If it walks like a duck...
"For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil..." Luke 6: 44-45
The American Communist Lawyers Union at least has a shred of integrity. It has stayed true to its communist birth* (though it llacks the degree of integrity that would compel it to admit such).
"I am for socialism, disarmament, and ultimately for abolishing the State itself as an instrument of property, the abolition of the properted class and sole control by those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal. It sums up into one single purpose -- the abolition of the system of dog-eat-dog under which we live, and the substitution by the most effective non-violence possible of a system of cooperative ownership and use of all wealth."
You know who said that, of course. Roger Nash Baldwin... architect of the ACLU's current tactics of twisting the legal system to tear down our society.
ACLU? Tear down our society? Yes, exactly as Baldwin desired. What elese can you call assaults using faux First Amendment arguments on freedom of religious practice assured by the First Amendment? What else can you call support of NAMBLA openly recruiting boys for sex as "robust free spech"? What else can you call attacks on a private organization such as the Boy Scouts on grounds that violate freedom of association?
But it fits nicely with the never-forgotten fountainhead of the American Communist Lawyers Unions:
"I am for socialism, disarmament, and ultimately for abolishing the State itself as an instrument of property, the abolition of the properted class and sole control by those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal... "
Note to the American Communist Lawyers Union: If you don't want to be taken for a duck, stop walking and quacking like one. The feathers we can deal with. (Useful, once tar is obtained, in dealing with congresscritters... )
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