Because freedom can't protect itself
So, do you think the Obama administration appealed all the way to the Supreme Court to take advantage of the court's current conservative, authoritarian makeup? That is, get blanket state-secret privileges legalized before a future court could rule differently?
"American Civil Liberties Union?" What Americans' civil liberties are you protecting in Guantanamo?
Answer: none. Simply an opportunity to do some political bashing. Your lackey Obama won't do any better than Bush--probably worse, as he releases dangerous criminals (the people you love to defend) back into society, or pays unfriendly nations massive sums to "keep" them for us.
If you would actually be true to your name and defend the liberties of Americans, perhaps you could do some good work. As it is, you are clearly an enemy of the American people and a friend to our enemies.
Obama stop acting like Tricky Dick Nixon.
Wednesday Aug. 12, 2009 14:13 EDT
Attorney General Holder: Look at the torture photos
(Editor's note: Glenn Greenwald is on vacation this week. Daphne Eviatar of The Washington Independent is guest-blogging today.)
Doc you sound alot like some Soviet prosecuter raving about enemies of the people at a Stalinist show trial.
The A.C.L.U.is standing up for the rights of all including the right wing crackpots who want a police state.After all they don't even censor people who are obviously attempting to pack this blog in order shout down anyone with Progresive point of view.Personaly I doubt very much that a right wing blog would tolerate such behaviour from folks the left.
I think that the White Rose people put it very well in Nazi Germany'A police state is a country run by criminals.'
When are you going to start protecting citizens rights? I read about all the frivilous lawsuits the ACLU are filing against prayer, the Ten Commandments and any other thing that offends Atheists. So, since most non christian people offend me, will you file a lawsuit for me? I doubt it. Why don't you help the people who truely need help. You are a worthless organization.
Debbie, the ACLU has a long history of protecting citizen's Constitutional rights, even Christians' rights to practice their religion when the State tries to impose unreasonable limits. Read the stories under Religion & Belief.
You have the right to be offended by non-Christians, though that seems to be a non-Christian viewpoint. What you, as represented by the State, don't have the right to do is force your Christian beliefs on the atheist, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, etc. citizens of this country.
Well said Debbie. Take what is logical and fair, turn it 180 degrees - and thats what and who the ACLU will stand for.
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