This morning, I received this email demanding that people stop buying Progressive Insurance because the company’s CEO Peter Lewis is considered a leftist, who supports the ACLU, and is accused of having “communist affiliations.” (their claim)

 Here is the email as it appears:

Here’s why you should Stop buying “PROGRESSIVE” auto insurance NOW !!!

Subject: Dump Flo and Her Boss

Snopes and Truth or Fiction……both verify the donations.

The “Harley Owners Group”, the biggest motorcycle club in America, maybe even the world, hasn’t found any members that have Progressive Insurance since the word got out about Progressive’s communist affiliations.  Their Association with George Soros, alone, should bring chills up your back.  Oh, you don’t know who George Soros is?   He finances the Obama progressive Affiliations.

Progressive  Insurance….Who are they?  You’ve seen and probably smiled at the clever Progressive Insurance TV commercials.  Well, as Paul Harvey would say, “You’re about to learn the rest of the story”.

You know their TV commercials, the ones featuring the ditsy actress all dressed in white.   What you might not know is that the Chairman of Progressive is Peter Lewis, one of the major funders of leftist causes in America.  Between 2001 and 2003, Lewis funneled $15 million to the ACLU, the group most responsible for destroying what’s left of Americas Judeo-Christian

Lewis  also gave $12.5 million to and America  Coming Together, two key propaganda arms of the socialist  left.

His funding for these groups was conditional on matching contributions from George Soros, the America-hating socialist who is the chief financier of the Obama political machine.

Lewis made a fortune as a result of capitalism, but now finances a Progressive movement that threatens to destroy the American free enterprise system that is targeting television shows on Fox News.   Peter Lewis is making a fortune off of conservative Americans (who buy his auto insurance) that he then applies to dismantle the very system that made him wealthy.

He’s banking on no one finding out who he is, so STOP buying Progressive Insurance and pass this information on to all your friends. Chairman Lewis’ gift helps the ACLU promote their anti-Christmas agenda such as:

§  Removing nativity scenes from public property
§  Banning songs such as Silent Night from schools
§  Refusing to  allow students to write about the Christian aspect of
Christmas in school projects
§  Renaming Christmas break Winter break
§  Refusing to allow a city sponsored Christmas parade to be called a
Christmas  parade
§  Not allowing a Christmas tree in a public school
§  Renaming a Christmas tree displayed on public property a Holiday tree In
Addition to their war on Christmas, the ACLU uses gifts like that from
Chairman Lewis to:
§  Sue states to force them to legalize homosexual marriage
§  Force libraries to remove porn filters from their computers
§  Sue the Boy Scouts to force them to accept homosexuals as scout leaders
§  Help legalize child pornography
§  Legalize live sex acts in bars in Oregon
§  Protect the North American Man Boy Love Association whose motto is “sex
By eight or it is too late”
§  Censor student led prayer at graduation
§  Remove “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance
§  Remove “In God We Trust” on our currency

Now let’s really break this down.  The email states that the donations listed were verified by Snopes and Truth or Fiction.  Yes, the donations in question are true and have never been disputed by Peter Lewis.  Yes, he is a liberal and is an extreme leftist in his ideals.  Everyone knows of his ultra-strong support for the legalization of marijuana and his support of the ACLU.

The Move (since disbanded) was a political movement organized to increase voter awareness and to attempt to elect Jim Kerry as President in 2004.  The America Come Together is a political action group whose goal is to elect Democratic Candidates.  Just because you are a liberal…it does not mean that they are socialists.

Maybe conservatives should look up the word because someone who supports social programs is not a believer of communism.  So, stop with the false assumptions.

Although I do not agree with many positions of the ACLU, its primary goal is to support and defend the separation of church and state and the right of Free Speech.  In the same token, it is not anti-religious as claimed in this email and has defended and supported the rights of all Americans to practice their religion. But because the ACLU is often better known for its work preventing the government from promoting and funding selected religious activities, it is sometimes wrongly assumed that the ACLU does not zealously defend the rights of all religious believers to practice their faith. They have brought actions on behalf of self-identified Christians, along with defending the rights of a wide range of minority faiths – revealing; just how mistaken such assumptions are.

The ACLU’s official position statements, as of January 2012, included the following policies:

  • Affirmative action – The ACLU supports affirmative action.
  • Birth control and abortion – The ACLU supports the right to abortion, as      established in the Roe v. Wade decision.  The ACLU believes that everyone should have      affordable access to the full range of contraceptive options. The ACLU’s      Reproductive Freedom Project manages efforts related to reproductive      rights.
  • Criminal law reform – The ACLU seeks an end to excessively harsh      sentences that it feels “stand in the way of a just and equal      society”.  The ACLU’s Criminal      Law Reform Project focuses on this issue.
  • Death penalty – The      ACLU is opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances. The ACLU’s      Capital Punishment Project focuses on this issue.
  • Free speech – The      ACLU supports free speech, including the right to express unpopular ideas,      such as flag desecration.
  • Campaign funding – The      ACLU believes that the current system is badly flawed, and supports a      system based on public funding.  The      ACLU supports full transparency to identify donors.
  • Gun rights – The      ACLU’s position is that the Second Amendment protects a collective right      to own guns, rather than an individual right.  This position is based on the phrases      “a well-regulated Militia” and “the security of a free      State”.
  • HIV/AIDS – The      policy of the ACLU is to “create a world in which discrimination      based on HIV status has ended, people with HIV have control over their      medical information and care, and where the government’s HIV policy      promotes public health and respect and compassion for people living with      HIV and AIDS.”  This effort is      managed by the ACLU’s AIDS Project.
  • Human rights – The      ACLU’s Human Rights project advocates (primarily in an international      context) for children’s rights, immigrants’ rights, gay rights, and other      international obligations.
  • Immigrants’ rights – The ACLU supports civil liberties for immigrants      to the United States.
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights – The ACLU’s LGBT Rights Project supports equal      rights for all gays and lesbians, and works to eliminate discrimination.  The ACLU supports equal employment,      housing, civil marriage and adoption rights for LGBT couples.
  • National security – The      ACLU is opposed to compromising civil liberties in the name of national      security.  In this context, the ACLU      has condemned government use of spying, indefinite detention without      charge or trial, and government-sponsored torture.  This effort is led by the ACLU’s National      Security Project.
  • Prisoners’ rights – The      ACLU’s National Prison Project believes that incarceration should only be      used as a last resort, and that prisons should focus on rehabilitation.  The ACLU works to ensure that prisons      treat prisoners in accordance with the Constitution and domestic law.
  • Privacy and technology – The ACLU’s Project on Speech, Privacy, and      Technology promotes “responsible uses of technology that enhance      privacy protection”, and opposes uses “that undermine our      freedoms and move us closer to a surveillance society”.
  • Racial issues – The      ACLU’s Racial Justice Program combats racial discrimination in all aspects      of society, including the educational system, justice system, and the      application of the death penalty.
  • Religion – The      ACLU supports the right of religious persons to practice their faiths      without government interference.  The      ACLU believes the government should neither prefer religion over      non-religion, nor favor particular faiths over others.  The ACLU is opposed to school-led prayer,      but protects students’ right to pray in school.
  • Voting rights – The      ACLU believes that impediments to voting should be eliminated,      particularly if they disproportionately impact minority or poor citizens.      The ACLU believes that misdemeanor convictions should not lead to a loss      of voting rights.  The ACLU’s Voting      Rights Project leads this effort.
  • Women’s rights – The      ACLU works to eliminate discrimination against women in all realms.  The ACLU encourages government to be      proactive in stopping violence against women.  These efforts are led by the ACLU’s      Womens’ Rights project.

When you read through this list of ACLU position statements, surprise, surprise…they even support some conservative ideals.  So much for having communist ideals, as suggested by the writer of this email, because that would make us all to be socialists by your definition.