To the Editor:
The following is a a quote from Roger Baldwin, founder of the ACLU.
“I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class and sole control of those who produced the wealth: communism is the goal”.
Since it’s birth the ACLU has been manipulated by communists and communist sympathizers and it takes little more than elementary level research to obtain this information. With no effort one can believe the televised version of the ACLU’s magnanimity and speak of this with uniformed authority which of course is “asinine”.
In keeping with my good manners upbringing (leave no question unanswered) I will graciously answer Mr. Cannon’s last question in the affirmative.
Bill Reed III
Moncks Corner, SC
(Editor’s note: We rarely enter in the fray as letter writers “duke it out,” but we feel constrained to do so in this case. The above-mentioned quote belongs to the early period of Roger Baldwin’s career, when he was indeed very left-leaning and radical. Like many in the American Left, he was misled by the falsified “achievements” of the early Soviet Union. During the late 1930s and 1940s, however, he forced all supporters of totalitarian regimes