[OT] Re: HB 139 Meeting Today ?

Josh Hansen josh_lists at xmission.com
Fri Feb 8 16:29:34 MST 2008


Jonathan Ellis wrote:
> 
> This used to be true.  I can remember the ACLU supporting the right of
> people to protest outside abortion clinics, for instance.
> 
> But in the last decade or so they seem to have become a lot more
> partisan.  I can't think of any non-liberal or politically correct
> cases they've supported recently.


>From looking around their site, it seems like their biggest concerns
right now relate to government spying programs.  The legislative update
section (http://aclu.org/legislative/index.html) doesn't list anything
that strikes me as something only liberals would care about.  In fact,
I'd bet most of the people on this list feel the same way as the ACLU
about most of those things.  I actually find it very difficult to
imagine what a real communist would find appealing about their position
on just about anything, listed there or elsewhere.

Nobody agrees with the ACLU or any other organization on everything, all
the time.  I agree with them often, but certainly not always.  But to
say it's a communist organization or that only socialists should support
them or that they are EVIL (seriously, wtf?) makes no sense at all.  I
can't think of a single organization out there more dedicated to
preserving civil liberties and freedom from a government that lately
seems to think the best way to preserve our freedoms is to take them away.




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