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Blaming the ACLU

You’ve gotta laugh at this post from Glib Fortuna about the case in PA where the principal told a kid he couldn’t dress up as Jesus for halloween. He rightly condemns the stupidity of the principal, and even admits that the ACLU would be on the student’s side in the case, but still finds a…

Glib’s Latest STACLU Stupidity

Our old pal Glib Fortuna is back with yet another idiotic post about the ACLU, in which he manages to misunderstand a court ruling while simultaneously engaging in the single dumbest anti-ACLU argument in existence. The headline screams: ACLU’s Favorite Hate Cult Can’t Attack Families at Heroes’ Funerals This may be the all time most…

The Absurdity of John Bambenek

STACLU may still be down for the count, but at least one of their logic-impaired scribes is still shoveling out the nonsense. John Bambenek has a column at the mensnewsdaily claiming that the ACLU is “fighting for the trafficking of women”, and it’s predictably absurd and filled with irrational arguments. The ACLU is arguing before…

More “Where’s the ACLU” Nonsense

Like Eugene Volokh, I can only laugh at the absurdity of the “where’s the ACLU” argument, which is incredibly popular among anti-ACLU halfwits. The latest incarnation is from a Rabbi and published in Human Events, and it’s about the Duke soccer players. “Where’s the ACLU to defend the Duke lacrosse players?”, the title asks. The…

And More STACLU Ignorance

Hot on the heels of the last post, take a look at this post from our old pal Glib Fortuna, showing his ignorance once again. As I did, he cites the FIRE report on speech codes on college campus. But then he uses the standard “where is the ACLU” demagoguery we see so often among…

More STACLU Inconsistency

Oak Leaf has a post complaining that the Clinton administration allegedly had tapped Princess Diana’s phone at the time she died. A British report on her death (good lord, do they not have something better to do wih their time? She’s dead. Get over it.) apparently is going to charge that the “American secret service”…

Volokh on the ACLU and Speech Codes

A couple days ago, Eugene Volokh had a post about a rather disturbing new policy proposed at Boise State University concerning their student senate, a proposal he was alerted to by Clayton Cramer. The proposal, made in the aftermath of a controversy on campus over some fairly innocuous statements by the head of the College…

More STACLU Hypocrisy

Well now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time for the fake “War on Christmas” bleating to begin in earnest. Jay at STACLU jumps in with this post about the ACLU filing suit over a school having children reenact the manger scene, with kids in the roles of Joseph, Mary, the Three Wise Men, and so…

Michigan City Gets It Right

I’ve written before about the city of Berkley, Michigan and the controversy over their nativity display. Here’s a city who handled it exactly right, I think. The city council voted to turn the display over to a group of local clergy and it will now rotate among the churches in the city. It’s a perfect…

I’ve written before about this stupid argument, which is all too common among the anti-ACLU crowd. They find a case where someone’s rights were violated but they’re represented by some other group and say, “A ha! Where was the ACLU? They aren’t defending this group just because they don’t like what they say.” But rarely…