Two stories today on the ACLU. In the first one the organization is angry at a school for suppressing free speech. In the second they’re angry at a school for not suppressing free speech.
Here the ACLU “pushes” free speech:
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has demanded that Cincinnati State Technical and Community College stop interfering with a campaign aimed at increasing wages and health care for janitors on campus.
On Thursday, the ACLU of Ohio sent a letter to Cincinnati State President Ron Wright expressing concern about, among other things, action taken against a student for distributing flyers that encouraged recipients to sign a petition and e-mail Wright in support of the school janitors, who work for a private company.
“This appears to be a classic example of government silencing speech because they disagree with the message,” ACLU of Ohio Legal Director Jeff Gamso said in a statement.
And here’s a classic example of an ACLU lawsuit filed to punish a school for not stopping free speech:
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Tangipahoa Parish School Board are squaring off over prayer for the sixth time.
The ACLU has filed suit over a prayer said at a public high school graduation last month. According to the suit, the school knew a prayer would be included in the program that included “Lord, we thank you” and “in Jesus’ name.”
The ACLU claimed the board did nothing to stop the prayer.
Well get out the ropes ’cause it’s time to hang some board members. I mean, how on earth could they have allowed such a travesty to take place? Weren’t there like, non-religious people at the ceremony at risk of fainting? Somebody please send a donation TODAY to the ACLU so we can restore the constitutional rights that were clearly violated when God was mentioned in public, specifically the rights found in the First Amendment that I have generously reprinted:
CongressSchool boards shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibitingallowing the free exercise thereof; or abridgingallowing the freedom of speech;nor shall any person say the J-word or G-word at a high school graduation.