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Roger Baldwin, the first director of the ACLU, was also a communist. He explains in his book, Liberty Under the Soviets, "I joined. I don’t regret being a part of the Communist tactic, which increased the effectiveness of a good cause. I knew what I was doing. I was not an innocent liberal. I wanted what the Communists wanted…” Roger Baldwin - Founded the ACLU in 1920. Several crucial leaders of the ACLU were members of the Communist Party. Earl Browder, then General Secretary of the Communist Party, said the ACLU functioned as "a transmission belt" for the party. Baldwin also stated “We are for SOCIALISM, disarmament, and ultimately for abolishing the state itself... We 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.” (source: http://dianedew.com/aclu.htm)

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William Z. Foster, then National Chairman of the Communist Party USA and an ACLU co-founder, is famous for this 1932 quote: "The establishment of an American Soviet government will involve the confiscation of large landed estates in town and country, and also, the whole body to forests, mineral deposits, lakes, rivers and so on." He was the author of Toward Soviet America.

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A. J. Muste held a degree from Union Theological Seminary. When war broke out in Europe, he became a pacifist, inspired by the Christian mysticism of the Quakers, and started working with the fledging American Civil Liberties Union in Boston. In 1929 Muste helped form the Conference for Progressive Labor Action (CPLA), seeking to reform the AF of L from within. When the Depression broke like a storm over America, the CPLA became openly revolutionary and was instrumental in forming the American Workers Party in 1933--a "democratically organized revolutionary party" in which A.J. played the leading role.

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Eeek! Commies!

You may not be aware of this, but in the U.S., it isn't against the law to be a Communist. Of course, your screed doesn't mention the fact that Baldwin denounced Communism at a young age, following the Nazi-Soviet pact, and banned Communists from joining the ACLU shortly thereafter. Of course, that would interfere in your desire to smear him. Of course, your real desire is to eliminate the Bill of Rights, which interfere with what you want the most: a right wing fascist government in the US. Let's all thank the ACLU for keeping you guys bottled up like the maggots you are, you liar.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address

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Eeek! Commies!

You may not be aware of this, but in the U.S., it isn't against the law to be a Communist. Of course, your screed doesn't mention the fact that Baldwin denounced Communism at a young age, following the Nazi-Soviet pact, and banned Communists from joining the ACLU shortly thereafter. Of course, that would interfere in your desire to smear him. Of course, your real desire is to eliminate the Bill of Rights, which interfere with what you want the most: a right wing fascist government in the US. Let's all thank the ACLU for keeping you guys bottled up like the maggots you are, you liar.
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IRS Investigating Liberal Calif. Church
Sep 16 12:22 PM US/Eastern

The Internal Revenue Service has ordered a prominent liberal church to turn over documents and e-mails it produced during the 2004 election year that contain references to political candidates. The IRS is investigating whether All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena violated the federal tax code when its former rector, Rev. George F. Regas, delivered an anti-war sermon on the eve of the last presidential election.

Tax-exempt organizations are barred from intervening in political campaigns and elections, and the church could lose its tax-exempt status.

Rev. Ed Bacon received a summons Thursday ordering the church to present any politically charged sermons, newsletters and electronic communications by Sept 29.

Bacon was ordered to testify before IRS officials Oct. 11. He said he will inform his roughly 3,500 congregants about the investigation at Sunday's services, and will seek their advice on whether to comply.

"There is a lot at stake here," Bacon said. "If the IRS prevails, it will have a chilling effect on the practice of religion in America."

An IRS spokesperson declined comment on the investigation.

In a sermon two days before the 2004 election, Regas did not urge parishioners to support President Bush or challenger John Kerry but was critical of the Iraq war and Bush's tax cuts, Bacon said in an interview last November when the investigation was announced.

"He explicitly said, 'I am not telling you how to vote.' That is the golden boundary we did not cross," he said.

All Saints has a long history of social activism, dating back to World War II, when its rector spoke out against the internment of Japanese Americans. Regas, who headed the church for 28 years before retiring in 1995, was well-known for opposing the Vietnam War, championing female clergy and supporting gays and lesbians in the church.

The IRS has revoked a church's charitable designation at least once. A church in Binghamton, N.Y., lost its status after running advertisements against Bill Clinton's candidacy before the 1992 presidential election.
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A ruling on donations to political campaigns issued by Colorado Secretary of State Gigi Dennis this week has sparked accusations of harassment from Colorado labor unions.
Dennis issued a series of guidelines Wednesday for "small donor committees," which typically bundle contributions from members of labor unions and other groups.

Dennis, a Republican, ruled that such groups must attest that the contributions came from American citizens. She also required the groups to get permission from their members to use dues money in political campaigns.

Colorado Republican Party Chairman Bob Martinez on Friday accused state unions of using "tainted money" from illegal immigrants to fund campaigns. He estimated the unions have donated $405,000 to Democratic candidates over the past two months.

"It is time for Colorado's unions to stop collecting political money from people who are illegally in this country," Martinez said in a statement.

Union leaders were quick to cast Dennis' ruling as a partisan move. They said they already allow only U.S. citizens to make political contributions.

"It's a political maneuver and a way for (Dennis) to try to influence the outcome of the elections," said Mitch Ackerman, president of Service Employees International Union, Local 105.

He said his union, which represents many immigrant janitors, doesn't allow the janitors to donate money to the political fund.

Labor groups are expected to appeal Dennis' ruling.

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