An Anti-ACLU Rant for 7/28/05
Are We Losing the War on Terror?
If we are, we can start the finger-pointing with the ACLU.
Once again, it can be said that the ACLU never let a good job of securing our freedom get in the way of their Socialist agenda!
Where do you start? Well,..when you post inflammatory cartoons like this, you're off to a good start!
Then,..you can seek to usurp the tools of the standing administration to maintain our security.
Challenge to the "National Security Letter" Authority
In April 2004, the American Civil Liberties Union and an anonymous Internet Service Provider (ISP) filed a lawsuit challenging the FBI's authority to issue "National Security Letters" (NSLs) ordering certain kinds of businesses to turn over sensitive customer records. Before the Patriot Act, the FBI could use NSLs to obtain records concerning suspected terrorists and spies. The Patriot Act amended the law to allow the use of NSLs to obtain information about anyone at all.
In September 2004, Judge Victor Marrero of the Southern District of New York issued a landmark decision striking down the NSL statute and the associated gag provision. In striking down the gag provision, Judge Marrero wrote: "Democracy abhors undue secrecy. . . . [A]n unlimited government warrant to conceal, effectively a form of secrecy per se, has no place in our open society."
And, even in the face of renewed terror closer to home, the ACLU seeks to thwart ANY efforts to prevent similar attacks here in the US: (link1) (link2)(link3)
Hat Tip to Merri's Musings for this one (link)
And,..(azdailysun by way of freerepublic.com)
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's generally not a good idea to pick a New Yorker at random, go through his things and slow his rush to the subway. Nobody needs another irritation on a hot, crowded, smelly commute.
But city straphangers submitted calmly Friday as police inspected their bags and briefcases after the latest attacks on London's Underground. Some were skeptical, some were critical, but most said they were glad for the extra security.
The New York Civil Liberties Union opposed the searches, saying they violated the Fourth Amendment. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he hoped the NYCLU would recognize that the city had struck the right balance between security and protecting constitutional rights. He said the bag-checking program is part of a policy to "constantly change tactics" and "may, or may not, be there tomorrow."The mayor declined to say how much the program cost.
Finally,.. from over at Fox News, click here for more on this debate.
So,..we, as American citizens, must ask ourselves: Are we winning the war on terror, or are we going to let this bunch lose it for us???