Thursday, February 16, 2006

But Maybe I’m Not Wrong About The ACLU

In my last post, I offered the suggestion (somewhat facetiously) that perhaps I was wrong about wanting the ACLU to go out of business – abandoned by their supporters who finally realized what an anti-American program this organization has adopted over the last few years. Gone are those ACLU leaders who watch out for infringements of the civil rights of all Americans. In their place are people with a hard-left, take-this-country-down-a-peg, America-hating agenda. Below I present some excerpts of recent articles about what your ACLU is doing for you now:

Bridgeville Town Council Considering Sex Offender Ban

BRIDGEVILLE- There is controversy over efforts to protect children from sexual predators in Bridgeville.

Town officials are considering a ban on allowing registered sex offenders from living within a half mile from schools, daycares or parks. People that spoke with WBOC say they support such a move.

"Children are innocent and they don't know how to protect themselves and these type of people take advantage of them," said Ronald Celozzi, who supports the proposed law.

But the American Civil Liberties Union in Delaware said the bill would not be fair.

"We have a legal system here in this country that punishes people suitably and tries to return them to their communities and they have to have a community to return," said Drewry Fennell of the Delaware ACLU.

Sex offenders already in banned areas of Bridgeville would not have to move. The Bridgeville Town Council votes on the ban next month.


by Ann Babe
Monday, February 6, 2006

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Jan. 24, challenging the constitutionality of a state statute that prohibits inmate sex changes.
The lawsuit came in response to the complaints of four Wisconsin prisoners currently undergoing hormonal sex changes, who were temporarily forced to discontinue hormonal therapy after the passage of Assembly Bill 184.

The bill, signed into law early last month, mandates that state funds cannot be used to fund the hormone therapy or sex-reassignment surgery of prisoners or forensic patients.


Fear of ACLU lawsuits forces Scouts to scrap troop charters
Scouts, who pledge allegiance to 'God,' cut ties with local governmental entities

PUBLISHED: February 9, 2006
By Chad Halcom
Macomb Daily Staff Writer

Troops of Boy Scouts in Macomb County and around the country are scuttling their organizational charter agreements with local governments, fearing legal action from the American Civil Liberties Union for requiring allegiance to God.


ACLU takes on Boy Scouts in 9th Circuit
Lesbians want to nix city-owned camp because group 'religious'
Posted: February 11, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2006
An ACLU lawsuit on behalf of an agnostic, lesbian couple seeking to nullify the Boy Scouts' long-standing lease with a San Diego park will be heard in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, widely regarded as the nation's most liberal.

The city of San Diego is appealing a U.S. District Court judge's ruling in 2003, which determined the agreement violates the First Amendment's ban on state-sponsored religion.


ACLU urges no retrial of Al-Arian
It marks the first time in three years the group has taken a stand in the controversial case.
Published January 24, 2006

TAMPA - The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida urged the government Monday not to retry Sami Al-Arian, who was acquitted in December on eight counts of terrorism-related charges in a federal trial in Tampa. The jury hung on nine counts, with 10 jurors favoring total acquittal on all but an immigration charge.

In a letter to federal authorities, the director of the Florida ACLU wrote: "In light of the jury's acquittal ... on the most serious charges and in light of reportedly spending millions of dollars in a trial that led to no convictions, a decision to retry (Dr. Al-Arian) would appear to be pointless and vindictive."

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