ACRU recently filed two amicus briefs with the Supreme Court questioning whether lifetime bans on firearm ownership in cases where citizens were convicted of non-violent crimes is constitutional as applied. In separate cases, a woman convicted of tax fraud in 2011 and a man convicted of misdemeanor DUI in 2005 were blocked from firearm purchases after they satisfied their sentences and have been law-abiding since. In both cases, ACRU argues these convictions should not block the right of these Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
American Constitutional Rights Union condemns censorship and warns it is the first step in the march of totalitarianism
American Constitutional Rights Union and American Constitutional Rights Union Action Fund unequivocally condemn any and all actions by government officials, the private sector, and government officials in collusion with the private sector, to limit, suppress or censor free speech of any American citizen or organization.
** Press statement and Media Availability ** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2020 CONTACT: Media Avail. Kerri Toloczko, Kerri.Toloczko@theacru.org 703-473-4367 University of Nebraska Cornhuskers shuck the Constitution with COVID testing demands American Constitution Rights Union says University of Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie Green must rescind mandatory COVID testing and restore students’ freedom and privacy Naples. FL—On January 13, American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) asserts that the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers have shucked the Constitution. ACRU sent a letter to University of Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie Green demanding he rescind unconstitutional and invasive mandatory COVID-19 testing on UN-Lincoln campus and restore students’ rights to freedom of movement and medical privacy. [...]
January 13, 2021 Chancellor Ronnie Green Office of the Chancellor University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1400 R Street Lincoln, NE 68588 Re: Enhanced COVID Safety Measures for Spring 2021 Dear Chancellor Green: I am writing on behalf of American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) in conjunction with Students for Liberty, which has an organized student chapter on your campus and on campuses around the world. ACRU is an organization committed to defending the constitutional rights of every American, including students. As you are aware, as a public institution, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is obligated to act within the confines of the Constitution and protect the rights of every one of [...]
The incoming freshman class on Capitol Hill includes historic firsts for conservative members who promise to stand firm against government overreach while protecting individual and economic liberty. So far, this movement is led by new GOP members from diverse backgrounds that have provided them with an understanding of tyranny and the danger of socialism, including three Cuban-Americans, an Iranian-American, and a Ukrainian American.
Sometimes it's best just to quote a well-written article, like this one by Cato Institute’s Doug Bandow on the upcoming fight for a Constitutional judiciary: “left-wing jurisprudence means making everything up as one goes along. The Constitution and written laws are irrelevant. Judges decide what new rules they want to implement that day. What injustice must be remedied? What practices should be proscribed? What conduct should be mandated?”
Who would have expected Mr. Bean to be the oracle of anti-cancel culture wisdom, but in a recent interview, British actor Rowan Atkinson brilliantly noted the absurd dangers of allowing a one-sided, biased algorithm created by liberal control freaks to decide who wins or loses within society. Mr. Bean may have been canceled, but Mr. Atkinson clearly has not.
The first right in America’s first founding document is “life.” Yet Los Angeles County is instructing paramedics to withhold treatment and hospital transport from COVID patients perceived as in end stages of life. This is morally reprehensible for the patient—and for paramedics who dedicate their lives to saving others, and should not be forced to make decisions of who lives or dies. This puts LA in its own hideous class of COVID crisis tyrants.
COVID created a nation of homeschooling parents. We fully understand that for many families, this has been difficult. It also presents new opportunities for parents to teach kids lessons in civics and actual history, as opposed to teachers unions’ slanted and revised history.
ACRU recently defended an Anne Arundel, MD pastor fined by the health department for not wearing a mask in an empty building. Now a local judge is questioning county officials about their desire to put local restaurants out of business. Restaurants have paid lobbyists and lawyers; churches don't. We hope local courts will take notice of their loss of liberty as well, soon, even without the paid influence.