Thursday, January 05, 2006

How Goes The War For America?

As we move into 2006, knowing we will be faced with an onslaught of suits by the ACLU, it is important to remember that there were several victories over them at the end of 2005.

CCN lists several important loses for the ACLU in a recent article. I am posting a short list below.

1. Regarding a Ten Commandments display in Mercer County Kentucky, the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals handed the ACLU a significant defeat when they ruled the display is Constitutional because it included other historical documents and therefore it was more easily determined to have a secular purpose. Perhaps what was most significant was that the the Court said, "Our concern is that of the reasonable person. And the ACLU, an organization whose mission is to ensure that…the government (is kept) out of the religion business, does not embody the reasonable person." The Court's opinion also rejected the ACLU's "repeated reference to the 'separation of church and state.' This extra-constitutional construct has grown tiresome. The First Amendment does not demand a wall of separation between church and state," the Court said. Finally, truth resounds through the halls of Justice.

A case in the US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals who ruled that the same exact display as the one in the Mercer County Case was Constitutional in Elkhart County, Indiana. Perhaps most significant was after the loss was that the ACLU indicated that they will not appeal this case. Give them credit for knowing when they cannot succeed.

The ACLU lost its case against New York City where they were trying to stop random searches of passenger's bags who were boarding the subway system. The ACLU had sued the City of New York after they instituted random bag searches following the bombing of London's transit system. The ACLU's contention was that random searches of passenger's bags were an unconstitutional invasion of privacy. Once again, the ACLU finds itself on the wrong side of the public's welfare issue.

These are a few important battles, but the war is far from being won. If you would like to help turn back the ACLU hordes from the gates of real freedom, please refer to the following.

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