Friday, December 30, 2005

ACL Who?

I don't know how it happened, or who is responsible for putting me on such a politically perverted mailing list, but I have recently received an invitation to join the American Civil Liberties Union. Naturally, I reject such an invitation outright. Far from being the even-handed organization seeking to redress legal greivances that it was originally intended to be, the modern ACLU is little more than a sounding board for the American Left. And the letter that accompanied a request for a donation to join this crew dripped with partisan rhetoric.

A couple of examples: "The Bush administration is claiming a post-election mandate to wage a no-holds-barred campaign to challenge our most fundamental freedoms. In unprecedented ways, they are invading our privacy, undermining our Constitution and squelching dissent."

"The Bush administration and its allies have been quick to challenge the patriotism of anyone who dares to question their unprecedented, unnecessary and unjustified incursions into our freedoms."

"With the election behind them, administration officials also can be expected to push aggressively a social agenda fueled by the President's personal religious beliefs."

This could easily be a campaign letter for any Democrat candidate for public office. And if you read it in full (Don't worry, I won't torture you with the gory details), you'll see that the ACLU pretty much justifies their existence as the antithesis of the Bush administration and everything it is doing to protect the country from radical Islamic fundamentalists.

Why they're poisoning my mailbox, I have no idea.

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