May 24, 2006

You gotta chuckle

The ACLU, that "Guardian of the Bill of Rights," is "weighing new standards that would discourage its board members from publicly criticizing the organization's policies and internal administration."

"Where an individual director disagrees with a board position on matters of civil liberties policy, the director should refrain from publicly highlighting the fact of such disagreement," the committee that compiled the standards wrote in its proposals.

"Directors should remember that there is always a material prospect that public airing of the disagreement will affect the A.C.L.U. adversely in terms of public support and fund-raising," the proposals state.

Given the organization's longtime commitment to defending free speech, some former board members were shocked by the proposals.

Geez, you mean the group doesn't have more pressing issues to worry about, like getting a barely visible cross excised from a town seal? A war memorial in the shape of a cross?

By the way, if you ever encounter a defender of the ACLU, ask these "Guardians of the Bill of Rights" and individual liberties about that "inconvenient" item known as the Second Amendment. Nothing irritates them more. (Except crosses, perhaps!)

More on the in-house shut-up here.

Posted by Felix at May 24, 2006 04:11 PM | TrackBack

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