Freedom oriented individuals should always be wary of an organization that is left-leaning, and for good reason. While once in a while organizations such as the ACLU appear to be doing some good work that we can get behind, its goals always bring their work into question.
This is especially true of organizations such as Planned Parenthood, whose founder, Margaret Sanger, started the institution with the goal of eradicating African Americans. Or organizations like MoveOn, which is funded by George Soros, who “admittedly enjoys collapsing the governments and economies of sovereign nations and, in fact, finds it ‘fun.'”
The same questions must also be asked of the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU seems innocuous in their advocacy of civil liberties, but their selective fight for left-wing issues brings its goals into question. They are ardent defenders of demographics which vote Democrat, yet have pushed to censor prayer in school, and have fought tooth and nail against the Boy Scouts for referencing God in their oath, among other things.
The ACLU’s leftist agenda perhaps becomes more clear when you look to the words of one of its founders, Roger Nash Baldwin, who said in 1935:
“I 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.”
In fact just four years prior to Baldwin’s quote, while investigating communist activities within the US, a Special House Committee concluded that:
“The 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.”
Baldwin did change his views on communism later in his life, and allegedly kicked all members of the Communist Party off of the ACLU board. But the organization’s founding and continued promotion of a left-wing agenda should be enough to get any reasonable American to question its goals.