Yep, they are cunning. Adopt a position you know will be a popular one on the opposition side, therefore claiming that you are middle of the road. We know better.
Roger Baldwin and Crystal Eastman founded the ACLU in 1920 along with three other organizations dedicated to the most leftist of causes. The histories of these two individuals belie their claims of patriotism and respect for the Constitution.
Baldwin openly sought the utter destruction of American society. Fifteen years after the founding of the ACLU, Baldwin wrote:
"I am for Socialism, disarmament and ultimately, for the abolishing of the State itself ... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal."
The ACLU's shocking legacy
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Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The ACLU doesn't give a damn what you think of them. They don't take positions just to make themselves look middle of the road, or whatever. Think whatever you want of them, just base it on reality, not the lies and distortions and incomplete picture you here about them on the interwebz.
I'll bet you agree with them more often than you realize. If you don't, fine. I don't care and they don't care.