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I haven’t read all the information contained in the many links in this post, so this will probably be edited throughout the day.

The above banner and slogan is quite deceptive and an utter joke to
those that are truly aware of the ACLU’s workings. Just in the past week the ACLU
has launched a massive campaign against the NSA’s efforts
to trace terrorist phone calls into the U.S. This campaign with full page ads has
even been denounced by media that usually defend the ACLU as completely lacking in context.
{This statement bothers me especially, because, while I understand that searching lists of incoming and outgoing calls is one way to find terrorists links, the author of this post seems to care very little for the innocents who will most assuredly get caught up in this.
Not everyone calling a Middle Eastern country is calling to talk to a terrorist.
For anyone to just sit back and be completely sanguin about this is very naive. Just because GovCo says it has our best interests at heart doesn’t mean it does, and it doesn’t mean that something like this doesn’t have a very great potential to be abused.
To my mind, this is just another form of the Daddy Government complex I hate so much.
The hardcore wingnuts on the left exhibit this disorder by believing and expecting GovCo to provide for all our needs, and the hardcore wingnuts on the right exhibit it by resting securely in the belief that GovCo would never do anything to hurt the American people because, well, they just can’t!
I’ll keep my healthy distrust of GovCo, thanks.}
In just the last
few days the ACLU has pounced at the chance to bash America, applauding the decision of an EU Court
that struck down an anti-terrorism agreement that allows the European Union and
the U.S. to share information on airline passengers. And in the same day the ACLU
of Florida came out against a new law that restricts
colleges and universities from using state funds for travel to countries classified
as terrorist states by the U.S. government.
The ACLU consistently aligns itself with groups like CAIR, and other organizations
that have known terrorist ties. They have turned down donations from some of their
most generous donors because of anti-terrorism stipulations. They
can always be seen defending our enemies. It is no wonder that they fight to exempt lawyers from anti-terror supporting oaths.

A while back, my friend Kathy wrote about how deceptive this banner is,
and it still applies today.

So now the ACLU is promoting itself as a champion of both safety
for our citizens and of freedom. What a joke! When 9-11 occurred what measures did
the ACLU take to ensure our safety? None, zip, nada.
{The ACLU isn’t responsible for our safety, the government is.
To ask why the ACLU did nothing to ensure our safety after 09/11 is a completely moronic question.}
This organization has done
nothing to ensure our safety, in fact it has chosen to sue our government on behalf
of terrorists target=”_blank”>outside of their legal jurisdiction while
they were located in prisons on foreign soil.
{Gitmo is considered within the U.S. for legal purposes.
This takes this claim’s foundation right out from under it.}

They have since then demanded that the government release and make public top secret security information
regarding not only the activities of our military, but also that of our intelligence
forces. They have also initiated one lawsuit after another against the government to stop
the searching of individuals for security purposes in mass transit situations, to
stop what they call profiling (we will never see a Protestant white middle-aged
woman as a terrorist working with an extremist Islamic organization) by race, sex
and religion, and to stop the government from detaining and questioning or interrogating
individuals who have ties or contact with known terrorist individuals and organizations.
{First of all, every white middle-aged woman isn’t Protestant, and to claim that we should search Arab or other Middle-Eastern-looking individuals to the exclusion of everyone else is idiotic.
A good number of the converts to Islamofacism are from the U.S. prison system.
They’re not going to look like your stereotypical terrorist.
What we need to do is take some cues from the Israelis, who have been dealing with this problem a lot longer than we have, and screen everyone, making sure that our agents are trained to monitor body language, ETC.}
They want to kill the Patriot Act because they see
the rights of an individual who may or may not be an American citizen as more important
than the safety of the nation at large. They want the borders open because they see that as
an infringement of the rights of non-Americans to become Americans however they
can manage it. They want to have military and intelligence sources, activities,
and planning revealed to the public so they can “watch dog” and ensure
freedoms of individuals and/or groups are not being compromised, but in doing so
will enable those very individuals and/or groups under surveillance the ability
to avoid surveillance and possible capture before they do something destructive
to American citizens.

They say they are for a safe and free America. Yet their actions speak very loudly
the opposite of the lip service they give in this banner for a safe America. As
to a free America, how free are American’s who live under constant threat of a lawsuit
by the ACLU for imagined Constitutional transgressions by a small group of jaded
individuals who think their rights are more important than the communities they
live in or the country they obviously find such fault with?

As for the part of the banner that says they want a free America, perhaps a better
slogan would be….”If standards are good, then double standards must be even
better.” When it comes to freedom of speech, the ACLU trip over their own
two feet. While the left hand defends the rights of anti-American protesters, the
right hand acts to suppress the free speech rights of pro-life protesters.
When it comes to religious free speech, the ACLU acts more like a censor than a protector.
The hypocrisy of the ACLU on freedom of speech has even been noticed by its own
board members, but the ACLU has a solution to that….restrict
their speech.

There are very few organizations that are as hypocritical, and dangerous as the
ACLU. I really don’t understand why so many politicians sit aside and do nothing
to curb the reckless power they have accumulated. However, as many people are seeing
in today’s times, when the government doesn’t do what it should, the people rise up and stand up for their own rights.

The ACLU and the judicial activists are destroying our heritage, security, and our
sovereignty. They are doing it with our tax dollars. Join us, and the American Legion to urge Congress
to put a stop to this. Support Congressman Hostettler’s legislation to stop taxpayer
funding of the ACLU.

Sign the Petition To Stop Taxpayer Funding of the

{I think stopping funding of the ACLU is the wrong way to go about this.
Let’s not forget the fact that, despite however few times it happens, the ACLU defends the rights of even those they don’t agree with as well.
If we have no funding by the ACLU, then what are all the fundamentalists going to do when someone really does discriminate against them?
There’ll be no one to turn to then.}

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