Dopey WNJ Letter of the Week 2
Newark's C. Alan Hogle demonstrates the effects of his BDS (that's "Bush Derangement Syndrome"):
As the ACLU constantly says, "the ACLU's only client is the Constitution of the United States." Without the ACLU, most of the writer's freedoms would have been taken away by George Bush.
We have lost some freedom of speech and assembly, we have lost the separation of church and state, we have lost habeas corpus, we have lost the privacy of our telephones which are regularly invaded by the the CIA and the National Security Agency. The list is endless.
The writer should be grateful that the ACLU will last longer than 2008 and George Bush won't.
Anyone else notice the irony of that last sentence? Yes, the ACLU will last longer than George Bush. That means ... *GASP!* ... the Constitution works!! Despite what George Bush "wants to do with it"!! It's way too easy, but let's point out the all-too obvious here:
- The ACLU calls itself the "Champion of the Bill of Rights;" however, when's the last time you saw the group battling for that very second of those rights, hmm? Good luck. This one sentence, from the ACLU's own website, says it all about their 2nd Amendment view: "We believe that the constitutional right to bear arms is primarily a collective one ..."
- "Without the ACLU, most of the writer's freedoms would have been taken away by George Bush." I don't think any statement personifies BDS better than this asinine one.
- "We have lost some freedom of speech and assembly" Where? How? Any even if legitimate examples are provided, how is this any different from previous times of [international] conflict?
- "we have lost the separation of church and state" Utter bulls***. Besides, as such staunch defenders of the Constitution, Mr. Hogle and the ACLU ought to know that the phrase "separation of church and state" appears nowhere in the Document.
- "we have lost habeas corpus" Are you talking about President Lincoln? No? George Bush? Then you're just flat-out BS-ing us. Although the Bush administration has sought to streamline usual habeas corpus procedures for unlawful combatants in the War on Terror, the courts have already ruled that American citizens cannot be denied such.
- "we have lost the privacy of our telephones which are regularly invaded by the the CIA and the National Security Agency" Of course, Mr. Hogle oversimplifies the matter, which shouldn't be surprising considering his whoppers already. The administration wanted intel agencies to have the right to listen in on phone calls that had at least one international party and, of course, with reasonable cause. And the current administration certainly is not the first to argue for such a right.
Over and out.
Posted by Hube at December 29, 2007 10:42 AM
Man I hate when I lose my habeus corpus. It is almost as bad as losing my house keys.
Hube- don't you have to wonder why the MSM continues to publish these dopey letters?
Happy New Year to you the blog from Las Vegas!