Monday, September 25, 2006

No surprise...

Click here: Destroying a Law to Save It - New York Times

In 1968, when anti-war demonstrators rampaged in the streets of Chichicago, threw fesces at policemen, and tried to disrupt the proceedings of the oldest political party in the world, The American Civil Liberties Union backed the rioters, not the thin blue line.

Once a most honorable organization, the ACLU has gone over the edge. Way over.

Ben

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The law the ACLU is trying to overturn is a Connecticut campaign finance law that third-party candidates say violates their free speech rights. How exactly is this an example of the ACLU going "over the edge"?

"The lawsuit argues that the clean-elections law, passed last December and amended in May, discriminates against minor-party candidates and violates the free-speech rights of certain categories of political donors, including lobbyists and their families. The ACLU asked the court to prevent publicly financed elections from being implemented unless the state legislature amends the current law."

Hardly an attempt to outlaw the Pledge of Allegiance.

September 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The law the ACLU is trying to overturn is a Connecticut campaign finance law that third-party candidates say violates their free speech rights. How exactly is this an example of the ACLU going "over the edge"?

"The lawsuit argues that the clean-elections law, passed last December and amended in May, discriminates against minor-party candidates and violates the free-speech rights of certain categories of political donors, including lobbyists and their families. The ACLU asked the court to prevent publicly financed elections from being implemented unless the state legislature amends the current law."

Hardly an attempt to outlaw the Pledge of Allegiance.

September 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The law the ACLU is trying to overturn is a Connecticut campaign finance law that third-party candidates say violates their free speech rights. How exactly is this an example of the ACLU going "over the edge"?

"The lawsuit argues that the clean-elections law, passed last December and amended in May, discriminates against minor-party candidates and violates the free-speech rights of certain categories of political donors, including lobbyists and their families. The ACLU asked the court to prevent publicly financed elections from being implemented unless the state legislature amends the current law."

Hardly an attempt to outlaw the Pledge of Allegiance.

September 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The law the ACLU is trying to overturn is a Connecticut campaign finance law that third-party candidates say violates their free speech rights. How exactly is this an example of the ACLU going "over the edge"?

"The lawsuit argues that the clean-elections law, passed last December and amended in May, discriminates against minor-party candidates and violates the free-speech rights of certain categories of political donors, including lobbyists and their families. The ACLU asked the court to prevent publicly financed elections from being implemented unless the state legislature amends the current law."

Hardly an attempt to outlaw the Pledge of Allegiance.

September 26, 2006  

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