Friday, September 11, 2009
I'd hazard to say that I'm a relatively well-informed person. But all I've been hearing lately is the problems associated with this liberal entity, ACORN. That phrase stands for the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now. Initially, I didn't really know a thing about the group. ACORN bills itself as the nation's largest advocate for lower and middle income families. I have to admit, that sounds pretty noble. On the other hand, the things I have found this far have been shocking. Apparently, obama started out by working for this group in Chicago, as a community activist. When I typed the name into google news today, I found a bizarre news story about ACORN giving advice to a foreign prostitute ring. That was just the first item on a long list of strange charges. Apparently Glenn Beck broke the story, and even CNN is reporting on the liberal organization's disregard for the rule of law. A whole connected web of blogs exist for the sole purpose of exposing ACORN's alleged criminal enterprises. Vote-rigging, tax-evasion, and intimidations are some of the accusations routinely thrown at these 'liberal grassroots activists', who seems (to me) to be little more than a direct-mail front company to illegally use taxpayer money to promote a liberal agenda outside the realm of government. And yes, they receive a significant amount of taxpayer money every year. I'll try to get up to speed on the topic, and if anyone knows anything feel free to post.