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  •  Yes, because defending Civil Liberties is so (1+ / 0-)
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    un-American.

    "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

    by elwior on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 11:04:29 AM PDT

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    •  I remember what they did to Dukakis in 1988.... nt (0+ / 0-)

      In my avatar, the blue bars show how many want Reps who COMPROMISE; the aqua bars show who wants Reps who STAND FAST no matter what. (Left=Overall; Center=Democrats; Right=Republicans.) And there's the problem!

      by Seneca Doane on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 12:15:27 PM PDT

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      •  You know, I can understand (though I don't (2+ / 0-)
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        necessarily agree with) why there is this sort of visceral negative reaction to the ACLU.
          The ACLU antagonizes every day Americans who really don't get the value of defending the Rightsand the Liberties of even those who are despised and/or hold very unpopular views which they do not refrain from expressing.
          I'm talking about people like the American Nazi Party (marching through Skokie, Ill.),  the Klan burning crosses on surburban lawns, the Westboro Church's (God hates fags) taunting of the families of servicemen killed in action at their funerals, burners of the American flag, and the Cleric (Allawi) who encouraged the Ft. Hood shooter, and real terrorists attempting the mass-murder of folks in Times Square and a Detroit-bound airplane.
           I'm a Civil Libertarian, and I understand what they're about, but I do sometimes wish they'd spend more of their energies on righteous causes, and less on the fringe whack-jobs. But then again, who is it that makes those determinations? So while I don't always agree with these guys, I understand how vital their work is.

        "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

        by elwior on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 01:13:11 PM PDT

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