Saturday, September 06, 2008

ACLU very selective in upholding Bill of Rights

The American Civil Liberties Union says, "Majority power is limited by the Constitution's Bill of Rights, which consists of the original ten amendments ratified in 1791 ... The mission of the ACLU is to preserve all of these protections and guarantees."

ACLU doesn't mean all of the original 10 amendments because its policy No. 47 says, "Except for lawful police and military purposes, the possession of weapons by individuals is not constitutionally protected," thereby ignoring the Second Amendment.

The U.S. Supreme Court disagrees and reaffirmed the law of the land in D.C. v. Heller, saying, "The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia." In blatant disregard of constitutional law, ACLU's new position is, "The ACLU interprets the Second Amendment as a collective (militia) right. Therefore, we disagree with the Supreme Court's decision in D.C. v. Heller."

Pardon me, but only an organization reeking with hypocrisy would claim to protect "the original ten amendments" but ignore the Supreme Court's decision that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms for self defense.

Americans who treasure all rights enumerated in the Constitution might consider ACLU's duplicity in rejecting the individual right to keep and bear arms, particularly when we receive letters soliciting ACLU membership or donations.


Texas robber shoots and gets shot: "At 10:36 Sunday night, restaurant manager Katie Jeffreys left Catfish King with the night deposit after closing up. Her boyfriend, Keith Labrozzi, had come to pick her up and their next stop was the bank. But they never made it. A robber surprised them with gunfire in the parking lot. "Mr. Labrozzi had a concealed handgun permit and he was armed. He exchanged gunfire with the suspect. Mr. Labrozzi had several gunshot wounds and died a short time later at the hospital," says LT. David Young with the Lufkin Police. Young says Labrozzi fired at the suspect, 19-year-old Brian Martin Womack of Hudson, hitting him in the stomach. Katie Jeffreys was shot in the foot, but managed to crawl under her SUV and call 911 before trying to give her boyfriend CPR.... Womack dropped his gun before fleeing the scene, but he was found less than a block away after collapsing in a ditch near Ford Chapel Road. Womack is still in the hospital under 24-hour police surveillance. Once doctors release him, he will go straight to jail. He has been charged with the capital murder of Keith Labrozzi who leaves behind two young children."

Pa: Gun rights group protests arrest at Obama event: "A gun rights group is calling on Gov. Ed Rendell to "order a halt to unlawful police-state tactics at presidential campaign events" after a Beaver County man was arrested Friday for openly carrying a gun near where Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama later made an appearance. The group,, accused state police of suspending the right to bear arms in Beaver by arresting John Noble, 50, of Industry. State police said Noble would be charged with disorderly conduct for carrying a loaded, holstered and exposed 9 mm semiautomatic because he breached a secured perimeter of a presidential candidate rally, creating alarm and causing a breakdown in security. says Noble was not at the Obama event, did not attempt to enter the event area and broke no law."

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