Tuesday, January 10, 2006
For only the third time in its history, the ACLU is opposing a nominee for the SCOTUS. I would once again like to express my opposition to the ACLU based on the following reasons:
They advocate for the removal of public Christmas and Chanukah displays, deletion of the phrase “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance, and elimination of Christmas carols at school. The ACLU defends the right of individuals to engage in polygamy and believes that laws prohibiting it should be abolished; they argued that "gay rights" superceded the Boy Scout's First Amendment right to express a message of traditional values. In fact, the ACLU sued the City of San Diego to force it to expel the Boy Scouts from the city's most popular park. The ACLU contends that the Scouts are a religious organization, such that their use of a public park is an unconstitutional establishment of religion. The ACLU protection of pornographers goes beyond the issue of children's' exposure to obscene materials to include the use of children in pornography. [They] believe...that child pornography is protected by the First Amendment, such that neither its distribution, reproduction, sale, nor use can be prohibited. They fight for race-based admission policies at college and univerisites (pgs. 1-7; cite).
"The ACLU's tendency to embrace defendants shunned even by other ultraliberal groups that puts the organization so clearly at odds with mainstream values. Consider the ACLU's representation of the notorious North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) in a lawsuit by the parents of Jeffrey Curley, a 10-year-old Massachusetts boy sexually molested and murdered by two men. One of the men admitted to being influenced by NAMBLA, publishers of the “Man's Guide to Staying Alive in Man-Boy Sexual Relationships” and other materials that provide advice on pursuing boys and escaping punishment" (pg 8; cite).
The ACLU argues that state or local authorities should not enforce the immigration laws or even “interrogate or investigate aliens concerning their compliance with the federal immigration laws....And after filing a human rights complaint against the United States in the United Nations, ACLU executive director Anthony Romero expressed his organization's “solidarity” with foreigners who have accused the U.S. of contributing to human rights
violations abroad (pgs. 9-10; cite)