Thank God the ACLU wasn’t around when the United States was fighting for its independence! Can you imagine if the Revolutionary war were being fought today? The ACLU would have slapped General Washington with a lawsuit and then accused him of war crimes, demanded the minutemen be thrown in jail, and protested the war that gave us our freedom. And they would have lobbied for the income tax (it was considered unconstitutional until the next century) in order to pay for their anti-American campaign. Not to mention the frenzy of law suits against Christians who were actually allowed to freely exercise their religion, even. . . .gasp. . . .in public!
The American Civil Liberties Union may fight for those holding unpopular beliefs and taking controversial stands, but the ACLU of New Mexico suspended an entire chapter of the organization because a member of the board of directors is leading the state’s Minuteman group.
The state organization suspended its Las Cruces chapter after learning that a member of the group’s board, Clifford Alford, was heading the formation of a Minuteman group in New Mexico.
Gary Mitchell, a Ruidoso attorney and president of the ACLU board of directors, said the suspension of the southern chapter was a technical move to make sure the leader of the New Mexico Minutemen, a civilian border patrol group, no longer had authority to act or speak on behalf of the ACLU.
“We will not tolerate racism and vigilantism in the leadership structure of our organization,” Mitchell told the Albuquerque Journal. “They are repugnant to the principles of civil liberties and the mission of the ACLU.” . . . .