An Anti-ACLU Rant for 1/19/06
This week's anti-ACLU post comes by way of BobG over at Sweet Spirits of Ammonia:
by Cait Jacob
Editor's Note: Because The Post did not print on Martin Luther King day, Cait Jacob's column will appear in today's paper.
Racism, bigotry, discrimination and prejudice are wrong.
In theory, the American Civil Liberties Union was established to uphold a citizen's constitutional rights and come to his or her aid if liberties are infringed upon. However, in its quest for achieving its own partisan agenda, the organization has exaggerated the Founding Father's words and misinterpreted them.
Isn't it ironic that the ACLU will rally around a woman's right to equal pay as quickly as a pervert's right to look at children being sexually exploited? And isn't it an inherent contradiction that the ACLU says making child porn should be a crime, but looking at the finished product is somehow acceptable?
Aside from gay marriage and child porn, the national ACLU policy, set by the board of directors, is one of neutrality on the issue of gun control. The ACLU believes "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."
The Second Amendment states "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." The board of directors is quick to interpret this amendment as they want, just as they interpret the words "equal protection of the laws" as an obvious defense of gay marriage.
Apparently the ACLU does not apply their radical defense of the Constitution to all the amendments, only those the board of directors likes best.
- Cait Jacob is a freshman journalism major. Send her an e-mail at email@example.com./p>