Conservative Author Explains ACLU Motive in New Book
- 2005 3 Oct
A conservative author and editor says the ACLU is clearly engaged in trying to remove every hint of Judeo-Christian values in America. The philosophies of the legal group's founder, he says, suggest why that is the case.
David Kupelian is managing editor of WorldNetDaily.com and author of the recently published book, "The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom." The American Civil Liberties Union, says Kupelian, falls into the category of groups discussed in his book because of its founder.
"The ACLU was founded by Roger Baldwin, who was a card-carrying Communist," Kupelian states. "This is not me, some right-winger, saying 'Oh, he's a Commie' – I'm saying he was a Communist, he said he was a Communist, he belonged to the Communist Party, and he wanted to further the cause of Communism."
In fact, according to Alan Sears of the Alliance Defense Fund, Baldwin
– 15 years after founding the ACLU – wrote: "I am for Socialism, disarmament and ultimately, for the abolishing of the State itself ... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal."
Kupelian says it is obvious the ACLU's founder desired to further the cause of Communism. "The ACLU today would kind of distance themselves from that little bit of history," he concedes. "But even though they do occasionally confuse people by glomming onto a good issue and getting on the right side of a case ... for the most part, it's unmistakable."
The WorldNetDaily managing editor says that heritage explains the motivation behind the ACLU's attacks on Christianity – and its tactic of forcing U.S. taxpayers to foot the bill. "They are engaged in trying to eliminate every vestige of Judeo-Christian expression in public places in America. It's frightening – and they are using our tax dollars to do this," he says. "They use the laws of the land to get American taxpayers to spend their hard-earned money, actually financing their own destruction."
For example, says Kupelian, taxpayers had to shell out nearly half a million dollars to the ACLU when it won a case that forced former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore to remove a publicly displayed Ten Commandments monument in Montgomery.
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