That is what the brazen folks at ACORN are claiming in a lawsuit, filed with the help of the infamous anti-Americans at the Center for Constitutional Rights.
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Nadler is a longtime ACORN ally and financial contributor who recently urged ACORN’s New York-based lawyer Arthur Z. Schwartz of Schwartz, Lichten & Bright to initiate this lawsuit. Schwartz apparently took his advice because he’s listed as one of five co-counsel representing ACORN in the new action.
ACORN’s selection of the Greenwich Village-based Center for Constitutional Rights to represent it in the lawsuit is revealing.
Like ACORN, CCR lawyers agree with the Marxist critique of American society and both groups were founded by 1960s radicals. Both groups are funded by radical philanthropist George Soros through his Open Society Institute.
It’s a perfect match. CCR wants to help terrorists overthrow the U.S. government while ACORN hopes to spend the system into oblivion.
Wade Rathke, who worked as a paid agitator for Students for a Democratic Society, created ACORN in 1970. Like his fellow SDS militants, Rathke doesn’t object to political assassinations. Rathke didn’t have a problem with domestic terrorists trying to kill delegates at the Republican Party’s national convention in 2008, according to former radical community organizer Brandon Darby.
CCR emerged from the “New Left” movement and was founded in 1966 by labor lawyer Morton Stavis, radical legal scholar Arthur Kinoy, and attorneys Ben Smith and William Kunstler, all admirers of Fidel Castro.
For more than four decades the ultra-leftist public interest law firm has protected the supposed constitutional rights of those who would destroy the United States. From its founding in the tumultuous 1960s, CCR has used what it calls “innovative impact litigation” to aggressively attack U.S. anti-Communist policy, the war on Islamist terror, and American businesses. The group was also involved in key Supreme Court cases in recent years that gave America’s terrorist enemies access to the civilian legal system.
The Center has a long history of anti-American activism. When the Soviet Union was pointing nuclear missiles at U.S. cities during the Cold War, CCR was trying to sabotage U.S. foreign policy. During the Vietnam War, the Center fought military draft policies in court. CCR claims to have inspired legal activists when it applied for an injunction against President Richard Nixon in 1972 to block the U.S. bombing of enemy targets. The Center opposed Operation Babylift in 1975 in which the U.S. rescued more than 2,000 children from South Vietnam before North Vietnamese Communist forces swamped that country. When I first began studying CCR three years ago its website absurdly referred to the victory of Ho Chi Minh’s Viet Cong as a “victory of the Vietnamese people.”
In the Reagan era, the Center sued the Nicaraguan anti-Communist force known as the contras and to block deployment of U.S. military advisers to El Salvador to help train soldiers to fight against the local Communist insurgency. CCR sued in 1983 to block U.S. nuclear weapons from the United Kingdom. The suit failed but it helped the unilateral disarmament movement, a leftist crusade that sought to disarm the U.S. while leaving the USSR’s nuclear missiles intact.
In 1991 the Center filed suit to halt the deployment of troops to the Persian Gulf to drive Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait. Years later challenged in court President George W. Bush’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
Groups suspected of ties to Islamic terrorists fund CCR. Two organizations in Virginia, Safa Trust Inc. and the International Institute of Islamic Thought, each gave CCR donations of up to $99,999 in 2005.
The Ohio branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), gave CCR up to $2,499 in 2005. At least five of the Wahhabist group’s employees and board members have been arrested, convicted, deported, or otherwise tied to terrorism-related charges and activities, according to analysts Daniel Pipes and Sharon Chadha. In 2005 CAIR gave Michael Ratner, the president of CCR, its Civil Rights Award.
CCR uses the courts to pick the deep pockets of corporations in order to advance its foreign policy agenda, something ACORN does in order to push its domestic policy agenda. In one civil action that might vie for the title of MostTransparently Vexatious Lawsuit In American History, CCR sued heavy machinery maker Caterpillar, Inc., after the death of Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American protester who was run over by an Israeli military Caterpillar D9 bulldozer on a mission in the “no man’s land” near the Egyptian border in 2003.
Corrie put her body in the path of the bulldozer, hoping to obstruct its progress. The Israeli government claimed the tragic event was an accident. But even if the
Israelis were covering up their own wrongdoing, how would that make Caterpillar responsible for Corrie’s death? CCR doesn’t care.
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