The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) is dedicated to protecting the civil rights of all Americans by publicly advancing a constitutional understanding of our essential rights and freedoms. The ACRU monitors and counters organizations that threaten our constitutional rights and promotes election integrity, compliance with federal election laws, government transparency and constitutional government.
The ACRU litigates to enforce clean voter registration rolls, files amicus briefs in critical civil rights cases and defends the Constitution in print/broadcast media and on the Internet. The ACRU is committed to ensuring that those who believe in traditional moral values remain free to hold, express, teach and practice those beliefs—not just in their homes but also in their businesses and in the public square.
The ACRU believes that the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, is the greatest legal document ever written by man. The ACRU believes that election integrity is imperative to sustain our democratic system and stands against harmful, anti-constitutional ideologies that have taken hold in our nation’s courts, law schools and bureaucracies. While others promote entitlements and immoral license in the name of “liberties” and “identity” politics, the ACRU defends the civil rights for all set forth at America’s founding.
As inheritors of this constitutional republic, we affirm that:
- All people are created equal, endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness;
- Government’s purpose is to secure our God-given rights, not to restrict them, nor to invent new rights—particularly new rights that infringe on the God-given rights of others;
- The judiciary’s purpose is to interpret the U.S. Constitution as written, not to make selective interpretations, nor to legislate, nor to repeal clauses approved by a majority of voters or Congress; and
- Fair and honest elections, the free exercise of religion, the right of private organizations to associate freely, the right to free speech, the right to keep and bear arms and the right to own and exercise dominion over property are essential civil rights to be protected, not undermined, by the judiciary and federal executive branch agencies and departments.