Thanks to Joe (the Man) Huffman for the link, it seems that American “Civil Liberties” Union has an additional post up on their blog clarifying their position on Heller. Here are the meat and potatoes:
The ACLU interprets the Second Amendment as a collective right. Therefore, we disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision in D.C. v. Heller.
Honestly, there was a lot more to the blog post, but anything beyond that is just them applying fluff to their stated anti-rights position. Joe really lit them up with a comment, and Sebastian says they’re never getting another dime of his money. I’m in agreement with both of those sentiments, I think it’s appalling that an organization which purports to stand for civil liberties and the rights of the people would openly do the political equivalent of jamming their fingers in their ears and yelling “nuh-uh!” over and over again.
So remember, according to the ACLU, you have a right to burn flags, display “art” which consists of religious iconography covered in feces, but they draw the line at keeping and bearing arms.
as Greg Morris said, this would be the time for them to change their name to the American First Amendment Union. they’re willing and able to defend that much, but as for the rest…
Yeah, pretty much. Which is good, because the 1st Amendment needs to be defended, but I wouldn’t it be neat if there was an advocacy organization that defended the entire Bill of Rights?
Madness, I know.
You try taking on that many court cases with their shoestring budget and when half the nation is convinced you lead an Evil Liberal Conspiracy. The amount that the ACLU manages now is pretty impressive.
i know i’d join it in a heartbeat.
Just scanned the nearly 90 comments, and didn’t see much in the way of kind words. Sounds to me like the Anti Christian Liars Union put their foot in it this time.
The ACLU never has been about civil liberties, and shame on anyone for thinking so. They’ve always been — from their charter — about subverting American civil rights in furtherance of the international Leninist/Marxist revolution.
Perhaps we should have a collective right of freedom of speech where only government run organizations are allowed to exercise the first amendment. That works very well in other countries.
I imagine the MSM would be just fine with a licensing requirement on speech. Big business loves to use government regulation to restrain competition.
The ACLU is a commie-front group, so why is anyone surprised by their stance on the 2nd Amendment?
I believe Mrs. Ahab has revealed the intent and actual position of the ACLU. They’re collectivists, concieved initially by Stalin-sympathizers to defend American communists in court, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and the rest is gravy.
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