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Thursday, August 04, 2005

The ACLU just slipped

Best of the Web today pointed to an article about the ACLU suing a school district because it expelled a kid who posted threatening song lyrics on the Internet. What was most interesting about this case was that the ACLU said the school district violated the kid's parents rights to control his upbringing. Wow! That will come back to bite the ACLU. While I think parents absolutely have a right to control the upbringing of their children, the ACLU will run into several cases where they are fighting against this very thing.

The ACLU is also suing New York over its subway bags searches, which are intended to prevent terrorism. That's all we need in this very difficult battle against terrorism, the ACLU added additional costs and creating restrictions that impede the fight. They foolishly don't realize that instead of protecting freedom, they are weakening it. We have a right to be protected and to elect government leaders who make decisions to ensure that protection. The ACLU is taking away that right by meddling in more and more issues. I feel less free everytime I hear of a story of ACLU meddling. We would be much better off as a country if the organization did not exist.

Imagine if you're a suicide bomber planning an attack in New York and you hear this news. You think "great!" this will be much easier now. Who's side are they on?


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