April 21, 2005

The ACLU . . .

The ACLU . . . just the mention of that organization's name is generally all it takes to raise the blood pressure of most conservative Americans. We realize that there is an enormous disconnect between what the ACLU claims their purpose to be and what they actually do in real life.

The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty. We work daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Our job is to conserve America's original civic values - the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Of course it always seems that the ACLU is far more concerned with preserving "the individual rights and liberties" of criminals, perverts, criminals, illegal immigrants, criminals and criminals.

It's interesting how liberal the ACLU's interpretation of the 1st Amendment is. The actual amendment reads like this:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Instead of referring to the amendment as being one of freedom of religion and speech, the ACLU refers to this amendment as "Freedom of Expression." It's under this broad sweeping interpretation that they defend NAMBLA, flag desecration, pornography, sexual and religious oriented art and strippers. (Yes, the ACLU argues that city ordinances regulating and taxing stripping violates our Constitutional right to free speech.) I don't see any of those things mentioned, do you?

Pretty liberal interpretation of the First Amendment, right? You would think that they would be just as generous with their interpretation of the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms), right? Wrong. The actual amendment reads like this:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

What is the ACLU’s position on gun control?

The national ACLU is neutral on the issue of gun control. We believe the Second Amendment does not confer an unlimited right upon individuals to own guns or other weapons, nor does it prohibit reasonable regulation of gun ownership, such as licensing and registration.

They claim to be "neutral" on the subject of gun control and then they not only do they interpret the amendment as strictly as possible, they also choose to ignore the part that says "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Hardly seems fair, does it? One amendment is interpreted liberally to enable them to support as many of their pet causes as possible. The other amendment is interpreted as strictly as possible, even going so far as to ignore part of it.

The ACLU does not represent me! I'm a law abiding, gun toting Christian American . . . but part of my tax dollars go the ACLU. I don't believe that I should have to pay to support an organization that, for the most part, represents the antithesis of my beliefs.

I've signed this petition to keep MY tax dollars from supporting the ACLU, but I'm always looking for ways to defeat and minimize their impoact. If you have any suggestions,please, let me know.

For more information on this subject check out StopTheACLU.

For more information on the ACLU and the Second Amendment, please see the Stop The ACLU blogroll located at the bottom right of this page.

[Cross posted at Common Sense Runs Wild]

Posted by Jody at April 21, 2005 05:14 PM | TrackBack
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