30 July 2005

ACLU Alerts Round Up

I subscribe to google alerts sent to my yahoo email account for the purpose of knowing what the ACLU is up to in real time. I get on average 10 alerts per day containing anywhere from 1 to 8 links to sites that are either pro or con ACLU. They are all potential source material for anything that I may write here or at Stop The ACLU. Today I got 6 alerts, of which most was duplicated material from yesterday or something that I have already read. But a few were too good to pass up. So I decided to put up some teasers and links here. The first is a take on the ACLU and their strong arm tactics from Robert Rinearson from Fort Wayne courtesy of FortWayne.com.

Stall ACLU drive against faith

The American Civil Liberties Union must feel on top of the world these days. After all, it has been able to persuade judges to rule against students saying prayers at athletic events (Santa Fe Independent School District vs. Doe), as well as preventing prayers from being included in school graduation ceremonies (Lee vs. Weisman). In fact, it appears all the ACLU has to do these days is to snap its fingers, send an intimidating letter, and the entire country bows to its wishes. If you don'’t believe, then check out the recent actions where the ACLU threatened legal action against government agencies, including public schools that sponsored or allowed the Boy Scouts of America to hold meetings within their confines. The Boy Scouts'’ crime, of course, is offering their allegiance to God and country. How dare they offend the atheists while learning how to build campfires, pitching tents and being good citizens.
Next is a thread by the son of one of the greatest men who ever lived. I am of course talking about Ronald Reagan. Michael Reagan wrote in his column a little piece everyone should read. It comes to us through the courtesy of Front Page Magazine.com.
The Anti-American Counter-Liberty Union
If you are wondering where the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is standing in the War on Terror, one need only consult its record. This pillar of the Legal Left wants to humiliate U.S. troops, inflame anti-American Muslims, and oppose Homeland Security. The ACLU even wants U.S. courts to allow the Quran to be used instead of the Bible when administering the oath to Muslims in court. According to the Associated Press, denying the use of other religious texts would violate the Constitution by favoring Christianity over other religions, the ACLU of North Carolina said in a lawsuit. State law currently allows witnesses preparing to testify in court to take their oath either by laying a hand over a "Holy Scripture," by saying "so help me God" without the use of a religious book, or by using no religious symbols.
And a topic that my friend Jay from Stop The ACLU is writing about today that appeared on News 14 Carolina. There is some video on New 14's website that is worth a watch. It is only about a minute and a half long.
ACLU criticizes Knightdale teen curfew
A Wake County town trying to crack down on teen violence receives some criticism. The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina is hosting a community forum to talk about the Knightdale curfew Thursday.
And finally a little tidbit from the Montana News. It deals with the SCOTUS the Ten Commandments, and their ruling.
Washington, D.C. -– The ACLU has decided not to ask the Supreme Court to review the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals'’ decision in Books v. Elkhart County, Indiana, which upheld a Ten Commandments display in the County Administration Building in Elkhart County, Indiana. The "“Foundations of American Law and Government"” display is identical to the display in the Supreme Court decision involving the Kentucky case of McCreary County v. ACLU of Kentucky. Elkhart County is represented by Mathew D. Staver, President and General Counsel of Liberty Counsel, and Erik W. Stanley, Chief Counsel for Liberty Counsel.
And now a late addition courtesy of Michelle Malkin and the Washington Times. Although it isn't ACLU related, it is lefty related. In that the mouthpiece for the Socialists is Err Amerika, I felt that highlighting them here was prudent.

Robin Hood and Air America


Did Al Franken's liberal radio network Air America divert city money for the elderly and inner-city children to itself? That's the question people should be asking this week after the revelation that the New York Department of Investigation is looking into whether hundreds of thousands of dollars were illegally transferred from a Bronx community center to Air America. Only a community paper and a few Internet bloggers seem interested in what could be an egregious case of illegal funneling of tax dollars to a private, partisan organization.
In late June, city officials designated the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club, a nonprofit organization that runs mentoring programs for children and day care for Alzheimer's patients, a "non-responsible city contractor." Investigators found "significant inappropriate transactions and falsified documents that were submitted to various City agencies." The city subsequently suspended the club's contracts, which run well into the millions.
And that's Gribbit's Round up for the early morning hours of Saturday Juy 30, 2005.
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Blogger John said...

Good job! What would i do without you?

7/30/2005 02:16:00 AM  

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