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ACORN is an acronym for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

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  • Architects of Ruin by Peter Schweizer: "First came the community activists – idealists such as the young Barack Obama and national organizations such as ACORN – who, beginning in the 1960s, waged war against traditional lending practices in the name of fighting racism and poverty. Inspired by the legendary community organizer Saul Alinsky, their tactics were extremely confrontational, and their goals were frankly socialist: to take money from the rich (in this case banks and other lenders) and give it to the poor on very favorable terms, a process they called "the democratization of capital" but that had more in common with a Mafia protection racket."
    • Note that ACORN was founded in 1970, so he is lumping ACORN in with other organizations



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  • ConservapediaConservapedia is an unreliable source. "a left-wing activist group supposedly geared to helping the poor achieve jobs and control over their communities." ... "ACORN tried to help elect Obama in 2008, but nearly a third of the 1.3 million voters it registered were rejected as fraudulent."
    • It should be noted that it was ACORN workers who flagged the questionable ballots but were nonetheless required by law to turn them in; this accusation is, like much neoconservative activity, nothing more than insane posturing that unfortunately sways a lot of people.
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