What's up with the ACLU?

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    They seem to be slipping. There have been a few news items in which they appear to be defending free speech and individual rights! For conservatives, no less!
     
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    I'm not surprised. If you stand on the far right of the political spectrum, you will see most evens as if they are liberal. If you view things from the left side, you will see things happen to the right of you. There were times when the ACLU comes to the defense of people who happen to be “Christians”. They probably don’t come to the defense of Christians as often as conservatives would like. According to people who have an anti-Christian bias, the ACLU probably defends Christians too often when the merits of the case do not warrant a defense.
     
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    I don't know of one time the ACLU has stood up for the Christian religion. I have seen where they stand up for religion however.

    http://www.news-record.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070116/NEWSREC0101/70116011/-1/NEWSRECRSSARKIVE

    Here is a case where they are trying to get the state of NC to allow the use of the Quaran in the court rooms. 99% of the time they are trying to get Christianity out of the courtrooms and the Government. The ACLU isn't anti-religion. They are anti-Christian. Isn't that unconstitutional? Isn't that one reason America became America in the first place?:eusa_wall:
     
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    http://usmessageboard.com/showpost.php?p=514818&postcount=1

    http://www.aclu.org/freespeech/protest/27266prs20061027.html

    ACLU of Louisiana Files Lawsuit to Protect Free Speech Rights of Christian Protestor
     
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    I see. So sometimes they do stand up for the rights of Christians. Good for them. You seem to be a member of the ACLU seeing that all your links came from their web page. What do you think about the Government using tax money for social programs? You know, like welfare, and unemployment.
     
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    I am not a member of the ACLU. I see that the links for the cases that I mentioned direct the reader to the ACLU web site. I’m surprised that these cases were not also posted on other informative web sites.

    Politically, I’m a moderate. I think that the government should use tax money to a small degree for social programs. The question for me comes to: How much wealth re-distribution should there be? I’m opposed to pure and total socialism. I’m opposed to pure and total Laissez-faire capitalism.

    Government should not be conditioning healthy intelligent capable citizens to be forever dependent on government for their livelihood – food, housing, money, etc. Yet, government resources, including money, should occasionally be available for “difficult cases” that temporarily fall onto “hard times”. The difficulty is in determining who honestly falls within that category.
     

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