Friday, August 27, 2004

ACLU, Where Are You?

The AnalPhilosopher has an interesting post regarding the non-presence of the ACLU during the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth controversy. According to the ACLU's website, their glory-bound mission is as follows:
The mission of the ACLU is to preserve all of these protections and guarantees: Your First Amendment rights-freedom of speech, association and assembly. Freedom of the press, and freedom of religion supported by the strict separation of church and state. Your right to equal protection under the law - equal treatment regardless of race, sex, religion or national origin. Your right to due process - fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake. Your right to privacy - freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs.
Hm. Freedom of speech, association and assembly....I think they are missing a key opportunity to fill their first, and perhaps most important, duty in their mission statement. Yet somehow, they must not have heard about this serious atrocity concerning the Democrats' attempts to shut-up American citizens and prevent their right of free speech. I guess the ACLU lives under rock, as we all suspected - otherwise, I am sure they would have rushed to the helm to defend everyone's right to free speech, not just the Democrats'.