Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Neas Says Nay

This tidbit from the Washington Times concerning some "dirt" dug up on Supreme Court nominee Alito:
Judge Alito went on to say that "racial and ethnic quotas should not be allowed" and that he strongly favors "limited government, federalism, free enterprise, the supremacy of the elected branches of government, the need for a strong defense and effective law enforcement, and the legitimacy of a government role in protecting traditional values."

Mr. Neas [Ralph Neas of "People for the American Way"] said this proves the nominee's "fervent allegiance to virtually every pet cause of the radical right" and "underscores our concern that he would vote to turn back the clock on decades of judicial precedent protecting privacy, equal opportunity, religious freedom, and so much more."
Read the rest here. Power Line's Paul Mirengoff observes:
So let's see -- according to Neas, the "pet causes" of the "radical right" are race-free, merit-based selection decisions; limited government; federalism; free enterprise; the supremacy of the elected branches of government; strong defense and law enforcement; and protection of traditional values. As an opponent of the right, Neas' pet causes appear to be race-based preferences, unlimited government, unfree enterprise, the supremacy of unelective branches of government, less than strong defense and law enforcement, and indifference (if not hostility) towards traditional values.

Which set of people is "for the American way?"
Mirengoff has got that right, and exposes once again the constant Gramsci-inspired upending of American culture, religion, and ideals by leftists like Neas who are dedicated to undermining the United States and all the good things this country stands for. Also, duly note the galling name of Neas' organization — as Mirengoff does: "People for the American Way." It has been another time-honored tactic of the left to obscure their true motives by wrapping their hypocrisy in the American flag and claiming to be patriots — when in fact, their only allegiance is to a now hypothetical world socialist government, not the America envisioned by our Founding Fathers (who were not Framers, by the way).

A prime example of this tendency is the highly destructive American Civil Liberties Union. Initially a Communist front organization founded in the 1930s, the ACLU has never shed its old ways, espousing civil liberties of all kinds just as long as they don't include freedom of religious expression, freedom of parents to control the behavior of their minor children, freedom of children from socialist indoctrination in public schools, and the freedom of everyone from the disastrous expense of frivolous lawsuits.

The aim of the ACLU is the same today as it was in the 1930s — deploy left-wing judicial activists via carefully crafted lawsuits against vulnerable local governments. The result of such lawsuits — rarely in doubt because they are always brought before hard-left judges — is to limit the effectiveness of elected officials while trashing American traditions and culture, most particularly the Judaeo-Christian ethics that were considered the bedrock of this nation's greatness. Until the ACLU wore everybody down. But they do use those nice, warm, fuzzy words in their moniker, don't they? American. Civil Liberties. What could be more important, right? More, well, American?

If you've got more examples of leftist language manipulation, send 'em in. As we get HazZzmat up and running, we're open to taking on all the help we can get as we attempt to take American culture and traditions back from the leftist thugs who've hijacked them for at least a half a century while covering themselves with Old Glory.

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