"Under the guise of protecting First Amendment freedom of religious rights, the ACLU has conducted a decades-long War on God, with the goal of erasing every trace of the Judeo-Christian religion from the public spaces of the nation. The ACLU's War on God is central to the true purpose of the Communists who founded the organization and the radical Left that promotes the organization today." - page 2
As I began reading Jerome R. Corsi's extraordinary new book "Bad Samaritans: The ACLU's Relentless Campaign to Erase Faith from the Public Square" I experienced a noticeable rise in my blood pressure. I have always considered the ACLU to be an onerous and anti-American organization but my opinion was based more on gut instinct than actual facts. Although I had read about many of the insidious lawsuits filed by the ACLU in newspapers and magazines over the years I was blissfully unaware of much of the long and sordid history of this organization. In "Bad Samaritans" Jerome Corsi has given us a comprehensive overview of this unseemly organization. You will be introduced to Roger Nash Baldwin, the man who founded the organization and discover the prominent "progressive" radicals who fund the ACLU today. In addition Corsi documents the radical left-wing agenda that the ACLU has been relentlessly pursuing for the past 90 years. There is just no two ways about it...."Bad Samaritans" proves to be a real eye-opener.
In "Bad Samaritans" you will be introduced to the role played by the ACLU in a number of the most significant legal cases of the 20th century including the Scopes Monkey Trial and the landmark 1947 Supreme Court case Everson vs. Board of Education. You will also discover that this organization came down squarely on the side of eugenicists like Margaret Sanger back in the 1920's and 1930's. In case you did not know Sanger launched something called "The Negro Project" back in 1939 which was essentially a network of birth control clinics in black areas across the country. The ultimate goal of her project was to reduce African-American birthrates in both the rural South and in the major urban areas of the North. And, as Corsi points out Sanger was also opposed to the idea of charities helping the poor because such charitable aid would "increase the longevity of their offspring". The radical agenda of Margaret Sanger and the goal of the eugenics movement was the promotion of higher reproduction among more desired people and traits and reduced reproduction of less desired people and traits. One has to wonder why so many African-Americans continue to embrace the "progressive" agenda today.
But at the end of the day what is bound to command your attention in "Bad Samaritans" is the agenda that the ACLU is pursuing here and now in 2013. Decent, hard-working Americans should be appalled. It seems to me that the ACLU is almost always on the wrong side of issues. For example, they support the agenda of NAMBRA (North American Man-Boy Association) while actively litigating against the Boy Scouts of America. The ACLU is also vehemently opposed to allowing the idea of Intelligent Design to be presented alongside the theory of Evolution in our nation's classrooms. And not surprisingly, the ACLU remains the leading advocate of abortion in any and all circumstances including the gruesome procedure known as "partial birth abortion". The ACLU also believes that everyone, children included, has the right to view pornography while fully supporting and promoting the radical LGBT agenda as well as the Occupy Wall Street movement. Like I said, reading "Bad Samaritans" just might make your blood boil! Meanwhile, it goes without saying that the ACLU continues pursue cases that will ensure that all symbols of the Judeo-Christian ethic are removed from the public square while siding with Muslims who want to build a mosque new Ground Zero. Outrageous and unacceptable! Jerome Corsi also spends a bit of time profiling a group called the Alliance Defense Fund, a group formed back in 1994 specifically to oppose the ACLU's godless and radical agenda. I want to learn more about this organization!
If you are concerned about the influence being wielded by the ACLU then I would urge you to pick up a copy of "Bad Samaritans: The ACLU's Relentless Campaign to Erase Faith from the Public Square". I can assure you that this is a well-written and meticulously documented book. I must tell you that this just might be the most important book I have read thus far in 2013. Very highly recommended!
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“If we do not fight this battle now, the United States of America will most certainly descend into a form of paganism not seen since the darkest days of antiquity.” —Jerome Corsi
Liberty in America has always depended upon one thing: a citizenry who believes in God. Our founding fathers understood that without faith in God, rights and morality could not last. Without religion, true freedom cannot long endure. So for those who seek to take those rights away, transferring the gifts given by God to the individual back to the control of a secularist state, belief in God is the first tie to be severed.
Since the 1920s, a battle has waged across America between radical leftists of the ACLU and those who would keep America true to its inception as “one nation, under God.” Bad Samaritans is best-selling author Jerome Corsi’s explosive look into the history of ACLU and its radical agenda to separate America from its religious roots and remake our nation in its own atheistic image.
Told in a straightforward, no-nonsense style, Corsi lays out the history of this struggle, its communist roots, and the court cases that are serving to slowly erode the foundations of our freedom. Today we see the fruits of the ACLU’s master plan—a culture flooded with pornography, placing little worth on the value of a human life, and one in which protection and special treatment seem to exist for everyone except those of a Judeo-Christian background.