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  • Veterans Fight to Keep Mojave Desert Memorial Cross

    06/02/2009 1:18:27 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 3 replies · 1,234+ views
    YouTube ^ | June 2, 2009 | NoRedTape
    This simple but powerfully symbolic Cross is in the Mojave Desert. It's been there for 75 years. That is, until some guy from Oregon decided that he didn't like it there since it's on Federal land. That person called the ACLU. The ACLU has managed to legally cover the Cross. The Veterans want it back - out in the open. Watch the Video here. Fortunately, there's a great Legal Team on the side of the Vets. We can only hope for the best. 
  • Five things that are creepy about (Obama's new) website

    11/07/2008 3:22:04 PM PST · by flattorney · 21 replies · 2,520+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | November 7, 2008 | A. Matey
    1. There is a website. Called I could stop right there. That’s creepy because a transition team’s website called, oh, for example “” is not sufficiently impressive. Here’s what’s really creepy about it, though. Don’t think of the word “change” there as a noun, or a verb, but as a command. Think of it as a command with the suffix .gov behind it. That gives me the willies right there. 2. It’s called (part 2). Oh, and it’s a little juvenile to name an official United States government website after your campaign slogan (which was also Bill Clinton’s...
  • Americans United Files Lawsuit Challenging Sectarian Prayers At New York Town's Board Meetings

    02/28/2008 11:58:19 AM PST · by rochester_veteran · 11 replies · 101+ views
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State website ^ | Thursday, February 28, 2008 | Americans United for Separation of Church and State
    Church-State Watchdog Group Says Board's Preference For Christianity Flouts First Amendment Of The Constitution Americans United for Separation of Church and State today filed a lawsuit in federal district court against a town council in New York that opens its public sessions with Christian prayer. Americans United sued the Greece, N.Y., Town Board and its supervisor, John Auberger, on behalf of two local residents who object to government-sponsored religious activities that favor one faith over others. The lawsuit alleges that almost all of the board’s opening prayers are explicitly Christian, and that since 2004, only a single non-Christian has been...
  • Journalist Moving from Paper to ACLU: A 'Continuation of Her Work'

    01/16/2008 7:13:20 AM PST · by CedarDave · 11 replies · 85+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | January 13, 2008 | Tom Blumer
    News item: Burke named executive director of ACLU in TexasTerri Burke, former editor of the Abilene Reporter-News, has been named executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas. Burke, 56, will begin work at the ACLU of Texas on Tuesday. Her duties will include lobbying, fundraising, administering the organization and communicating with the public. Burke said her new job seems like a continuation of her work in the newspaper business. "I wanted to be a journalist because I thought journalism was a way to further the democratic process," Burke said. "At its heart, journalism is about the First...
  • ACLU Sues NM Sheriffs for Targeting Immigrants

    10/20/2007 1:05:46 PM PDT · by Baladas · 23 replies · 65+ views
    CNS News ^ | October 19, 2007 | Randy Hall
    The ACLU and three other organizations have filed lawsuits against the sheriff's department in Otero County, N.M., for violating the civil rights of Latinos during immigration sweeps in September. They claim the officers raided homes without search warrants and interrogated families without evidence of criminal activity. "Otero County sheriffs broke a basic bond of trust with the community" in the town of Chaparral, ACLU Executive Director Peter Simonson told Cybercast News Service on Thursday. "We need to restore policing to its proper mission so citizens and immigrants alike can trust that someone is watching out for their safety." "The enforcement...
  • ACLU condemned for 'attacking' veterans memorials during time of war

    05/25/2007 12:21:28 PM PDT · by GFritsch · 19 replies · 989+ views ^ | May 25, 2007 | Jim Brown
    A constitutional attorney says instead of thanking American veterans for their service, the American Civil Liberties Union is "dishonoring" them by attacking their memorials across the United States. The American Legion has announced that it is teaming up with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) and Liberty Legal Institute in a campaign to fight ACLU efforts to remove religious symbols from war memorials. The ACLU has already filed suit to remove crosses at veterans' memorials, like the Mt. Soledad cross in San Diego and the Sunrise Rock cross in the Mojave Desert, which is now covered by a box. At a...
  • House Judiciary Committee Passes Public Expression of Religion Act (HR 2679)

    09/11/2006 11:23:53 AM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies · 1,402+ views
    September 11, 2006 House Judiciary Committee Passes Public Expression of Religion ActWashington D.C. - On Friday the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee passed the Public Expression of Religion Act (PERA), also known as HR 2679. This bill will go to the full House for a vote. The bill's intent is to eliminate the chilling effect on the constitutionally protected expression of religion by state and local officials that results from the threat that a plaintiff may seek damages and attorney's fees. If the bill passes, advocacy groups like the ACLU would no longer be able to use...
  • Statement of Boy Scouts of America: Court Rules Boy Scout Jamboree to Go Forward

    04/04/2007 12:27:16 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 28 replies · 1,424+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | April 4, 2007 | anon
    Statement of Boy Scouts of America: Court Rules Boy Scout Jamboree to Go Forward IRVING, Texas, April 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boy Scouts of America is pleased that the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed the ACLU's lawsuit against the Department of Defense for supporting the National Scout Jamboree. For more than 25 years, Boy Scouts have held the National Scout Jamboree every four years at Fort A.P. Hill near Fredericksburg, Virginia. Scouts from all over the country camp together for ten days and participate in activities emphasizing physical fitness, appreciation of the outdoors, and...
  • 2006 Weblog Awards

    12/08/2006 7:03:04 AM PST · by Jay777 · 92 replies · 1,649+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 8-Dec-06 | John Stephenson
    Vote For Free Republic As Best Online Community!Free Republic is behind Daily KOS by only a few votes! Vote For Stop The ACLU As Best of The Top 250 Blogs!Help me out, I'm running a close second place to a lefty feminst blog!
  • Conservative Students to Display “ACLU Nativity Scene”

    11/30/2006 9:08:17 AM PST · by Jay777 · 85 replies · 5,001+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 30-Nov-06 | John Stephenson
    This is absolutely hillarious! The Young Conservatives of Texas - University of Texas Chapter announced today that they will be displaying an “ACLU Nativity Scene” on the West Mall of the University of Texas campus on Monday and Tuesday, December 4th and 5th. The group’s intent is to raise awareness on the extremity of the ACLU, and bring to light its secular-progressive efforts to remove Christmas from the public sphere. The display, the first of its kind in the nation, will feature characters that are quite a bit different than the standard crèche. “We’ve got Gary and Joseph instead of...
  • ACLU Goes After Gideons

    11/29/2006 10:21:24 AM PST · by Jay777 · 36 replies · 1,625+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 29-Nov-06 | John Stephenson
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  • Scalia On Judicial Independence

    10/24/2006 7:40:38 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 11 replies · 452+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 24-Oct-06 | John Stephenson
    Washington Post Scalia, during a panel Saturday on the judiciary sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation, dismissed the idea of judicial independence as an absolute virtue. He noted that dozens of states, since the mid-1800s, have chosen to let citizens elect their judges. "You talk about independence as though it is unquestionably and unqualifiably a good thing," Scalia said. "It may not be. It depends on what your courts are doing." He added, "The more your courts become policymakers, the less sense it makes to have them entirely independent." Absolutely! The more the courts step outside of their bounds...
  • House Passes Public Expression Of Religion Act (Bill To Stop ACLU Tax Funding): 244 to 173

    09/26/2006 4:18:43 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 70 replies · 1,535+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 26-Sep-06 | John Stephenson
    Well, we are half way there! Now the legislation needs to pass the Senate. This will be more difficult to do, so we continue to need all of the support we can get. The roll call is in from the House and its not good news for the ACLU! The bill, H.R. 2679, would deny legal fees and out-of-pocket expenses to be taken from taxpayers and given put into the pockets of groups like the ACLU when they successfully sue against references to God and religion in public settings, has passed by a vote of 244-173! This is good news,...
  • ACLU: Theocrats?

    09/04/2006 2:06:50 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 28 replies · 588+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 3 Sep 06 | John Stephenson
    I have heard the over exaggerated claims from liberals that they fear the Religious Right turning America into a Christian theocracy. They are devout disciples of the concept of “separation of church and state”. They are thankful for the ACLU keeping America from sliding down a slippery slope into the dreaded state of a Christian theocracy. Of course these fears are not based in reality. While most Christians want to share their faith with others and hope to convert people, the modern practice of Christianity does not seek to force their religion on anyone. Inviting someone to church, or expressing...
  • Public Expression of Religion Act moves forward

    08/02/2006 8:55:49 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 14 replies · 501+ views
    Public Expression of Religion Act moves forward Rees Lloyd, Banning-based attorney and Commander of American Legion District 21 (Riverside County), has been selected to testify on behalf of The American Legion before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution in support of passage of Senate Bill 3696, Veterans Memorials, Boy Scouts, Public Seals and Other Public Expressions of Religion Act of 2006 (“PERA). S 3696 (PERA), sponsored by Sen. Brownback (R-Kan), a companion bill to H.R. 2979 (PERA), sponsored by Rep. Hostetter (R-Ind.), would amend all relevant federal laws to eliminate the authority of judges to award taxpayer-paid attorney...
  • 'Disrobed': How Conservatives Can Take Back the Courts

    07/03/2006 12:43:31 PM PDT · by DBeers · 37 replies · 1,494+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Jun 22, 2006 | Lisa De Pasquale
    'Disrobed': How Conservatives Can Take Back the Courts In Mark W. Smith's new book, Disrobed: The New Battle Plan to Break the Left's Stranglehold on the Courts, he advocates a radical new plan for conservatives to take back the courts. After working with Mark on the research for Disrobed, I spoke with him about the reaction the book has received from conservatives and whether they will embrace lawsuits as lawmaking and conservative judicial activism. You begin Disrobed with your reaction to the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. How did conservatives’ reaction to the nomination shape the premise...
  • Anthony Romero, A Creature Of The Ford Foundation?

    06/27/2006 7:35:23 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 7 replies · 272+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 27-Jun-06 | John Stephenson
    Is the ACLU's current executive director, Anthony Romero, a creature of the Ford Foundation? Is he a puppet more concerned with fundraising than civil liberties? These are the kind of accusations that some former and current ACLU executives and members are saying. The NY Sun has an article today that focuses on Anthony Romero (read the whole thing). Here is what Micheal Myers, former vice president of the ACLU, had to say: "He's not a civil libertarian," one of Mr. Romero's most persistent critics, Michael Meyers of the New York Civil Rights Coalition, said. "He doesn't have civil liberties in...
  • Rebellion Within The ACLU

    06/26/2006 10:22:51 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 52 replies · 1,563+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 26-Jun-06 | John Stephenson
    Can we save the ACLU? What am I saying? Don't I want to stop the ACLU? I've said it before, America needs an organization that fights for our civil liberties and protects the bill of rights. Is the ACLU worth saving? Not in its current form. It should be obvious to any intellectually honest person that the ACLU has a left wing agenda that bypasses any claimed mission statement of unbiased protection of civil liberties. They protect the civil liberties of abortion supporters, but have a completely different set of standards when it comes to anti-abortion protesters. They are falling...
  • Florida: ACLU Sues School District Over Ban On Cuban Book (Pro-Communist book for 5-7 YO kids)

    06/21/2006 1:02:52 PM PDT · by Stoat · 17 replies · 639+ views
    Local 6 (Florida) ^ | June 21, 2006
    ACLU Sues School District Over Ban On Cuban Book   POSTED: 1:08 pm EDT June 21, 2006  MIAMI -- The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday asked a federal judge to stop the Miami-Dade County school district from removing a series of children's books from its libraries, including one on Cuba, arguing the removal violates students' rights to free press. The Miami-Dade County Student Government Association joined the ACLU in the suit filed in U.S. District Court in downtown Miami. They argue the books are appropriate for their target group, children ages 5 to 7, and that the board...
  • ACLU vs Boy Scout Case Heads To Court Of Appeals

    04/05/2006 1:40:13 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 22 replies · 6,593+ views
    Pipeline News ^ | 5-Mar-06 | John Stephenson
    In 2005, a federal district court in Chicago sided with the ACLU and ruled that the military’s support for the National Scout Jamboree - held once every four years at Fort A.P. Hill in Fredericksburg, Virginia - unconstitutional. The case is Winkler v. Rumsfeld, No. 05-3451 (7th Cir.). The ACLU’s claim is that the Scout Oath’s “duty to God” makes the Boy Scouts a religious organization, like a church, and that military support for the Jamboree violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. If the ruling stands, the military may not lend equipment or provide logistical support to the...