Thursday, November 02, 2006

ACLU Seeks to Abolish American Sovereignty

The American Civil Liberties Union (whose name is becoming increasingly ironic) has turned to the Organization of American States to try to overrule a Supreme Court decision regarding the rights of illegal aliens with which the ACLU disagrees.

From the New York Times:
On behalf of six illegal immigrant workers, including the widow of a Mexican killed on a Brooklyn demolition site, the American Civil Liberties Union and other law and labor groups charged yesterday that the United States has failed to protect basic workplace rights guaranteed under international law.

The charges came in a petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an arm of the Organization of American States, which includes all the 35 nations of the Western Hemisphere.

The petition, filed by the A.F.L.-C.I.O. and the other groups, is an unusual appeal to an international body to push American courts and lawmakers away from a 2002 Supreme Court ruling known as Hoffman v. National Labor Relations Board. The petitioners say the ruling has had a snowball effect, limiting or denying the basic protection of labor laws to millions of illegal immigrant workers in violation of principles like equal protection before the law and freedom of association under the nation’s international treaty obligations.
The ACLU is attempting to subvert the most basic right of all Americans, self governance, in hopes of providing super-national rights to people who have violated US laws to enter the country.

It is now officially okay to question their patriotism.

Via Stop the ACLU.