Monday, May 09, 2005

Stopping the ACLU At Its Own Game

Most of the substance of this piece is cross-posted from Stop the ACLU--to see the whole original text, you can check that out--

As you may have noticed, there is a moderately large (and growing) group of "blogbursters" whose mission is to find a way to stop the damage we believe the ACLU is doing to our country. A complete list is on this website at the bottom of the right-hand column. What we've been asking ourselves is, "what can conservatives do to Stop the ACLU, and how can we beat them at their own game?" That is to say, how can we defeat the ACLU public relations scam that they are somehow defenders of liberty, and show them to the American public as the hypocrites and bottom-feeders that they in fact are?

Friday night we had a very interesting chat session, and I realized that many folks would like to adopt some kind of "nuclear strategy"...let's find a magic law or a really sympathetic judge, swoop down and wipe out the ACLU with one blow, causing their disorganized retreat, in the hopes that they will never be heard from again. Let me just say that, if such a thing were possible, I would be at the very forefront of the effort--I find the ACLU to be a running sore on the body of America. Unfortunately, this is not a novel by JRR Tolkien, this is real life, and there are no magic laws, and sympathetic judges are few and far between. Not only that, but the sympathetic judges are also men and women of conscience, which is actually bad for us (in this particular battle), since they feel honor-bound to apply the law as it stands, while liberal judges feel they are empowered to do whatever they think is "right," and that our elected lawmakers don't know what they're doing, so they have to "fix" the laws. Thus, even if you find a sympathetic judge, his hands are mostly tied by "precedent" set by liberal judges making bad law.

This creates a one-way "ratchet" effect in the system of jurisprudence...and it is a liberal ratchet. Liberal judges gleefully declare the will of the people "unconstitutional" with every ACLU suit, while conservative judges are unwilling to stoop to the levels of intellectual dishonesty necessary to become "activist" judges. With this "ratchet" in place, it is not beyond the realm of possibility that the solicitation of prostitution will at some point become a protected First Amendment "right" while the use of illegal drugs could fall into the "right of privacy net," which, although it doesn't exist in the Constitution, seems to "catch" everything the liberals can't justify otherwise.

So--what to do? I believe that the most effective (if not the only) route for those who are serious about stopping the ACLU is to patiently warn the public about what the ACLU is really doing. There are many well-meaning people who think of the ACLU as "our nation's guardian of liberty." I guess that would be true if protecting liberty meant attacking the Boy Scouts and defending groups of self-proclaimed pedophiles like NAMBLA. I truly believe (and fervently hope) the these people are unaware of the depths of depravity to which the ACLU will stoop in furtherance of what they characterize as "civil liberties."I realize that patiently warning the public about the ACLU isn't exciting and dramatic...but the fact of the matter is that there isn't amy quick and easy fix to the problem...I know, because if there were, somebody waaayyy smarter than me would have already used it.

But think about this--although politicians would have you believe that landmark legislation should be credited with bringing great change to society, change actually comes about not because politicos decree it, but because ultimately politicians bow to the will of the people. Women's suffrage, child labor laws, the civil rights act--these didn't come about because one morning the politicians woke up and decided to "do the right thing" for a change--they came about because it was time and the people demanded change. We on the right need to wake up the sleeping giant of public opinion and get people to see the ACLU for what it is--an atheistic leftist organization in existence solely for the purpose of instituting its goals judicially because they have been unsuccessful in instituting them legislatively.

A few months ago, the Stop the ACLU Blogburst didn't we number over 50...and growing every day, several new mwmbers a week. I would encourage all of our readers to get on board and make a difference for America. To quote a former president (who I am convinced would not recognize his own political party if he were alive today), "If not us, who? If not now, when?"

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