the Ten Commandments in courtrooms.
· The ACLU is opposed to “no fly lists” to discourage terrorists from boarding airlines..
· The ACLU is suing to stop local and state law enforcement officers from helping federal homeland security efforts.
Stated Goals(Source: Derived from Issues page of ACLU website)
· The ACLU is against parental notification for minors having abortions.
· The ACLU is for Sex instructional education for minors in public school.
· The ACLU is for homosexual marriage.
· The ACLU is against any Christian symbolism in the public square.
· The ACLU is against the Pledge of Allegiance.
· The ACLU is against the word “God”.
· The ACLU is against public prayer, even in the form of a moment of silence.
· The ACLU is for children's rights over those of the parents.
· The ACLU is for atheists and homosexuals in the Boy Scouts of America and now girls!
· The ACLU States the 2nd Amendment of the Bill of Rights does not provide for an individual's right to bear arms but that is the only Amendment in the Bill of Rights, it claims, is not for individuals.
Policies (Source: ACLU's Own Published Policy Issues)
· The legalization of prostitution (Policy 211)
· The defense of all pornography, including CHILD PORN, as "free speech" (Policy 4)
· The decriminalization and legalization of all drugs (Policy 210)
· The promotion of homosexuality (Policy 264)
· The opposition of rating of music and movies (Policy 18)
· The opposition of parental consent of minors seeking abortions (Policy 262)
· The opposition of informed consent preceding abortion procedures (Policy 263)
· The opposition of spousal consent preceding abortion (Policy 262)
· The opposition of parental choice in children's education (Policy 80)The defense and promotion of euthanasia, polygamy, government control of church institutions, gun control, tax-funded abortion, birth limitation, etc. (Policies 263, 133, 402, 47, 261, 323, 271, 91, 85).