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Friday, September 29, 2006

Is The ACLU Starting A Crackup?

First, a personal note: the rewards of writing this blog are few and far between, but occasionally there comes a day like yesterday that seems to make it all worthwhile; the ACLU is cracking, sensible bills dealing with military tribunals and rough questioning of foreign terrorists were passed, and the prospects for shutting down illegal immigration this year just got much brighter, as the Senate overcame a Democrat filibuster against a fence. It also seems that the “Path to 9/11” has gone a long way in waking up America to the terrorist threat, and the letter by the head of al Qaeda in Iraq is helping America understand the linkage between Islamic terrorism and the war in Iraq – and that we are winning.

Is The ACLU Starting A Crackup?

Years ago I changed from being a supporter of the ACLU to opposing it on every front. It was their anti-Christian, anti-Boy Scout message and their support for NAMBLA (the North American Man Boy Love Association) after the horrendous Curley murder in Massachusetts that turned me into an opponent of the ACLU. With NAMBLA, the ACLU actually supported efforts by NAMBLA to show their member-perverts how to elude police identification and apprehension. I have repeatedly, on my weblog, called for the contributors to this evil organization to pull the plug on their donations. I have also called for legislation that would ban the payment of legal fees to attorneys who sue under the ‘separation’ clause of our Constitution. Perhaps many of you are unaware that YOU pay the ACLU’s fees when they sue a town or city for an action that they deem has violated the separation of church and state. This has proven to be an extremely profitable business for the ACLU.

Just as this is being written, the House of Representatives has just passed H.R. 2679, the “Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005”. The bill would bar the recovery of attorneys’ fees to citizens who file lawsuits asserting their civil rights in cases brought under the First Amendment. We need the Senate to follow through and also pass this act to end this abuse by the ACLU, who is fighting this bill.

Apparently also, the recent activities of the ACLU have gone too far even for many of their own members. Perhaps we are seeing the first crack in this organization because a group of ACLU members has gone public with their fight to change the direction of this organization:

September 26, 2006
New York Times
Supporters of A.C.L.U. Call for the Ouster of Its Leaders (Excerpt)
By STEPHANIE STROM

"More than 30 longtime supporters of the American Civil Liberties Union are calling for the ouster of the organization’s leadership, saying it has failed to adhere to the principles it demands of others and thus jeopardized the organization’s effectiveness.

The new group is made up of donors, former board and staff members, and the lawyer who won what was perhaps the A.C.L.U.’s most famous legal battle, its defense of the right of Nazis to march through a predominantly Jewish suburb of Chicago.

“We come together now, reluctantly but resolutely, not to injure the A.C.L.U. but to restore its integrity and its consistency of principle,’’ the group said in a mission statement to be posted on its Web site, www.savetheaclu.org, which is to go live today.

The statement does not name individual officials that the group wants to see removed, but in the past, criticism has been focused on Anthony D. Romero, the executive director, and Nadine Strossen, the board president, as well as members of the executive committee.

The Web site, which was first reported in The New York Sun in June, initially will feature letters from members and donors who have joined the effort, lists of articles about the A.C.L.U. and ways for readers to join the effort….. New York Times

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1 Comments:

At 6:32 AM, Anonymous Joe Alves Jr. said...

I think that this is the best news that I've heard in a long time. There's no place in this country for Secular Progressives. They hate America to begin with, and their only aim in life is to see it brought down. The good people of this country are sick and tired of listening to them whine and complain about the rights of murdering terrorist in POW camps, and child Rapists and Pedophiles. It's time for all Americans to stand up against these groups and start working together to solve the problems in this country, and fight the war on terrorism. If not for the sake of ourselves, but for our children, and our children's children.

 

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