Saturday, December 12, 2009
ACORN singled out? Federal funding protected
From the judge ruling on ACORN's lawsuit to protect their federal funding:
Judge Nina Gershon:
"[The plaintiffs] have been singled out by Congress for punishment that directly and immediately affects their ability to continue to obtain federal funding, in the absence of any judicial, or even administrative, process of adjudicating guilt"
"The public will not suffer harm by allowing the plaintiffs to continue work on contracts duly awarded by federal agencies, which was stopped solely by reason of [the ban]"
The public will NOT suffer harm?
ACORN workers were captured in several different locations assisting individuals with tax fraud, tax evasions, sheltering prostitute, obtaining a mortgage for a brothel and trafficking of illegal aliens.
Do you feel as though the public could be harmed by any of those things?
This was my earlier
blog but you can easily find the ACORN videos which captured these illegal acts.
During the McCarthy era, Congress enacted legislation prohibiting the use of funds to pay the salaries of three federal employees who Congress deemed subversive. The Supreme Court ruled this legislation unconstitutional as a Bill of Attainder.
Subversive...illegal...ACORN is getting paid.
"Today's ruling is a victory for the constitutional rights for all Americans and for the citizens who work through ACORN to improve their communities and promote responsible lending and homeownership," ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis said in a statement.
Yes it is Constitutional to protect you from Congress deeming you "subversive" or otherwise. We need to pressure Congress to investigate and prosecute ACORN and NEVER, EVER give them an dime of Federal funds again.
I'll add here that I've heard two separate news reports and both misrepresented the case and purpose of the Congressional injunction. This is not a right-wing attack on ACORN for being leftist, ideological or an activist -- there are illegal activities and crimes being committed by ACORN staff with our tax dollars.