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    "Not a fan of the ACLU"

    IS that you Dick?

    No, no...RUMMY! I'm glad you joined us!

    Yesterday, the federal court judge ruled in the government's favor and dismissed Padilla's case. The ACLU's Ben Wizner, who argued the case, said in a statement yesterday:

        The court today held that Donald Rumsfeld is above the law and Jose Padilla is beneath it. But if the law does not protect Jose Padilla, it protects none of us, and the executive branch can simply label citizens enemies of the state and strip them of all rights — including the absolute right not to be tortured. If Jose Padilla is not allowed his day in court, nothing will prevent future administrations from engaging in similar abuses.

    Heck, if it wasn't for the ACLU, our schools would still be banned from teaching actual science!

    Maybe you don't like science?

    None of us has to agree with everything the ACLU does or doesn't do but overall, since 1920 they have helped to ensure our equity under law.

    Today, they fight against so many absurd "government policies", many of which Jesselyn herself fights against!


    -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

    by gerrilea on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:59:28 AM PST

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