The video above is from ADF, and is practically a commericial for them, but I don't see anything wrong with that at all. I urge you to go join and donate!
By the way, Kender inspired this post. He wanted to write the blogburst, but his rant inspired me and I wanted to add more. So, I'm gonna use Kender's quotes throughout.
It seems a German citizen claimed that the CIA abducted him, drugged him and sent him to a prison in a third world country where he was tortured and finally released on a hilltop in another country in a case of mistaken identity.
The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed the case without comment after the Bush Administration said that if the case were not dismissed it would threaten state secrets.
What I want to know is WHY a group that calls itself the AMERICAN Civil Liberties Union is so concerned with the civil liberties of a German citizen. The last time I checked our civil liberties did not apply to the citizens of other countries, and the ACLU is not the arbiter of international law.
Last March, the ACLU went crying to the U.N. about how 'evil' the U.S. is.
The American Civil Liberties Union and the U.S. Human Rights Network today urged the U.N. Human Rights Committee to hold the U.S. government accountable for flagrant and repeated violations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
"Locally, nationally and globally, the United States has repeatedly failed in its responsibility to uphold basic human rights," said Ann Beeson, Associate Legal Director of the ACLU. "We are appealing to the international arbiters to hold the U.S. accountable to basic human rights standards."
As sickening as this is; it is only one step in the ACLU's agenda to undermine America's sovereignty and freedom that so many soldiers have sacrificed and died to preserve. The ACLU are obviously frustrated by their inability to advance their radical agenda more quickly under the U.S. Constitution, and are now determined not only to convince the American judiciary to look to international law, but also to use it as a means to their ends. They hold it as a higher authority than our own Constitution and are more than willing to sacrifice our sovereignty in their pursuit to radically force change on America to fit their own radical views.
The sad thing is that they don't have to try very hard to convince our judiciary. While they lost ground in the case above, they win enough to make it scary. Last year, former ACLU lawyer, and current Supreme Court Justice, Ruth "Snoozer" Ginsburg gave a speech that argued explicitly for the relevance of foreign law and court decisions to interpretation of the American Constitution. She isn't the only Justice that buys into this philosophy. FIVE Justices believe that international law should bear weight in interpreting our constitution.
The ACLU don't hide this agenda, they are proud of it.
The ACLU sponsored a conference at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, October 9-11, 2003, to promote the use of international law in U.S. courts. The conference was titled "Human Rights at Home: International Law in U.S. Courts." Publicit for the event stated, "The emphasis throughout the conference will be on using international law and human rights norms to advance justice in U.S. courts or on behalf of U.S. clients." Some of the alleged human rights "injustices" cited were in the areas of "environmental justice," "gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights," and "children's rights."
ACLU publicity included comments from ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero and conference organizer Ann Beeson. Romero said, "Our goal is no less than to forge a new era of social justice where the principles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights are recognized and enforced in the United States."
Beeson added, "From the grassroots level all the way to the Supreme Court, international human rights law is beginning to emerge as a tool for the victims of discrimination here at home."
The ACLU's rhetoric and efforts to use international law to rewrite, undermine, and bypass the Constitution has already gone beyond academic debate into the realm of actual use. As stated earlier, there are plenty of judges that have already adopted the philosophy and the ACLU are already participating in court cases where the judge uses international law in their decisions. It isn't only at the federal level, but has penetrated even into the state level.
All through the confirmation process of Justice Alito, the ACLU and leftards were screaming that Alito was a racist bigot that would undermine judicial precedent. However, this judicial philosophy has more potential to undermine judicial precedent than any current philosophy being espoused, and it has already proven to do so. The purpose of the judicial branch is to interpret the law and determine if laws are constitutional. There are several major flaws in the use of international law in our courts. Not only does it undermine the very authority of the Constitution deeming it impotent of any power, but it also gives the judicial branch a power that was never intended to be granted to it; the power to write law. Followers of this philosophy view the Constitution merely as a persuasive authority, equated with foreign law, to be relied upon if they are in line with her predetermined beliefs. It doesn't really matter if their beliefs are inconsistent with the Constitution itself, they can simply find a foreign law that is.
New rights, such as gay rights, or abortion should not be stretched from our Constitution that never granted them. If new rights like these are to be given, then the people should have some say in that. There is a process set in place by the founders to do just this. They should be granted through law or a constitutional amendment. They should not be granted via judicial fiat.
Besides the issues within our own judicial system and its decay, the ACLU is also turning to international sources to undermine our nation's sovereignty and national security.
For instance, the ACLU filed a formal complaint with the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention against the United States, stating that the United States violated international law when it detained 765 Arab Americans and Muslims for security reasons after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on our nation. Eventually, 478 were deported. ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said, "With today's action, we are sending a strong message of solidarity to advocates in other countries who have decried the impact of U.S. policies on the human rights of their citizens. We are filing this complaint before the United Nations to ensure that U.S. policies and practices reflect not just domestic constitutional standards, but accepted international human rights principles regarding liberty and its deprivations." Source
Romero, of course, makes the United States sound like some rogue nation with no regard for human rights, not the beacon of liberty that so many have come to escaping from tyranny and the bonds of oppression.
"Inciting homophobic hatred will become illegal, the justice secretary, Jack Straw, announced last night, following a campaign by gay rights groups. The introduction of an offence of rallying hatred against gays and lesbians follows similar measures to tackle religious hate crime, which were passed earlier this year after lengthy rows over freedom of speech.
"It is a measure of how far we have come as a society in the last 10 years that we are now appalled by hatred and invective directed at people on the basis of their sexuality. It is time for the law to recognise this," said Mr Straw, introducing the second reading of the criminal justice and immigration bill.
If you can't imagine the ACLU helping make the same thing happen here, you need to wake up. All of this should concern you. You may think that it doesn't directly affect you in your everyday life, but it will eventually. The ACLU's embrace of international law seeks to hypocritically do the opposite of what the ACLU claim to protect, and the Constitution forbids; prohibit the free exercise of religion.
In spring 2003, a group from the United Nations Human Rights Commission, of which former ACLU officials Paul Hoffman and John Shattuck are a part, met and discussed a resolution to add "sexual orientation" to the UNHRC's discrimination list. Homosexual activists at the meeting called for a "showdown with religion," clearly intending to use international law to silence religious speech that does not affirm homosexual behavior. Source
After the first amenendment, the next thing you can kiss goodbye with international law is the second amendment.
It is a direct threat to our very freedom of speech, and religious exercise. In some countries, laws are being pushed, and in some cases, enacted that essentially criminalize forms of religious speech and activity that does not affirm homosexual behavior.
The ACLU, the NYT and other groups and organizations that fight against our government on the GWOT are basically attacking freedom and the safety and security of this nation, putting Americans in harms way in their misguided attacks on our governments attempt to track and deal with terrorists.
What I want to know is this;
When the islamists get control and impose sharia law, will the ACLU have the balls to stand up and say "no way achmed", or do you think it more likely that they will realize that speaking against the caliphate is a death sentence?
I am betting they will shut up and become good little dhimmis.
If we are going to turn the interpretation of our laws to international jurisprudence, and decisions of foreign courts, judges, and legislatures, the question begs...why did we fight a war of independence? If the ACLU are successful in their agenda for international law, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution will eventually become irrelevant documents. More and more of America's freedoms, and our very sovereignty will be sacrificed for international law. Our freedoms will vanish. The ACLU's vision of freedom that includes the public sale of child pornography, the silencing of churchs and ministries, and unlimited abortion and euthanasia will replace them.
Get involved. Donate and support organizations like the Alliance Defense Fund and the ACLJ that are out there fighting the ACLU's agenda. Contact your representatives and Senators and tell them to support Constitution Restoration Act that would put an end to the use of foreign law in our courts. Tell them to support the The Public Expression of Religion Act which would put a stop to taxpayer funding of the ACLU in establishment clause case. Sign Our Petition To Stop Taxpayer Funding Of The ACLU. Pray that America wakes up before its too late.
In case you missed them: Part I
...and now...Part V
ACLU and National Abortion Federation Criticize Decision by U.S. Supreme Court Upholding Federal Abortion Ban
Justice Ginsburg: Watchdog Plan 'Scary'
Ginsburg And Foreign Law In Interpreting Our Constitution
The Problem with the Culture of Drive-Thru Abortions
ACLU Loses Court Battle to DoD and Boy Scouts
Crossposted from Stop The ACLU
Here is Part IV:
Here is more detailed information on the stated positions in the video:
The ACLU's Policy to Legalize Child Porn
ACLU Wants All Drugs Legal
Oppose Tax Exemptions for Satanist but not for Churches
ACLU for Legalized Unregulated Prostitution
The ACLU's Top Priority: Abortion
Crossposted from Stop The ACLU:
There are gaps between these videos. I would love to see the entire presentation and I'm talking to the guy that put these snips together. The first one here is short, so I went ahead and put part III as well.
Tune in for Part IV tomorrow night.
Do you want to know a little more about history? How about the history of the ACLU? Stop the ACLU is working on a six-part video series showing the factual history of this horrible organization. Here's part I:
Therefore, I am for Socialism, disarmament and ultimately, for the abolishing of the State itselfÖI seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal"."__Roger Baldwin, founder of the ACLU
More info: American Communist Lawyers Union
A Short History Of The ACLU
The Record of the American Civil Liberties Union
Congressional Record: The Truth About The American Civil Liberties Union
A History Lesson On The ACLU
The ACLU - The Founding Fathers of Degeneracy & American Communism
Recently, the ACLU set their doomsday clock at six minutes before midnight! Once it reaches the 'dark hour' of midnightÖwe will be slaves to the ominous and evil 'surveillance society'. This isn't science fiction. This is typical scare tactics from the ACLU.
They prey upon the paranoid. This is how they get donations to fund their machine. They cry about "American citizens being spied upon" when in fact there is no evidence that anyone has been hurt by the government's terrorist surviellance program.
While the ACLU cry that they are the guardian's of liberty, and that privacy is one of those libertiesÖ.they have been exposed as being violators of that very liberty. They have a massive database of their own member's private financial information they use for soliciting donations.
Now the ACLU are proudly defending Rep. Larry Craig on grounds of privacy. In another recent case they are defending a "pre-operative transsexual" anatomically male's "right" to use the female public restroom. Terrence Jeffrey calls out the 'privacy hypocrisy' on this one.
"The government does not have a constitutionally sufficient justification for making private sex a crime," said the ACLU. "It follows that an invitation to have private sex is constitutionally protected and may not be made a crime. This is so even where the proposition occurs in a public place, whether in a bar or a restroom."
But then the ACLU went a step further, arguing that there is not only a right to solicit sex, but also to engage in it, in a public restroom.
"The Minnesota Supreme Court," said the ACLU, "has already ruled that two men engaged in sexual activity in a department store restroom with the stall door closed had a reasonable expectation of privacy. They were, the Court held, therefore acting in a private, not a public place."
The conflated logic of the ACLU's bathroom briefs seems to be that someone entering a public restroom intending to use it for traditional purposes has no protection either from the gender sign posted at the door or from the otherwise vaunted right to privacy. Someone entering a public restroom intending to solicit and engage in sex, on the other hand, is protected by both the First Amendment and the right to privacy.
What else would you expect from a group that embraces an ideology that holds that partially born babies have no right to keep their skulls intact?
Indeed. As my good friend Glib Fortuna puts it:
This about sums up the ACLU's worldview. To the ACLU, the only "freedom" the ACLU truly believes in is "sexual freedom" and the concomitant "right" of people who choose aberrant sexual behavior to be free of any criticism and free from anyone else exercising common sense (and more threateningly, religious liberty) if it "infringes" on these "rights" recently invented by the ACLU and its partisans.
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So, what does the ACLU hate about America today? Well, they oppose any public expression of any religion they don't like -- primarily anything to do with crosses and Christians. The ACLU subscribe to the religion of atheism, and they are vehemently opposed to Christians. Like Muslims, the ACLU wants to completely and utterly destroy anything and everything Christian. The biggest difference is that the ACLU does it in the legal arena, while the Muslims do it primarily with violence.
Heck, the ACLU is getting more and more similar to the Muslims these days. They're also working hard to ensure there are no visible pictures of an artist's interpretation of Jesus. After all, someone might be offended if they see a picture -- of course the fact that no one who's drawing pictures today has ANY clue what Jesus actually looks like doesn't seem to enter into any of these discussions...the ACLU doesn't care -- they just want to eradicate Christianity any way they can.
by Nathan Bradfield
U.S. District Judge Dominic J. Squatrito, in a case in Manchester, CT, has ruled that the nearly 5,200 facilities run by contractors that they cannot promote religion through pamphlets, displays or any other materials.
Squatrito sided with Bertram Cooper, who in 2003 sued the Postal Service and the Full Gospel Interdenominational Church, which operates the Sincerely Yours Inc. post office on Main Street in downtown Manchester. When he filed the lawsuit, Cooper, a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, said he became upset when he went to Sincerely Yours.
Inside, the facility has evangelical displays, including posters, advertisements and artwork. One of the displays is about Jesus Christ and invites customers to submit a request if they "need a prayer in their lives."
"There is nothing wrong, per se, with the church exhibiting religious displays," Squatrito wrote in his ruling. "Here, however, the church is exhibiting such displays while it is performing its duties under a contract with the Postal Service., i.e. the U.S. Government."
Squatrito said that the post office was a state "actor" under the First Amendment and that its religious displays violate the clause calling for the separation of church and state. But he said the contract itself does not violate the clause.
The Postal Service had argued that signs make it clear that Sincerely Yours is not an "official" postal facility. It also said that it had no proprietary interest in the office, other than postal products and equipment, and that there was no evidence that the agency had a direct financial stake in the office's success. The agency noted that no government employees work at Sincerely Yours, and insisted the facts demonstrate that the post office is a private entity.
The judge said the Postal Service relies on contractor-run offices [officially called a Contract Postal Unit] to provide services to areas that the agency has determined to be unsuitable for official facilities. Contract offices are typically at colleges, grocery stores, pharmacies and some private residences.
Full Gospel would have no interest in running the store without the evangelical trimmings. "If the church is forced to sanitize the place of any religious reference in order to keep Sincerely Yours open," Joseph P. Secola, Full Gospel's lawyer, said, "then the Contract Postal Unit will shut down."
Two obvious points here. 1.) Squatrito is another breathingist judge who doesn't understand the meaning of the First Amendement. 2.) It's equally obvious from the Framer's writings, speeches, and letters that the "separation clause" is intended to prevent the establishment of one specific denomination. The wording is irrelevant. The courts have decided to throw out separation of powers and do the legislative work for them by creating new laws that interpret the Constitution in way that ignores 150 years of precedence.
Full Gospel, as a church, could be classified in a denomination. But using the CPU to promote religion in general certainly does not violate the true interpretation of the First Amendment. The real motive goes deeper, I suspect. The ACLU, who represented Cooper, saw the church using the CPU as a front for aiding the poor, figured that is the job of big government, and used the hijacked separation clause as their anti-religion weapon of choice.
I'm glad Full Gospel plans to dump the CPU. If a judge can't understand that the First Amendment also has a "free excercise thereof" line, let the government suffer at the hands of its own breathingist judges. Albeit, this is just one of thousands of CPU's and won't put a dent in the "service issue" with the main postal branch in Manchester. It will show that a church can minister to the poor, homeless and sick. If the ACLU really believed in a separation of church and state, they would sue for the real motive. That is, the church doing the state's work. But when do liberals ever tell the truth? Thank God for conservatism where we don't have to lie.
The ACLU gets most of it's operating funds from suing government -- claiming punitive damages. Punitive damages should be illegal when suing government -- school boards and other boards DO NOT CARE. It's not their money, so you are NOT punishing them. On to this week's Stop the ACLU blogburst:
April 11, 2007 10:08 PM
A federal judge has granted permission to a group of parents to try to stop a lawsuit filed by the ACLU.
The suit claims Wilson County schools violated constitutional separation of church and state.
It alleges Lakeview Elementary school in Mt. Juliet and the Wilson County school board endorsed and promoted religious activities on campus that led to constitutional violations.
Very short article, lacking much information, but here is an Oct.2006 piece from Alain's Newsletter that gives a bit more detail.
Old Hickory, TN Ė
U.S. Senate candidate Bob Corker today said the Tennessee chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is woefully wrong to have filed what he called a "frivolous liberal lawsuit" against the Wilson County School District alleging a morning prayer endorsed by Lakeview Elementary School officials is a constitutional violation of church-state separation.
"When the President declared September 14, 2001 ó just two days after the attacks of 9-11 ó a National Day of Prayer, no one sued him for crossing some arbitrary line between church and state," said Corker. "We just bowed our heads and prayed. When a school in Wilson County or anywhere in our country allows children to do the same on the National Day of Prayer, or at a gathering at the flagpole, the courts ought to stay out of the way."
Corker said he supports the efforts of Mt. Juliet Commissioner Glen Linthicum, who said it was time for the community to take a stand against the ACLU lawsuit recently filed against the Wilson County School District. Linthicum co-sponsored a resolution unanimously approved last Monday night by the Mt. Juliet City Commission that encourages the elementary school and the Wilson School District to fight for their rights to religious expression.
"Like many parents across our state, I pray for my family everyday," Corker stated. "We should never force anyone to believe a certain faith or pray a certain way," Corker continued, "but if a school decides to set aside some time to allow children who wish to pray to do so, we ought to support that school and community. That is precisely what it means to protect our freedom of religious expression ó and I will fight to do just that in the U.S. Senate if elected."
It appears that the ACLU has set it's sights on this school district...The ACLU Targets Christians
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IRVING, Texas, April 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire
Boy Scouts of America is pleased that the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed the ACLU's lawsuit against the Department of Defense for supporting the National Scout Jamboree.
For more than 25 years, Boy Scouts have held the National Scout
Jamboree every four years at Fort A.P. Hill near Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Scouts from all over the country camp together for ten days and participate
in activities emphasizing physical fitness, appreciation of the outdoors,
and patriotism. Seven Presidents have attended the Jamboree since President
Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937. The Jamboree grounds at Fort A.P . Hill are
open to the public, and an estimated 300,000 visitors attended in 2005
along with 43,000 Scouts and their leaders. The 2010 Jamboree will
celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Boy Scouts of America.
The United States Congress has found that the military's logistical
support for the National Scout Jamboree is an incomparable training
opportunity for our armed forces. The Jamboree requires the construction,
maintenance, and disassembly of a "tent city" capable of supporting tens of
thousands of people for a week or longer.
Nevertheless, the ACLU sued the Department of Defense in 1999 over its
support for the Jamboree. In 2005, a federal district court in Chicago
concluded the Jamboree statute (10 U.S.C . section 2554) was
unconstitutional under the Establishment Clause because Scouting has a
nonsectarian "duty to God" requirement. DoD appealed the district court's injunction against military support under that statute for the 2010
I'm having difficulty keeping up with the court, ACLU and Americans United.
The court rules, the Boy Scout's "nonsectarian" "duty to God" requirement is unconstitutional. The ACLU is saying that prayers offered at council meetings must be "nonsectarian" to be constitutional.
Then in more confusion, in the same article, the ACLU said; "It should not invoke the name of a particular religious figure, such as Jesus, Allah or Buddah...", implying that they can't pray to Jesus but Mohammed is okay and they can pray to God but to Allah would be prohibited.
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State has no problem with prayer at a County Commissioners meetings so long as it isn't offered to a true Deity, such as Jesus Christ. Pray to rocks, trees and all the false gods you like, just stay away from the One True God. (an inadvertant acknowledgment of Christ and true religion, but an acknowledgment just the same)
In today's ruling, the federal Court of Appeals in Chicago reversed the district court's decision, concluding that the taxpayers named as the plaintiffs in the lawsuit did not have standing to sue DoD in the first
"We are pleased that today's ruling preserves the training opportunity
for the military that Congress wanted it to have," said Robert H. Bork,
Jr., spokesperson for the Scouts.
"Today's decision allows everyone to get back to planning the
centennial Jamboree celebrating Boy Scouts' 100th birthday," said George A.
Davidson, the attorney for Boy Scouts of America who argued before the
Seventh Circuit last year.
The case is Winkler v. Gates, No. 05-3451 (7th Cir. Apr. 4, 2007).
It's a good win. I just wish it wasn't because of a technicality of standing.
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A large group the United Coalition of Enemies Against America will gather in front of Dallas City hall. If you're an American, please do attend this rally and watch and record what goes on here. It would be quite interesting to see how these enemies of America work together to attempt to destroy this country.
Oh, and the enemies are gathering "to support illegal immigration" and to "register voters." I would really love to be there to observe exactly who is signed up to register to vote and how they're encourage to sign the voter registrations.
Which enemies of America will be there this time? The Dallas Peace Center. I don't know that group personally, but likely they're like the other "peace" groups -- dedicated to the total destruction of America in every possible way. They cry "peace," but they mean "total socialism without any country having any borders, citizens, or personal ownership of anything." They despise everything American.
CAIR will be there, one of the biggest enemies of America. I find it very interesting that this group with known ties to terrorism is working with others to attempt to destroy what used to be the southern border to this country. Their presence alone should help people realize that the border enforcement is not just about stopping illegal alien invaders, it's about stopping terrorists. CAIR doesn't like it when you stop them from allowing any terrorist over the border.
And no meeting of American enemies would be complete without the ACLU. Of course, they're protesting that America has any borders, because they believe that everyone should have anything they want as long as no one owns anything ever. Don't forget, the ideals of the ACLU and everything they do is based on attaining one goal: communism in America.
So if you can drop by Dallas City hall on April 1 (not likely, because most productive Americans will have to work and produce to support the lazy bastards who will be protesting), please stop by, take some pictures, and observe.
It's not often that people stand up to the ACLU. It's even more seldom that government stand up to them. I admit, it's difficult to stand up the ACLU -- because when you do, they WILL sue you. They have an army of communist lawyers who will do literally anything to get more cash to advance their cause of communism. They will stop at nothing to force communism on this country.
So I'm very glad when a government actually stands up to them.
Officials in Thomasville, N.C., voted 6-1 Monday to ignore threats from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and allow prayer at city-council meetings.
Mike Johnson, senior legal counsel for Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), provided the council with a proposed policy in compliance with the U.S. Constitution.
"It's amazing that, in a country founded on religious liberty, the right to open a public meeting with a prayer would be under attack," he said. "But that is exactly what the ACLU has been doing the past several months Ė using its familiar tactics of fear, intimidation and disinformation to force municipalities into passive compliance with its agenda to eliminate our First Liberty, religious freedom."
Councilman Dwight Cornelius said he hopes other municipalities will stand up to the ACLU.
"This is a freedom of speech issue, pure and simple," he said.
ADF offers assistance to any municipality that's under attack for "simply continuing a practice that the Supreme Court knows is 'deeply embedded in the history and tradition of our country,' " Johnson added.
March 6, 2007
J. Michael Sharman
Two ACLU Leaders Causing Harm in Virginia
In an ironic but very appropriate linkage, a Google search on the name "Charles Rust-Tierney" first yields the headline: "Former ACLU Chapter President Arrested for Child Pornography," and then the very next item is headlined, "Statement of ACLU on Loudoun Filtering Policy: Statement read by Charles Rust-Tierney."
In that public statement made back in 1998, Charles Rust-Tierney, as the President of the ACLU of Virginia, urged the Loudoun County Library Board not to put any filters on the library's internet portals. He said, "Recognizing that individuals will continue to behave responsibly and appropriately while in the library, the default should be maximum, unrestricted access to the valuable resources of the Internet."
Dan at Riehl World View post: "In what amounts to the first two half-real news story on the Charles Rust-Tierney case by the Washington Post and and WDBJ, the story may be even more unsettling to some. Two dozen people, including a neighbor and his former wife, Diann Rust-Tierney spoke on his behalf, both saying they'd trust him with their kids tomorrow, yet Charles Rust-Tierney was apparently downloading images and video of the sexual torture of infants and toddlers in his ten year old son's bedroom during the night.
The FBI recently arrested Rust-Tierney for multiple counts of child pornography, which he acquired over the internet.
The 51 year-old Arlington County lawyer and youth sports coach, was named in a criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Alexandria and was taken into custody on February 23, 2007 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and Arlington County police.
The web site for Virginia's ACLU chapter indicates Charles Rust-Tierney served as its president as recently as 2005 , and is still a board member.
Riehl World View "Prosecutors say Charles Rust-Tierney, a former president of the Virginia ACLU, was leading a "double life,'' coaching Little League baseball by day and using a computer in his 10-year-old son's bedroom to view child pornography at night.
It's also stated that Rust-Tierney was on the ACLU board up until the day he was arrested and has spent the last several years only representing the mentally ill."
Riehl World View has much more.
The D.C. Bar's listing for Charles M. Rust-Tierney says he is a lawyer with the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C. and his office is located in St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
Since 1991, Diann Rust-Tierney, Charles Rust-Tierney's wife, has been the ACLU's lead strategist and spokeswoman on the death penalty as the director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Capital Punishment Project. In 2004, she became the executive director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.
Maybe she'll re-think her opposition to the death penalty after seeing and hearing the cries of pre-teen girls being bound with rope and raped on her husband's videos.
A little further down the Virginia coastline, in Williamsburg, another ACLU leader is also exerting a destructive influence, this time on the nation's second oldest college.
When the College of William & Mary paid thousands of dollars to host the "Sex Workers Art Show" featuring topless women, bare bottoms, erotic dances, and 200-pound stripteasers using sex toys, College President Gene R. Nichol said, "[I]t's not the practice and province of universities to censor or cancel performances because they are controversial."
One might be led to believe that President Nichol is a just a go-along-get-along, laissez faire sort of guy were it not for the fact that a few months earlier, in late October 2006, Nichol ordered a brass cross removed from the Wren Chapel (in the oldest academic building in continuous use in the United States) because, he said, the "chapel, like our entire campus, must be welcoming to all."
So how can a supposedly intelligent college president reconcile censoring a historic cross out of a chapel because it might possibly offend a few people, while paying for live sex acts that are certainly offensive to many of the college's students, faculty and alumni?
The answer is revealed by the items listed in Nichol's official resume on the College's website which showed he had been: President, North Florida ACLU, 1984; Chair, University of Colorado Task Force on Gay and Lesbian Issues, 1992-93; Colorado Democrat of the Year, 1999; Member, Board of Directors, North Carolina Civil Liberties Union (2002- ); Colorado ACLU (1999- 2000); Keynote Address Speaker, North Carolina - American Civil Liberties Union annual banquet, North Carolina, October, 2004.
A donor has withdrawn a pledged $12 million gift to William & Mary because of Gene Nichol's ACLU-style logic, and so one can expect that he will soon be out of a job. But he shouldn't have to look too far for a new one.
Since the FBI's report says Charles Rust-Tierney confessed to possessing the child pornography, and he will thus be disbarred sooner or later, there's going to be a vacancy in the Public Defender's Service office at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Maybe Gene Nichol can submit his resume to them.
The College of William & Mary link also has an article: Committee's compromise returns cross to chapel
"According to the new policy, the cross will be displayed permanently in a glass case, which will be located prominently inside the chapel and be accompanied by a plaque commemorating the College's Anglican roots and its historic connection to Bruton Parish Church."
Now it's a non-denominational museum!
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The ACLU in Palm Beach County, FL, are planning a lawsuit to "demand" that the county start printing diplomas for all students. No, this has absolutely nothing to with education or learning -- just like any other government-run "school" district.
At issue is the graduation rate of high school students in Palm Beach County. The ACLU says that the number is too low, and they are shopping for plantiffs and a judge who will "order the school board to improve those rates." No, the ACLU has no comment regarding the educational abilities of the students, they just want more to have diplomas. It is not known if the district plans to give out diplomas to all residents of the county as the ACLU prefers, in accordance with "their constitutional responsibility."
This is today's ACLU, whether you want to admit it or not. They want, support, approve of, and actively work for, total socialism. In the minds of the ACLU, everyone must be perfectly equal, no matter what. According to the ACLU, some people should not be smarter than others. And if some people are smarter than others, those smart people need to be punished and brought down to the level of dumb people. That's the only way socialism works: everyone must be completely equal -- well, except for the "enlightened" leaders of the ACLU, of course.
If you're donating to the ACLU, they are using your money on this crap. Don't donate to the ACLU, they're opposed to capitalism and freedom everywhere.
Lawyers representing a Massachusetts school district named as a defendant in a parent's civil rights complaint have said teachers at Estabrook Elementary School have a "legitimate state interest" in teaching the homosexual lifestyle, and parents have no input into those decisions.
"of the people, by the people and for the people", taxpayers, aka parents "have no input into those decisions." The "State" no longer serves the people, the people serve the "State".
"A nation, as a society, forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society."
- Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father and third U.S. president (1743-1826), in a letter to George Hammond, 1792
The arguments came in a recent hearing on the district's motion to dismiss the complaint filed by David Parker, a parent whose concern over the school's promotion of the homosexual agenda to grade-schoolers prompted a meeting with school officials, for which they had him arrested for trespassing.
According to a report from the activist group MassResistance.org, those arguments echoed the claims made earlier in the case when a brief in support of the school's position was filed by a collection of homosexual advocacy organizations.
"The state must fight 'discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation' in ways that 'do not perpetuate stereotypes,'" the lawyers for the school district argued. They also explained to the judge that, in their opinion, parents have no right to control what ideas the school presents to elementary schoolchildren, and if parents disagree with that dictate, they can take their children elsewhere.
"Once I have elected to send my child to public school, my fundamental right does not allow me to direct what my child is exposed to in the public school," said the school's lawyer.
Dozens of parents' rights supporters of the Parker family braved freezing temperatures to offer moral support to David Parker in the hearing on his case against school officials in Lexington, Mass.
Parker was represented by lawyers Jeffrey Denner, Robert Sinsheimer and Neil Tassel, who argued before Judge Mark Wolf that what the school calls "diversity training" more accurately would be called "indoctrination," since several viewpoints were absent from the school's presentations, and only the pro-homosexual position was present.
And lawyers said the school "ultimatum" to "remove yourself and go somewhere else" was vulgar.
"American values rely on religion. Religious rights trump the secular. Parents have the right to direct the moral upbringing of their children," said Sinsheimer. "It is the Constitution that protects the minority segment from the majorityÖ The Parkers choose to send their children to the Lexington Public Schools to be part of the fabric of the community."
The elementary curriculum promoting homosexuality, he said, was specifically intended to change a child's outlook of the world to something that his parents didn't teach him.
An ACLU lawyer, however, told the judge that "it is a tremendous bonus" for children to be given information of which their parents wouldn't approve, and that teaching children homosexuality when their parents' Biblical beliefs do not support that has nothing to do with a violation of religious freedom, according to the MassResistance.org reports.
"David Parker's dilemma Ö threatens the parental rights and religious freedom of every Massachusetts parent, and indirectly every parent in America," said John Haskins of the Parents' Rights Coalition.
"As the Lexington schools themselves are arguing, the state's right to force pro-homosexuality indoctrination on other people's children arises directly from former Gov. Mitt Romney's nakedly false and unconstitutional declaration that homosexual marriage is now legal."
Haskins said when the Massachusetts state Supreme Court demanded homosexual marriages in the state, it didn't have the constitutional or legal authority to order the governor to act or to order the Legislature to make any changes.
Officials said Wolf usually announces a decision within several weeks of a hearing, and that's what is expected in this case. Parker's lawyers are scheduled to supplement their oral arguments with written briefs this week.
The brief filed earlier by the Human Rights Campaign, the ACLU, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders in support of the school's homosexual promotions said parental rights "have never meant that a parent can demand prior notice and the right to opt a child out of mere exposure to ideas in the public schools that a parent disapproves of."
Brian Camenker, a spokesman for MassResistance.org, said the high-profile groups must see Parker's claims "as quite a threat to their ability to push their message on children."
He said his organization, a "pro-family action center for Massachusetts" which equips citizens to fight attacks on freedoms, constitutional government, children and parental rights, can see the "true agenda" of the homosexual organizations in their demands.
Parker was arrested and jailed in Lexington in April 2005 over his request Ė and the school's refusal Ė to notify him when adults discuss homosexuality or transgenderism with his elementary-age son. The school took that position despite a state law requiring such notification.
Then in April 2006 the same school chose to present the same single-perspective information, and again refused to notify Parker, who followed with the federal civil rights lawsuit.
The arguments on behalf of homosexuals were remarkably similar to a recent European court's conclusion.
The European Human Rights Court several months ago concluded in a case involving similar objections that parents do not have an "exclusive" right to lead their children's education and any parental "wish" to have their children grow up without adverse influences "could not take priority over compulsory school attendance."
That court said a German family had no right to provide homeschooling for their children. The family had argued the public school endangered their children's religion beliefs and violated the family's Christian faith.
Irrelevant, said the court. "The parents' right to education did not go as far as to deprive their children of that experience," it said.
"The (German) Federal Constitutional Court stressed the general interest of society to avoid the emergence of parallel societies based on separate philosophical convictions and the importance of integrating minorities into society," the European ruling said.
In Germany, the situation has continued to deteriorate for homeschoolers, with one 15-year-old student recently being taken into custody by a SWAT team and ordered by a judge to a psychiatric ward of a hospital because she was being homeschooled. WND's latest update on that situation has confirmed authorities now have removed the teen from the psych ward, and she has been taken to a location that is being withheld from her parents and lawyer.
We have listed the "Communist Goals" on this site several times in the past two years and this is a good time to repost two of them...
16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
17. 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.
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Two men who are members of Gideons International, the Christian organization that is famous for, among other ministries, placing Bibles in motels and giving them to children, have been arrested after trying to hand out Bibles on a public sidewalk in Florida, according to a law firm.
Officials with the Alliance Defense Fund have confirmed they will be representing Anthony Mirto and Ernest Simpson, who were arrested, booked into jail and charged with trespassing.
Jeremy Tedesco, one of the ADF's lawyers on the case, confirmed to WND that the organization's clients were on a public sidewalk when they were handing out Bibles and school officials summoned police.
Yes, it reads public sidewalk and yes, it reads school officials. I hope you'll also notice that it doesn't say anything about sex offenders, child molesters or military funerals.
"The First Amendment protects the right to engage in religious speech on a public sidewalk," ADF Senior Legal Counsel David Cortman said. "Members of the Gideons have been highly respected for decades as peaceful providers of free Bibles to those who want them."
The arrest happened Jan. 19, when Mirto and Simpson were on the sidewalk outside of Key Largo School in Key Largo, Fla., and were distributing copies of the Bible to those interested.
"Neither man entered school grounds," the law firm said. "After the school's principal called police, a Monroe County sheriff's officer asked the men to leave immediately or face trespassing charges. As the men prepared to leave, the officer decided to arrest both individuals."
A hearing is scheduled March 5 in Monroe County Court in the cases, and ADF attorneys are preparing motions to dismiss the charges.
"Officials cannot use fear of arrest as a means of bullying law-abiding Christians into silence," Cortman said. "These men broke no laws when they decided to communicate their message on a public sidewalk."
Tedesco noted that sometimes school officials have a misconception about whether they can control activities on school grounds and adjacent public sidewalks. But the First Amendment does provide a protection for speech on those parcels of ground that are public, he said.
"There's no reason why they should be put in jail," he said.
The ADF is a legal alliance defending the right to hear and speak the truth, through strategy, training, funding and litigation.
The Gideons, a group founded in the late 1800s, has as its "sole purpose" the goal "to win men, women, boys and girls to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ through association for service, personal testimony, and distributing the Bible in the human traffic lanes and streams of everyday life."
Members of the Gideons, who pay their own expenses so 100 percent of the donations to the group go toward Bible purchases and distributions, have placed the Bible in 181 nations in 82 different languages over the years.
The organization focuses on hotels and motels, hospitals and nursing homes, schools, colleges and universities, the military and law enforcement and prisons and jails.
"The demand for Scriptures in these areas far exceeds our supplies that we are able to purchase through our donations. Much more could be done Ė if funds were available. However, we are placing and distributing more than 1 million copies of the Word of God, at no cost, every seven days in these areas" the group said.
The organization only gives away the Bibles with the Gideon logo on the covers, but plain Bibles are available for consumers to purchase at its distribution center at P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tenn., 37214-0800. Information about the products is available on the group's website.
The Gideons serve as an extended missionary arm of the Christian church and are the oldest Christian business and professional men's association in the United States.
But get them Christians, handing out Bibles, in jail. Got to protect the kids andÖ
Did they legalize drugs in Florida or are they putting something in the water? The Dixie County Ten Commandments issue, immigration raids in Miami, and now this.
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Yes, the ACLU has filed another lawsuit. I guess that's not really news, because actually, that's pretty much all the ACLU does -- file lawsuits, obtain taxpayer cash as a result, and then use that cash to hire more people and file more lawsuits. But this lawsuit really stretches the imagination, even for the ACLU.
The ACLU is claiming that hair is a race. Really. They are actually claiming that dreadlocks are a protected form of race under the federal civil rights act of 1964. They're not clear as to whether the hair actually has to be attached to a person, or if hair that has been cut actually has civil rights that can be violated, too.
Folks, this IS the ACLU of today. They exist to destroy and break down anything that is American. They honestly despise the freedoms protected by the United States Constitution.
Now, you can argue all you want about whether the federal "civil rights" act has been violated. In a true court that was governed by the rule of law and that was interested in justice (no, I haven't actually seen one of those), it wouldn't really matter. You see, there's a law that's more supreme to minor "federal" laws. It reads something like this:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
So do I have the freedom to dislike certain types of hair? Under the Constitution, yes. According to the ACLU, no. Do have I have the right to prohibit things I personally don't like in a place that I have built? Under the Constitution, yes. According to the ACLU, no. Do I have the right to only associate with people that I, personally, want to associate with? According to the Constitution, yes. According to the ACLU, no.
The ACLU is a powerful, destructive force, strongly opposed to freedom. They should be stopped at all costs. They will work with terrorists and others who do not like Democracy and freedom and they will not stop until America has been destroyed. Join them and celebrate communism, totalitarianism, and slavery; or oppose them and work for freedom and human decency.
by John Stephenson
I just finished reading Indefensible : 10 Ways The ACLU Is Destroying America by Sam Kastensmidt. I highly recommend it for everyone.
The book covers most of our own top ten reasons to stop the ACLU, however much more extensively. It covers everything the ACLU stands for. From the agenda of silencing the churches and abortion to the sexualization of children...the book covers it in excellent detail.
There have been many great books written on the ACLU. Most focus on the social and religious issues that are under attack. Alan Sears' book, ACLU Vs. America, focused on mainly on these issues, however it did touch upon how the ACLU attacks our soverignty. This book, Indefensible, also focuses on the social issues, but I was happy to see that it devoted an entire chapter on how the ACLU is Impeding America's War On Terror. I'm going to share a few excerpts from sections within that particular chapter.
ACLU Fights Measure To Halt Terrorists' Funding
Only weeks after the tragedy (911), Congress acted to dismantle the financial infrastructure supporting known terrorist organizations. On October 3, 2001, U.S. Rep. Michael Oxley (OH) introduced the "Financial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001," seeking to freeze all accounts directly linked to the "financing of terrorism."
The need for such legislation was deemed so vital to national security that it passed the U.S. House on a vote of 421-1. Almost the entire Congress recognized that this legislation's passage was imperative. Still, on the day before the vote was scheduled, the ACLU delivered letters of opposition to all members of Congress.
"We urge you to oppose the 'Financial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001,'" the letter began. Why? One portion of the bill made it a federal crime to conceal large amounts of "illegally obtained" cash (over $10,000) while traveling. In a desperate and shameful attempt to justify its stance, the ACLU played the race card. The letter argued, "This provision may impact, disproportionately, people of color and immigrants....[because] these groups of people often have a more difficult time getting access to sources of credit and bank accounts and so use cash transactions more frequently than others do."
Under the ACLU's reasoning, impoverished people would be discriminated against by this bill. The likelyhood of impoverished minorities carrying around more than $10,000 in cash and concealing it was supposedly a grave concern for the ACLU. Thankfully the ACLU's efforts to stop this were unsuccessful.
A little more from the book:
Later in the war, the ACLU actually volunteered its legal services to represent suspected terrorists!
In 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments from several alleged "illegal combatants," including two cases involving U.S. citizens and one case involving 14 foreign "illegal enemy combatants." The ACLU filed amicus briefs on behalf of the suspected terrorists in each case, arguing that ll "enemy combatants" cpatured during a time of war should have access to American courtrooms-regardless of their citizenship.
The Pentagon contended that "enemy combatants" should face military tribunals-the standard procedure in all previous international wars. U.S. Solictor General Theodore Olson, whose wife, Barbara Olson, was killed on September 11, when Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, reminded the Supreme Court Justices that the plaintiffs were requesting a "jurisdiction that is not authorized by Congress, does not arise from the Constitution, and has never been exercised by this Court."
Though the U.S. Constitution does not extend rights to non-citizen enemy combatants, judicial restraint did not prevent the moder Court from creating this new right out of thin air.
Thankfully this decision was made moot by the passing of the Military Commission Act. However, the ACLU's war on National Security continues, and giving habeous corpus to non-American citizens is on their New Year Resolution list. It is actually number one on the list, followed by destroying the NSA terrorist surveillance program, and destroying our ability to keep secrets.
Overall the book was well put together and very informative. I highly suggest checking it out.
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