Be Nice to Your ACORN Representative

By Rick Saunders
America’s Right

For those of you currently keeping score at home, we now have a District Court judge issuing a preliminary injunction against the congressional bar upon future funding of ACORN. You remember ACORN, do you not? That benign, benevolent “community organizing” arm of the Obama administration, dabbling in all things from voter fraud, to advising “clients” on how to evade federal taxes you have to pay, to “volunteering” to assist in the 2010 census?

Judge Nina Gershon, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York (a Bill Clinton appointee, go figure) last Friday granted ACORN lawyers’ request for a preliminary injunction upon recent legislative efforts by Congress to defund and prevent ACORN from receiving future taxpayer funding because of its–politeness is growing more and more difficult–”questionable operations” and practices. Gershon, ruling in favor of ACORN, purchased the argument that the congressional action amounted–purportedly–to an unconstitutional “bill of attainder” under Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution: “No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.” In pre-Obama America, such a decision would have been laughable. No more.

The net effect of this preliminary ruling, if it metastasizes into a final decision, could well be to facilitate the recognition of a constitutional right to perpetuate fraud. After all, to criminalize that which had previously been conducted with impunity, both under and apart from contracts, constitutes retroactive punishment, a sanction which is forbidden under Gershon’s “logic.”

Next thing you know, Gershon and her ilk will find, somewhere in the Constitution, an undiscovered right theretofore lurking in the “penumbras” and “emanations” of the document, permitting robbery, perjury, and maybe even murder. Why? Well, because since the original source in this nation’s Judeo-Christian history of the proscriptions on robbery, perjury and even murder lies in the Ten Commandments, any law based on those nasty religious precepts cannot stand, not only because they constitute ex post facto laws, but because the ACLU says they violate the “separation” of church and state (a concept which, by the way, is found nowhere in the words of the Constitution).

Don’t laugh. This is the species of ruling and reasoning which has become de rigueur in the liberal mind as the occupant of the White House, Nobel Peace Prize in one hand and cigarette in the other, plunges the nation farther and farther down the road to the collectivist utopia that Marx and Lenin so successfully imposed in their country last century. And don’t forget his parallel efforts to Zimbabwicize the nation through the printing–from thin air, ink and lots of and currency-stock paper–of trillions of additional dollars so that we can “spend our way out of the recession.”

Santayana noted that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. His aphorism has evolved over time to become: “Those who fail to learn from the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat them.” We are now witnessing, in this nation, the truth of Santayana’s observation writ large. The Great Depression is now generally recognized as having been prolonged–by perhaps as many as twenty years–rather than shortened by the “spend-our-way-out” mentality of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his enablers. In the end, that which pulled the nation out of the Depression was not Roosevelt’s New Deal charade economics but was, instead, World War II. And the way Obama is pursuing his global agenda of appeasement at any price–including national dignity–maybe this is his ultimate plan.

Perhaps one of the most important elections in the republic’s history will come next November, when the voters (assuming that liberal jurists or administration crisis-peddlers don’t find a way to suspend free and open elections by then) will decide whether or not the “change” that has been splattered over their country is something they want to keep and deepen by re-electing Democrats to retain control of the House and Senate. Ah yes, two more years of Nancy “Partnership not Partisanship” Pelosi and Harry “what’s it gonna take, Landrieu?” Reid.-to-get-you-on-board-this-afternoon?”) Reid. Let us “hope” that, by then, enough voters will have awakened to the lunacy that has overtaken their government and will take the necessary steps to correct that affliction.

In the meantime, be nice to that ACORN operative when you open your door for the census and he or she poses their questions to you and your family. Otherwise, you might regret it. Oh, you thought the Census Bureau had severed its ties with ACORN? Fools! What do you think that “bill of attainder” suit was all about?

Rick Saunders is a freelance writer who splits his time between endeavors in southern California and the American southwest. He began writing for America’s Right in December 2008.



  1. Gail B says:

    Is there ANYONE in ANY branch of government with a sense of right and wrong?

  2. OL BLUE says:

    Wait till they see what us patriots can perpetuate.

  3. Anonymous says:


    -George Washington

  4. boston Blackie says:

    Gail, You really don't need an answer to your question, they have answered you many times over. All I have to say is

  5. Boston Blackie says:

    Actually Rick-
    The most important elections of this republic start on 1/19/10 in mASSachusetts to replace Ted Kennedy. We must do all in our power to elect Scott Brown (R) and send shockwaves throughout this country. If it can be done in mASSachusetts, there is no stopping us. Of course there is a third party straw candidate by the name of Joe Kennedy that I hope will backfire on the demoRATS. Maybe with some luck there will be plenty of voters who will think he is "the " Joe Kennedy and pull votes away from Milk carton Martha Coakley.

  6. Anonymous says:

    How do we keep from going all 'nutcracker' on these Acorns when they show up to our door?

  7. Dee says:

    I've decided that I'm not answering another census poll since I was sent a long form in the beginning of 2008 and have yet to meet anyone else who received one. I feel that I have already done my duty. I also found out that the only thing you really have to tell them is how many people live in your house. You do not have to answer all those other questions.

  8. William A. Rose says:

    Because there is not real 3rd party or viable alternative to the Republican Party, the Republicans would most probably take control of the House and Senate. I do not believe for an instant that would do this once great nation any good. The Republicans have proven themselves as adept at spending and mismanagement and pandering to the special-interest groups as the Democrats are. Just as the Democrats hold an insanely jealous perspective on the power they presently wield, so the Republicans desire that same power. The nation's interests, lo, We The People's interests, are not even a blip on their political aspiration/power/control radar.

    I just don't know what to think anymore. I absolutely do not liek the idea of voting in the lesser of the evils. We need people of real values and morals to become the legislators. Trouble is, anyone with even a modicum of good sense wouldn't want the job because of what the political world has become. We need a 100% house cleaning. Anything less would be inadequate (one bad apple spoils the whole barrel).

    I'm done rambling.

  9. Randy Wills says:

    Great article, Rick.

    My plea (hopefully coming to AR as an article soon) is that we can come together as Conservatives, the finer points of our differeces notwithstanding, and put a stop to this outrageous behavior.


  10. Anonymous says:

    Dee you are right on the money, I've read that the census takers will try to ask all kinds of questions ranging from how much money you make, have banked, etc. I will tell them how many live in my house as well, and if I see an ACORN logo anywhere on them I'll also tell them where they can go!


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  12. Anonymous says:

    from the very beginning when obama pretended he was interested in making sure there were no wrongdoings by acorn I knew that it was merely to keep everyone quiet until he thought it cooled down. COMMON SENSE KNOWS THAT OBAMA'S INVOLVEMENT WITH ACORN AND HIS RECENT CONFIRMED ASSOCIATION VIA the help he sought from them during his campaign is evidence enough that as long as he's is in office he will protect ACORN. its his golden egg and the same group he will first turn to when he ATTEMPTS to be re-elected. (its a-CON)

    three months into attempting re-election he will quickly abandon the idea. the scourn will be far too much for him to bear. he's not very good at taking any situation that does not favor him. you say booh and he cries. to date he's given more reasons to scourn him that one can shake a broom at.

  13. Anonymous says:

    obama is so vain. … as his numbers take their deepest dive he gives himself a B+??? now like him or not ya gotta smile at a thing like that. this guy needs help in more ways than one.

  14. GENIUS REVIVED says:

    Reagan Revolution coming to a town near you in 2010. Watch for tools; Constitution coach kits that can create experts out of any willing student; the ability for every person who is willing to stand up, to take Reagan's message to their friends, family, and community. It is a matter of knowledge, and Reagan's leadership will be well defined… A promise.


    WASHINGTON – The end game at hand, Senate Democrats appeared ready to jettison a proposed Medicare expansion from historic health care legislation Monday in hopes of assuring Christmas-week passage of the bill to extend coverage to tens of millions.

    verification word: putrid
    This administration

  16. Anonymous says:

    Oprah and Obama may as well go ahead and make babies, they are so in love.

  17. SPEAKING OF NUTS says:

    COPENHAGEN – A showdown between the world's two largest polluters loomed over the U.N. climate talks Tuesday as China accused the United States and other rich nations of backsliding on their commitments to fight global warming.

    Trying to ease the tension, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said rich and poor countries must "stop pointing fingers" and should increase their pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions to salvage the faltering talks on a climate pact.

  18. I Beam says:

    Congress can always step up and assert it right over the judicary.

    Should I hold my breath?

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