"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell."
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Americas diseased class
Va. (AP) - A former president of the Virginia chapter of the American
Civil Liberties Union pleaded guilty today to federal child pornography
51-year-old Charles Rust-Tierney entered his plea to one count of
receipt of child pornography in US District Court in Alexandria. He had
been indicted last month on one count each of receipt and possession of
child pornography. [News]
In 1982, the ACLU, in an amicus role, lost in a unanimous decision in the Supreme Court to legalize the sale and distribution of child pornography. [New York v. Ferber, 458 U.S. 747.]
The ACLU is currently defending NAMBLA (North America Man Boy Love
Association in a Massachusetts case, and has defended the group in
other cases. BUT ..they don't love all boys.
Since 1915, the Boy Scouts have managed land within San Diego's Balboa
Park. It has built a swimming pool, a 600-seat amphitheater, and a
camping facility that accommodates 300. Camp Balboa serves some 12,000
Boy Scouts annually through daylong events and weekend sleepovers. The
Scouts' tie to this land is a 50-year lease offered by the San Diego
City Council and signed in 1957. In exchange for their stewardship —
including private investment for maintenance and development — the
Scouts hand the city an annual lease payment of $1.00.
This arrangement is too much for the ACLU to swallow. It sued the City
of San Diego to expel the Boy Scouts from Balboa Park. The ACLU
contends that the Scouts are a religious organization and thus should
be dislodged from the facility.
Clinton-appointed U.S. District Judge Napoleon Jones deemed the Boy
Scouts a religious organization last July and declared that their
involvement with Balboa Park violated the separation of church and
state. The ACLU used this ruling to secure a settlement wherein the
City of San Diego cancelled the Scouts' lease on the park, even though
it did not expire until 2007 and, in fact, was extended in 2001 for 25
years. The ACLU also scored $950,000 in attorneys fees and court costs,
thus fleecing taxpayers and deepening its pockets. [The ACLU defends NAMBLA.]
The ACLU was founded by a communist and has degenerated, if that's possible, into a national venereal disease.