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A thinker able to process vast amounts of data and see the relevance (from Iran’s threats to Israel and the West, to John Kerry’s claptrap story leading up to the 2004 election), Corsi is the rare writer who turns out bestseller after bestseller (the New York Times’ variety, not a publicist’s variety).
His “Bad Samaritans: The ACLU’s Relentless Campaign to Erase Faith from The Public Square” is no less terrific than his previous books.
At stake is the basic constitutional right to practice faith as one sees fit. Not surprisingly, the American Civil Liberties Union (co-founded by a clergyman!) seems obsessed with trampling on the rights of Christians. The level of absurdity is highlighted by the organization’s displeasure with a portrait of Jesus Christ at a middle school in Ohio, school prayer in Mississippi and a North Carolina county invoking prayer at meetings.
No one is better than Corsi at blowing the lid off these legal shenanigans, and in “Bad Samaritans” he clearly puts forth the issues so regular Americans can see the issues and act on them.
Not surprisingly, the ACLU was born in the 1920s, in the era of the infamous Scopes Trial, when secularism teamed with atheism to try and bully Bible-believing Christians.
As Corsi puts it: “For decades, the Bad Samaritan of the ACLU has beaten and robbed the First Amendment’s statement of religious freedom to the point that Judeo-Christian believers have been left lying by the side of the road, as if abandoned to die. Our Founding Fathers aptly reminded us, only a moral people can preserve the liberty required to build a bright future for America in which individual initiative and free enterprise can thrive once again. In a Judeo-Christian nation, Good Samaritans are not only welcome; they are possible. In the world desired by the ACLU, Good Samaritans will not only be rare, they are likely to be persecuted, if not prosecuted.”
Corsi brilliantly understands and articulates the problem, and his expert analysis and superb writing skills make “Bad Samaritans” a must-read in 2013.
Notice his view that only moral people can preserve liberty. He rightly notes that a turning point is coming in America, and if moral people don’t act now, our unique liberties will be lost.
Corsi understands that two distinct worldviews operate within the communities of our national leadership. One follows the path set by the Founding Fathers. The other is a brutal, stealth-style paradigm that seeks to stamp out religious liberty. Many are too nice to say that this is currently directed from the very top of our political echelons.
Quite interestingly, Corsi admits to ultimate optimism in this great struggle: “In the final analysis, I am confident the instinct God placed at the center of human consciousness to be aware of the divine will win out; the Judeo-Christian faith will not be erased from our nation and the face of the earth.”
Sunny words, but for Corsi’s prophecy to come true, average Americans will have to do something. Reading this book is a huge first step to answering the ACLU’s absurd and dangerous agenda. (I find it quite interesting – and spot-on – that in his dedication, Corsi cites William Murray, William Donohue, Joseph Farah and Phyllis Schlafly for their tireless efforts to expose the ACLU’s “War on God.” Amen.)
One of the best features of “Bad Samaritans” – because I like to know why things are the way they are – is Corsi’s exposure of this war on God and its roots in communism. Much of this involves propaganda and double-speak, as when Corsi notes that in its drive to destroy our freedom of religion, the ACLU purports to be our greatest defender of religious freedom.
Corsi shows that the cofounder of the ACLU, Roger Nash Baldwin, had communist ties, even as the ACLU’s website claims he did not.
Notice how Corsi deftly explains Baldwin’s true agenda: “Baldwin, like many early communist sympathizers in the 1920s and 1930s, learned by the 1950s that it was preferable to be seen as progressive, more in the tradition of Theodore Roosevelt, interested in social justice, not outright revolution.”
Leftists recognized long ago that America could not be taken down by a frontal assault and revolution, so Corsi is correct: Stealth and patience have brought them this far.
“This far” includes the following shocking stories:
- The openly professed communist, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, could bring down school prayer.
- When Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf organized in 2009 to secure land near Ground Zero –for a mosque – who helped him? The ACLU.
- The ACLU has created a website dedicated to an “LGBT Project,” for the purpose of creating “a society in which lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people enjoy the constitutional rights of equality, privacy and personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.”
Corsi’s exposure of the anti-God agenda of the ACLU is nothing sort of remarkable.