Don't count on the ACLU!
quote:Ah, the ACLU. A very powerful special interest group that you can almost always predict what they will do--they will "vote" or pursue the causes and direction of their funding, just like all other special interest political groups. Sometimes they will fool you because an occasional chapter or individual within the organization suddenly will develop a conscience and actually remember what the ACLU claims to stand for and represent and will attempt to live up to those values and standards. Not only live up to them but remember they apply to all the people in this country and not just to those of a specific political or other type of association.
said by Shuten Doji:
This is why organizations such as EFF (The Electronic
Frontier Foundation) and the ACLU exist. These groups
are fighting to protect 1st Amendment and other
Constitutional rights that major corporations, government,
and groups like Scientology are increasingly infringing
on. Unfortunately, the ACLU has the stigma of a being a group of quacks to many local, state and federal government leaders... Of course, that might just be the local stigma since everything down south is ultra conservative and somewhat backwards...
In that regard the ACLU is much like many formal religious groups in that the actions and words of the church's or religions' members are completely contrary to the creed or formal statement of faith of the particular religion or church they claim to adhere to or follow.
The ACLU is overall a joke. If you never had heard of the ACLU and upon learning what they supposedly represent and read their charter or whatever the correct term that describes what they claim their goals and values are you would say this must be one of the greatest organizations in the history of the world. They are awesome! But when you then would look at what they do and what their leaders actually say and do and compare it to what they claim they stand for you would conclude it was all one big practical sick joke.
Do they ever do good? Yes, of course, but only on a limited and specific basis, even though at times those occasions can be spectacular and profound. But generally they are a ultra-left wing political special interest group who uses the guise of civil liberties to accomplish their purely political agenda. They are so incredibly riddled with phonieness, hypocrisy, and favoritism it is sickening. Everyone of their founders must turn over in their graves each day.