By Alan Sears and Craig Osten
This book chronicles the history and activities of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a leftist legal activist group that purports to defend civil liberties. Sears and Osten are the leaders of the rival conservative legal group Allaince Defence Fund (ADF), which has battled the ACLU in court many times in recent years. At times, the book reads like a commercial for the ADF.
They lay out the history of the of the ACLU, which was founded as a communist organization. Founder Roger Baldwin proclaimed
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.Even after the communists were purged following the Hitler/Stalin pact, the ACLU continued its war against Christians and religious liberty. ACLU vs. America cites case after case to document its agenda. In particular, it debunks the false notion that the ACLU fights for civil liberties. For example, they oppose the rights of the Boy Scouts to determine its own membership.
The book has chapters on marriage, mom and dad, children, human life, religion, Christmas, and American sovereignty.