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. It files amicus briefs in critical civil rights cases, and defends the Constitution in print and 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 in their businesses and the public square as well.
The ACRU believes that the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, is the greatest legal document ever written by man. 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 immoral license in the name of “liberties” and “identity” politics, the ACRU defends the civil rights for all set forth at the American 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;
- That it is the purpose of government 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;
- That it is the purpose of the judiciary to interpret the U.S. Constitution as written, not to make a selective interpretation, nor to legislate, nor to repeal clauses approved by a majority of voters or Congress; and
- That 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.