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:
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.