Saturday, November 04, 2006

That sounds OK, but...

What follows sounds OK. But the recent, and not-so-recent history of the ACLU leaves much to be desired.

One example: At the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, when demonstrators were trying to distrupt the wholly legal deliberations of the world's oldest continous political party, the ACLU came out on the side of the demonstrators, not the world's oldest continous political party.

The child is the father of the man.

History matters.


The ACLUis 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.

Posted by Anonymous to Wattenblog at 9/26/2006 04:59:50 AM


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