A Slap in the ACLU's Face
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75% resist ACLU effort to remove historic structure
Posted: July 27, 2005
12:44 a.m. Eastern
© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com
Mt. Soledad cross and veterans memorial above San Diego (soledadmemorial.com)
After 15 years of adverse court rulings, the citizens of San Diego voted to save the city's historic Mt. Soledad cross.
The conflict arises from an ACLU lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the 29-foot concrete structure, which has been the center of a war memorial on city land since 1954.
According to an unofficial count, 75 percent of voters decided they want to transfer the city owned site to the federal government where it would be designated as a war memoria
The ballot initiative came about after the city refused to donate the cross and memorial to the federal government. A group called San Diegans for the Mount Soledad National War Memorial took just 23 days to gather 105,000 signatures.
But ACLU attorney James McElroy insists the vote is meaningless.
"It still doesn't mean a damn thing," he said, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. "Voters should have never voted on it. It's a waste of taxpayers' money."
The TrekMedic sez,...
Alligator tears, ACLU!