Tuesday, October 19, 2004

MAJOR News From the ACLU

The ACLU has a long tradition of breaking new ground with respect to destroying the fabric of this nation. The organization's attempts to remove any and all references to God are well documented. ACLU lawyers have worked very hard to ensure teenagers can get abortions without parental consent. They have sued Catholic Charities in an attempt to force the charitable organization to provide employee benefits that are contrary to Catholic teaching.

In this backdrop, today's news is still a shock. The Ford and Rockefeller Foundations have recently adopted new standards for organizations which receive financial aid. The ACLU has found this new language so offensive, and so restrictive, that they have turned down over $1 million in financial assistance. On one hand, the ACLU deserves respect for upholding their standards and resisting the urge to compromise for financial reward. However, let's take a look at this new language that the ACLU finds problematic:
  • Ford Foundation: Bars recipients of its funds from engaging in any activity that "promotes violence, terrorism, bigotry, or the destruction of any state."
  • Rockefeller Foundation: States recipients of its funds may not "directly or indirectly engage in, promote, or support other organizations or individuals who engage in or promote terrorist activity."

    In short, the ACLU refuses to agree to refrain from activities that promote violence, terrorism, bigotry, or state destruction. If there was any debate that the ACLU is a destructive force in this nation, these latest developments remove all doubt. Let's just hope that neither the Ford nor the Rockefeller Foundations knuckle under and change their language to suit the ACLU.
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