posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 01:03 AM
Originally posted by secretagent woooman
The ACLU does some stupid things but if it was not for them, a lot more of your liberties would be gone with the wind. For every murderer or illegal
alien they defend, there are thousands of legitimate cases they win that uphold constitutional law and prevent dangerous precedents that could affect
I agree and I do think the ACLU is usually in the right. However I wish they wouldn't attack religious expression so often. I'm not a Christian, but
it detracts from the ACLU's image when they try to limit everyone's freedom to comply with a few complainers. They should be campaigning for
individual liberty, not censorship.
I understand some people are offended by religion. I also understand that people have varying views of separation of church and state. The true reason
we have that separation is not
to prevent people from practicing their religious views in public. It is there to prevent matters of religion
from interfering with matters of state such as education. A teacher who teaches Christianity in an inappropriate class, for example, is a legitimate
abuse of separation of church and state. A student or administrator issuing a small prayer or giving thanks to their particular god is not. And that
would of course go for all
religions and beliefs.