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To Mintx17: The SPLC is a highly regarded institution. It was founded in 1971 and in 2012, one of the co-founders, Morris Dees, was recognized for a legal career dedicated to seeking justice and equality for all when the American Bar Association presented him with the ABA Medal — the organization’s highest award.

The American Bar Association is the organization of lawyers from all of the United States. The Mission of the ABA is:

“To serve equally our members, our profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession

The ABA achieves its mission through tireless work toward four goals.

Goal I: Serve Our Members.


Provide benefits, programs and services which promote members’ professional growth and quality of life.

Goal II: Improve Our Profession.


Promote the highest quality legal education.

Promote competence, ethical conduct and professionalism.

Promote pro bono and public service by the legal profession.

Goal III: Eliminate Bias and Enhance Diversity.


Promote full and equal participation in the association, our profession, and the justice system by all persons.

Eliminate bias in the legal profession and the justice system.

Goal IV: Advance the Rule of Law.


Increase public understanding of and respect for the rule of law, the legal process, and the role of the legal profession at home and throughout the world.

Hold governments accountable under law.

Work for just laws, including human rights, and a fair legal process.

Assure meaningful access to justice for all persons.

Preserve the independence of the legal profession and the judiciary.”

When honored with this high award in 2012, Dees received a standing ovation from the ABA’s House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body of more than 500 members.

This is not some hastily improvised “shady” leftist organization. This is an internationally recognized institution that has worked diligently for almost half a century to help those whose civil rights are abused by hate groups and others.

This is what the RULE OF LAW is all about. As opposed to: RULE BY AUTHORITARIAN DICTATOR. This is what AMERICA is about!