‘Communism is the Goal’
is defined as "the use of words to convey a meaning that is
the opposite of its literal meaning." The term doublespeak means
"evasive, ambiguous language that is intended to deceive or
is perhaps no greater example of ironic doublespeak than inclusion of
the phrase "civil liberties" within the inapt designation: "American
Civil Liberties Union." Indeed, few leftist
organizations in existence today can compete with the ACLU in terms of
demonstrated hostility toward what the Declaration of Independence
describes as "certain unalienable rights" with which Americans are
"endowed by their Creator." Consider the doublespeak inherent
throughout the "progressive" Goliath's flowery self-representation:
ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts,
legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual
rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United
States guarantee everyone in this country.
Now contrast that depiction with ACLU founder Roger
Baldwin's candid vision:
am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the
state itself... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition
of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce
wealth. Communism is the goal.
So much for "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." By combining
straightforward segments from each ACLU rendering we arrive with an
accurate portrayal. One that cuts through the doublespeak: The
ACLU is...working daily in courts, legislatures and communities.
Communism is the goal.
Meaning is purpose
In 1931, just eleven years after the ACLU's inception,
the US Congress convened a Special
House Committee to Investigate Communist Activities. On the ACLU it
American Civil Liberties Union is closely affiliated with the communist
movement in the United States, and fully 90 percent of its efforts are
on behalf of communists who have come into conflict with the law. It
claims to stand for free speech, free press and free assembly, but it
is quite apparent that the main function of the ACLU is an attempt to
protect the communists.
To be sure, the
"main function of the ACLU" is entirely counter-constitutional. A
shared objective between both Communism generally, and the ACLU
specifically is the suppression of religious liberty; principally, the
free exercise of Christianity. Karl Marx, high priest
of the ACLU's beloved cult of Communism, once said: "The first
requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of
Even the ACLU's own promotional materials
overtly advocate religious discrimination: "The message of the
Establishment Clause is that religious activities must be treated
differently from other activities to ensure against governmental
support for religion."
First Amendment's Establishment Clause -- a mere 10 words -- says
nothing of the sort. Its message is abundantly clear, requiring severe
distortion to stuff within the ACLU's Marxist parameters. It merely
states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of
religion..." That's it.
Now let's break it down.
What do you suppose the Framers of the US Constitution -- a document
expressly designed to limit the powers of federal government --
intended with the word "Congress"? Did they mean State government?
Municipal government? Your local school district? Your third grade
Of course not. They meant exactly what they said: Congress.
in: The United States Congress! It takes someone with a distinctly
disingenuous ulterior motive to derive anything else.
Now, what did they mean by "...shall make no law
respecting an establishment of religion?"
in a letter to Benjamin Rush, a fellow-signer of the Declaration of
Independence, Thomas Jefferson -- often touted by the left as the great
church-state separationst -- answered that question. The First
Amendment's Establishment Clause was singularly intended to restrict
Congress from affirmatively "establishing," through federal
legislation, a national Christian denomination (similar to the Anglican
Church of England).
Or, as Jefferson
"[T]he clause of the Constitution" covering "freedom of religion" was
intended to necessarily preclude "an establishment of a particular form
of Christianity through the United States."
vs. the ACLU
removed we are today from the original intent of our Founding Fathers.
The ACLU is largely responsible for creating the gulf between the
Constitution's original construction and its modern misapplication.
ACLU remains one of America's most powerful secular-socialist political
pressure groups. It relentlessly tramples underfoot the First
Amendment, which guarantees sweeping and absolute liberty for all
Americans -- including government employees -- to freely exercise their
faith both publicly and privately without fear of reprisal: "Congress
shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
its constitutional abuses are manifold, but one of the most recent
involves an ACLU assault against a group of Christians in Santa Rosa
County, FL. Liberty Counsel
represents those Christians.
ACLU-crafted Consent Decree has been used as a weapon to threaten
school district employees with fines and jail time for merely praying
over a meal, and for exercising -- even while away from school -- their
sincerely held Christian faith. You read that right. The ACLU is
literally seeking to criminalize Christianity.
August of 2009, Liberty Counsel successfully defended staff member
Michelle Winkler from contempt charges brought by the ACLU after her
husband, who is not even employed by the district, offered a meal
prayer at a privately sponsored event in a neighboring county.
Counsel also successfully defended Pace High School Principal Frank Lay
and Athletic Director Robert Freeman against criminal contempt charges,
after the ACLU sought to have the men thrown in jail for blessing a
lunch meal served to about 20 adult booster club members.
the Consent Decree teachers are considered to be acting in their
"official capacity" anytime a student is present, even at private
functions off campus.
Liberty Counsel describes this unconstitutional decree:
cannot pray, bow their heads, or fold their hands to show agreement
with anyone who does pray. Teachers and staff cannot 'Reply' to an
email sent by a parent if the parent's email refers to God or
Scripture. Teachers either have to delete such references from the
original email or reply by initiating a new email. Teachers and staff
are also required to stop students from praying in their own private
Winkler sobbed as she described how she and a coworker, who had
recently lost a child, literally had to hide in a closet to pray.
the case continues, on Monday the ACLU suffered a tremendous setback
while freedom took a significant step forward. Federal District Court
Judge M. Casey Rodgers granted in part a Preliminary
Injunction in favor of Liberty Counsel's twenty-four Christian
Rodgers concluded that even though "a preliminary injunction is an
extraordinary and drastic remedy," one aspect of the Consent Decree --
its attempt to prohibit school employees from fully participating in
private religious events -- is so flawed that it must be immediately
The Court thus enjoined the School Board
"from enforcing any school policy that restrains in any way an
employee's participation in, or speech or conduct during, a private
religious service, including baccalaureate" pending a trial on the
a bridge too far
"Progressives" are nothing if not
consistent. As they gain confidence, they invariably rush across that
bridge too far. They engage wild-eyed efforts to "fundamentally
transform America" to reflect their own secular-socialist
I'm certain that both the bare-knuckle spirit of the American people and Liberty Counsel's enduring 92 percent win record against the ACLU will maintain a durable safeguard - an "impenetrable wall of separation" if you will - between our constitutionally guaranteed liberties and a subversive "progressive" agenda built upon the distinctly un-American creed: "Communism is the goal."
published in American Thinker)
© 2011 Matt Barber (Mr.
Barber is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law.)