Friday, September 15, 2006

ACLU Strikes Again

Stop the ACLU has the details-

Today, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that attorneys seeking to represent indigent clients are no longer required to sign documents swearing that they are not terrorists and have no involvement with terrorist groups.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio had challenged the provision, which is part of the Ohio Patriot Act, calling the requirement unnecessary red tape that will do nothing to prevent terrorism.“We are pleased the court recognized that attorneys should not be forced to sign these ineffective and offensive pledges,” said ACLU of Ohio Executive Director Christine Link.

I'm not at all surprised that the ACLU finds it offensive to state that they aren't involved in terrorism. This is the same group that refused to accept funds because "they objected to promising that none of the funds would be used to engage in any activity that promotes violence, terrorism, bigotry, or the destruction of any state." They had that provision scrapped too.

Why object to accepting funds with anti-terror strings? Why protest so strongly against a simple oath that they are not involved with terrorist groups?

Just why does a pro-civil liberties group find it so hard to distance themselves from civil liberties hating terrorist groups?

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