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WYNK: The ACLU is Broken
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on The Pro America Report and hope you had a great weekend, everybody. I did myself, I did some family stuff and actually took it really easy on Saturday. I haven’t done that in a while. Did almost nothing. It was great. And a couple of great guests today, a two totally new people to the program. One.
Dr. Jane Orient is the executive director of the AAPS. It’s called, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. AAPS. It’s kind of a conservative version of the American Medical Association. And she’s going to talk with us. We’ll talk about Doctor Zelenko, who passed away, stunningly to me. The guy is only in his late 40s, had cancer, which I didn’t know, wasn’t publicly known. We’ll talk with her about him because he was one of the trailblazers during the Covid fight.
And then we’ll talk with Cheryl Chumley. Cheryl Chumley is over at the Washington Times, the online editor for the Opinion page there, which nowadays your online presence, especially on Opinion, is where the action is. So that’s about, kind of a big job. And we’ll talk with her. She’s got a piece that says Trump’s got to run in 2024 because he’s got to stop the madness, especially of the liberal world order. So we’ll talk with a new guest, Cheryl Chumley, in a few moments.
But first, what you need to know today. And please visit ProAmericaReport.com. Sign up for the daily email, but what you need to know today.
There was a piece that ran on Monday in Politico and there have been increasing numbers of articles all across all different media about the power of big tech to track us. There was, I think, a piece on Google that Google Maps has the ability to track us and all. But the piece in Politico, which was interesting to look at and interesting headline that caught my eye was Homeland Security Records show, Quote, shocking End quote, use of phone data, ACLU says.
So what you need to know is the ACLU has become pretty much useless. Whether they ever were actually interested in civil liberties, they’re not working on it now. They’re just a shill for one side or the other.
When history is written about this time, I believe the one thing that Trump did was he sort of smoked out a lot of the people who were not being serious and playing. They said they were all, we’re just in this for the right reasons. They were in it for politics and power and money. And the ACLU raises a ton of money and they’ve shown themselves to be really shills for whoever pays, whoever has got influence. Remember, they’re the ones that were, Amber Heard pledged to give them a bunch of money. I forget how it was done if she gave a bunch of money, if they would write an op-ed for her. But basically they were on her side because she was a woman and liberal. That’s my read of it. I don’t know the details except to say I don’t think anybody thinks the ACLU is too serious anymore.
They’re not leading. And there’s a whole bunch of sort of civil liberties groups that have popped up that actually do the work. And the best way for me to say that is I just look at a guy like Glenn Greenwald, who I don’t agree with on a bunch of politics. I agree with him on some, but, and he said the ACLU is not doing its job like it was designed to. So here we now have the ACLU and they’re shocked, shocked, I say that Homeland Security is using records of phone data.
Now, were they shocked that the FBI did all the things they did to Trump?
Were they shocked, shocked that the FBI did what they did or anybody did to the January 6th, were they shocked about anything?
No. And here’s the reason. You have to read two thirds of the way through this article to get to the point to realize that the use of the phone data is on illegal immigrants, illegals and the people who are assisting the illegals.
It’s not on you and me. It’s not.
Do your remember when Rand Paul was lied to by he was either lied to by John Brennan or Clapper, I think maybe, I don’t know which one of those two he said, are you guys looking at Americans? And one of them lied to him and then later had to admit that they didn’t. I mean, what are we not seeing, what do we not know, that the government is watching us on probably everything, right? I just assume that.
But the idea that the ACLU is objecting strenuously to the use of phone data in this case says everything you need to know about the ACLU because they’re not seriously objecting to the problem. They’re not seriously objecting to the power of big tech, the power of big media, the power of big government. It doesn’t seem like they’re objecting to any of that. Well, and maybe they are, but only in this narrow case because why?
Because it’s about illegal immigration. And they say how it’s targeting people on illegal immigration.
And this is an example of what I think is now going to be in this time in history. If there’s an honest history that’s ever written, it will be written about groups like the ACLU and Brookings Institution over the same, let me tie this together over the weekend.
Another article, I think it was in the New York Times or somewhere, but it was about how the Center for American Progress, which was a think tank, started during the Obama era, funded during the Obama era to run the left and pay all the people that were in the administration in and out, in and out, in and out. And the Center for American Progress at one point, it was like all the players that you would think of in the liberal universe were in and out, in and out, in and out, all that. It was founded by Podesta. John Podesta. I guess it was founded actually in 2003, but it’s now run by Patrick Gaspard, who was an Obama person, and he was the president of Open Society, the Soros thing. He was also in Hillary’s campaign. Everybody that was the heads of it, all the people that have been the heads of it are the insiders on the left.
Well, someone who is a, Ruy Teixeira, who’s a pretty liberal guy, he left there because he said you can’t deal with the woke stuff. He said the woke stuff is out of control. You can’t even function there. So he’s leaving and going to AEI American Enterprise Institute, which is kind of libertarian leaning and is libertarian leaning because at least you can say and do what you want there.
By the way, Center for American Progress, they raise $51 million in 2017. That’s the last year it’s reported. This is just a racket, right? It’s a big racket. Back to my point.
The ACLU, Center for American Progress. They all become broken over time. Why? Money. You can say the same, by the way, about some of the ones on the right. I would say that Heritage Foundation has escaped that right now because of the new guy that’s there, Kevin Roberts. He seems to be taking the thing more energetic, but it’s been stalled. I think you can look at, like, Cato Institute. They’ve had some problems. What happens is, at a certain point, they need for money, and the dominance off of one or two donors starts to play havoc with the commitment of staying true. But the ACLU is one of the less reputable now, was always liberal, right? But it was reputable. It was sort of sincere. I remember the book, there’s a book out that before Sidney Powell was so attacked by everyone, she wrote a book with a professor on criminal justice. And I forget, because Sidney Powell, of course, is a great defense lawyer, and she wrote a book with a liberal professor about the system, the justice system and how problematic it was and worries she had about it. And so my point is that there have been people that are writing on, that have been sincere about the issues that will cross paths, excuse me, cross parties, because Sidney, Harvey Silvergate, Harvey Silvergate, it’s called Conviction Machine: standing up to federal prosecutorial abuse. He’s a liberal. And that was what ACLU used to do. And now the ACLU has fallen so far that their big objection to surveying data and sweeping our phones and abusing our privacy is as to immigration, illegal immigration. This is just so transparently clear. It’s so transparent, say it better, that the ACLU is broken, because here’s the thing.
I know this will get some of my civil liberties friends up in arms. I’m happy to have anybody using any data to stop illegal immigration because I think it’s a threat to the country, a major threat. All right. That’s what you need to know.