posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 08:05 PM
TrueLies aren't you a Libertarian?
Do a google search on joint ACLU Libertarian
Once most Libertarians ween themselves from the pure spun pablum of the far right's definition of what the ACLU is and does, and makes the effort to
see what they really do...
Int'l Civil Liberties
Lesbian & Gay Rights
Privacy & Technology
Rights of the Poor
...they tend to get on board.
No one agrees with every stand the ACLU takes to defend the undefendable. But you only hear about the worst of the worst from those that REALLY only
want to silence the real thrust of their efforts in things like protecting a woman's right to choose and DECRIMINALIZATION OF DRUGS.
As for defending whack jobs, they do that to when the underlying policy is what's at stake. I've never been more proud of my involvement in the ACLU
than when they defended RUSH LIMBAUGH's right to medical information privacy.
If they didn't defend the nuts as well as the popular, they wouldn't stand for anything American IMO. It would just be another political lobbying
entity pushing an agenda. Which you may well think they do. But I assure you the Jewish lawyers that defend Klansmen aren't thrilled about it. But
it's the American way. The opposition is well funded too. So don't you worry 'bout them. They win most of the time anyway.
But it's a free country and you can hate them all you want. I and the ACLU would defend your right to do so.