First, why the hell do we pay for National Public Radio? It is the most biased, anti-democracy, anti-Western, state-sponsored propaganda I have ever heard. But that’s for another day…
Here is something you CAN do today: Call your Congressman and Senators and tell them to vote FOR the “Public Expression of Religion Act.” (PERA). Help stop the ACLU!
S 3696 (PERA), sponsored by Sen. Brownback (R-Kan), a companion bill to H.R. 2979 (PERA), sponsored by Rep. Hostetter (R-Ind.), would amend all relevant federal laws to eliminate the authority of judges to award taxpayer-paid attorney fees to the ACLU, or anyone else, in lawsuits under the Establishment of Religion Clause of the First Amendment against veterans memorials, the Boy Scouts, or the public display of the Ten Commandments of other symbols of America’s history with a religious aspect.
Now, you may agree with the ACLU in one area (Boy Scouts) but disagree with them in another (defending Fred Phelps and Islamic terrorists without American citizenship), but why our tax money has to go into their fat Leftist bank vaults is beyond me.
For but three examples, the ACLU received some $950,000 in attorney fees in a settlement with the City of San Diego in the ACLU’s lawsuit to drive the Boy Scouts out of Balboa Park. In the famous Judge Roy Moore Ten Commandments Case, the ACLU, and cohort so-called “public interest” law firms, received $500,000. In the recent “Intelligent Design” case against the Dover school board, the ACLU received $2,000,000 in attorneys by order of a judge — although the law firm which represented the ACLU informed the court and public that it had acted pro bono and waived any attorney fees. Thus, it was pure profit to the ACLU.
Further, the ACLU has used the threat of imposition of taxpayer-paid attorney fees to extort local elected bodies, city or county councils, school boards, into surrender to the ACLU’s demands to secularly cleanse the public sphere of any evidence of our American religious heritage.
Moreover, the threat of imposition of orders to pay ACLU’s attorney fees in such cases has caused third parties, like The American Legion and other non-profit organizations, to suffer a chilling effect on their First Amendment rights to participate in such lawsuits to protect veterans’ memorials.
S. 3696 (PERA), and H.R. 2679 (PERA), would put an end to that abuse of benevolently intended laws by the ACLU, or anyone else following the ACLU’s precedents, for instance, Islamist terrorists or their sympathizers in our midst.
Let them continue to do their work, but not on the back of the average American who doesn’t support their attacking American traditions and values. Let the marketplace decide how relevant the ACLU is…. not the Federal government bureaucracy.
Call your US House Member and US Senators today to support PERA, and sign this petition to stop the taxpayer funding of the ACLU.
You can make a difference!