Sunday, August 20, 2006

Civil Liberties For All (Employees Excluded)

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."
George Orwell

Apparently, that right is waived if you work for the group that claims to champion American Liberties. As it's being reported,
The American Civil Liberties Union is weighing new standards that would discourage its board members from publicly criticizing the organization's policies and internal administration.
And of course, here's my take...

While the ACLU is, indeed, a political organization, this effort would certainly seem at odds with the very image they have created.

Now the ACLU's is officially claiming that,
"a director may publicly disagree with an A.C.L.U. policy position, but may not criticize the A.C.L.U. board or staff."
So if I understand the ACLU's version correctly, the ACLU does not support positions which attack individuals, but only policies. Really?

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