Via The Boston Globe:
“To include language in legislation that targets a single organization is unconstitutional and wrong,” ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis said in a statement. Congressman Nadler said it best: “The punishment here did not follow some criminal or administrative process with basic due process protections. It flowed out of a Fox News network report, which led the call for a public lynching. There was no statement of charges and no reference to a judicial or administrative finding of wrongdoing by ACORN.’ ”
While I’m sure that Bertha feels that all of ACORNs hard work over the last 2 years to elect Obama means that ACORN deserves to be paid back – Bertha, ACORN does not have a Constitutional “right” to our money.
Fox is not to blame for YOUR employees lack of common sense, morality and training – the responsibility of YOUR employees actions lay squarely on your shoulders. These actions were on YOUR watch Bertha, you cannot blame this on your predecessors any more than Obama can blame Bush.
Lewis added that ACORN is being singled out unfairly — after a controversy started when employees it later fired appeared to advise conservative activists posing as a prostitute and her pimp on how to skirt the law — when other groups and corporations are accused of doing much worse.
Bertha, trying to convince people that this is somehow the first controversy for ACORN is just ridiculous. This is not the first time Congress has had to or should have acted on controversy caused by your organization. Have you forgotten about the Congressional Reportin 1997 that caused the end to your Americorp funding? Which by the way – didn’t work. Americorp no longer funds ACORN ‘directly’, they fund the United Way who then funds ACORN.
If you somehow think that somehow you can justify continuing to receive MY money by saying that other groups are doing much worse – PLEASE! As usual, you make statements without any specifics as your argument. If you’re aware of any organization with a worse record than ACORN, let’s hear it – who are they? We would really like to shut down their funding as well…………..