The mission of the American Civil Rights Union is to protect the civil rights of all Americans, by publicly advancing a Constitutional understanding of civil rights; monitoring judicial nominees, judges, and legal organizations, while resisting those that threaten civil rights; and filing amicus briefs in critical civil rights court cases. Believing that the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, is the greatest legal document ever written, the ACRU stands against harmful anti-Constitutional ideologies that have taken hold in our nation's courts, law schools, and bureaucracies. While others promote entitlements and license in the name of "liberties," the ACRU defends the civil rights set forth at the American Founding. As inheritors of the Founding, we affirm:
- That all human beings are created equal, endowed by their Creator with the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
- That it is the purpose of government to secure our God-given rights, not to restrict them, nor to invent new rights.
- That it is the purpose of the judiciary to interpret the U.S. Constitution, not to make a selective interpretation, nor to legislate, nor to repeal clauses deemed inappropriate.
- That the free exercise of religion, the right of private organizations to associate freely, the right to free speech, and the right to keep and bear arms are essential civil rights to be protected, not undermined, by the judiciary.