It seems a lot of my dismay is towards this group so before I go into detailed posts with examples let me just say that I will probably be writing a lot about them. This blog is not meant to be an anti-ACLU blog but if it appears to be I'm not sorry. This blog is for everyone to comment on about anything happening in America right now, it just so happens a lot of what is wrong with America is not CAUSED by the ACLU but is represented by them.
I feel that most of the time the group is just out to make head lines. You can not claim to defend the constition and the freedom of our people if you keep taking away their RIGHTS to pray in public, protect themselves from those who wish to hurt us, and condem America by limiting the orginizations founded to protect it.
As much as I want to I won't go as far to say the ACLU are just as bad as the terrorists, but it seems to me that disallowing useful tools and methods to stopping terrorism is up there with the "man thats just wrong" list.
Everyone has rights including those who wish us harm. However, when your rights start to infringe on the rights of another...well your rights stop. The ACLU has made it where we cannot even search people if they do not wish to be searched at airports and subways. If you walk into an airport or subway right now carrying a bag and a security guard stops you and asks you to open the bag you may refuse and all he can do is ask you to go to the next airport or subway where you may try to slip by the guards there. This is not only because of the ACLU and they do not deserve all of the blame, but they represent the bulk of the reason why this kind of thing happens.
I feel that as an American citizen the right to protect myself, allow my government to protect me, and allow people that I pay with my tax money to do their jobs is a right I have to have. So thus the reason of the seemingly anti-ACLU.