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Second Amendment, you’ve arrived

Post by Patrick O'Callahan on July 21, 2010 at 6:05 pm with 6 Comments »
July 21, 2010 6:05 pm

A first: The ACLU helps a man retrieve his guns from the police.

Are the civil libertarians following the Supreme Court’s lead on the Second Amendment? Trying to keep the sheriff’s mitts off a man’s property? Or – given the facts of the case – just standing up for assisted suicide?

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  1. The ACLU only takes high profile cases it thinks it can use to get more donations.

  2. The ACLU only acts in its political self-interest (how might this or that case amplify the self worth of our political power base). It has long ago outlived its original mission statement.

    The ACLU is happily being surpassed and bested by :
    The ” American Center for Law and Justice “…ACLJ
    finally….

  3. C’mon so much cynacism. Maybe the ACLU has truly reversed their role in our nation, and are deciding to become constitutionalists. Would be awesome if only it were true.

  4. tubbythetuba says:

    Oh, Pat….Your sarcasim does not become you. You do NOT take a man’s rights away from him because someone suspects, or thinks he is going to do something. What if The Thought Police held you accountable for every crazy thing you’ve said in print? Why, you’d have been locked up years ago…. (love ya man <{:-)~ )

  5. Cervantes says:

    erkhvd says “The ACLU only takes high profile cases it thinks it can use to get more donations.”

    larsman says, “The ACLU only acts in its political self-interest.”

    Yeah, right. The ACLU only looks out for its self-interest and membership numbers. That’s why they defended the rights of neo-Nazis to march in suburban Chicago, knowing full well that it would cause a rather large dropoff in its membership — which it did.

    The ACLU has never been afraid to take positions that run contrary to its own interests or to the opinions of its members. It embodies the term “principled.” When it comes to defending founding American ideas like, “I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,” the ACLU towers over today’s ridiculous, self-proclaimed “patriot” groups.

  6. madmike272 says:

    Cervantes – I would rather have my daughter marry into a Colombian drug cartel than marry an ACLU member.

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