ACORN maintains its high standards … (UPDATED: Senate votes to deny funding to ACORN)
September 14, 2009, 10:07 am
Filed under: Politics

A third major city’s ACORN office is implicated in assisting a would-be pimp and slaver. Nice going, people. This time, it’s ACORN’s New York office.

I wouldn’t bet against there being more videos from other cities to come …

UPDATE: Hah. The Senate has voted to deny funding to ACORN:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A poverty-rights group that has drawn the ire of conservatives suffered another setback in Washington on Monday when the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to deny it access to federal housing funds. […]

Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau told the group it did not want its help boosting participation in next year’s census.

The Senate measure, which passed 83 to 7 in the Democratic-led chamber, was included in a must-pass spending bill that funds housing and transportation programs for the fiscal year that starts October 1.

More here.

Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE) introduced an amendment to the HUD and Transportation appropriation bill to strip ACORN of all federal funding. A week ago, Johanns wouldn’t have gotten the amendment to the floor. Today, however, after three straight days of BigGovernment.com’s video exposés of ACORN offices in Washington DC, New York City, and Baltimore offering assistance to pimping, tax evasion, and trafficking in underage Salvadorean girls, Johanns not only got his vote — but he got an impressive bipartisan showing. The Senate passed the Johanns amendment 83-7.

At the beginning of the vote, it appeared that Democrats might resist. Initially, a half-dozen Democrats cast votes in opposition to the amendment. A few more cast votes against it as the rest of the Senate voted, but the tide appeared to shift. More and more Democrats signed onto the amendment, and votes started changing. One male voice could be heard in the chamber saying, “I want to change my vote!” Among those who changed their votes: Tom Udall (D-NM), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Herb Kohl (D-WI).

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Sooner rather than later Americans are going to have to do some to ACORN. They need to be removed from any position of influence or interaction with Americans.

Hopefully it can be done within the Rule of Law, but if that is impossible, Americans must do whatever is necessary to neutralize these vermin.

Comment by jonolan

If what Acorn is doing is illegal and damaging to our freedoms (and it sure seems to be), then we can take care of them within the rule of law – that’s what the law is for. I think we’ll be able to succeed on those terms unless the lawbreakers get violent first, and then I have enough confidence in our police and military that they will do the right thing consistent with their oaths to uphold the Constitution.

Comment by svirhedrigs

You’re more hopeful than I am. I’ve seen the law fail too many times, especially when dealing with groups like ACORN.

Still, the law should be used first and direct action only used as last resort. We just have to accept and be ready to fully exercise that last resort.

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