The ACLU announced the following picks for what they claim are “10 ways our government failed us in 2007.” Leaving no morsel of our government untouched, the list is a disgrace to America’s legislative and executive system.
The American Civil Rights Union (www.theacru.org) commented on the asinine actions of the ACLU and offered their responses to these claims below.
* ACLU Claim: The government has not put an end to warrantless NSA
spying ACRU Response: No warrant is needed for foreign communications. Plus,
all surveillance is subject to the Security Court set up by Congress.
What the ACLU wants is for the government NOT to defend Americans in a
time of declared warfare.
* ACLU Claim: The government is not giving due process to immigrants and
denying life-saving health care in immigration detention facilities
ACRU Response: This ACLU complaint assumes that illegal immigrants have
a “right” to be in the US and to all of its health, education and
welfare programs. The ACLU also, deliberately, conflates the real
rights of LEGAL immigrants with the false “rights” of illegal
* ACLU Claim: The government is allowing the CIA to destroy
ACRU Response: Best information is that leaders on both sides of the
aisle in Congress, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, were briefed on
water-boarding, and on the tapes, and on several additional attacks that
the mastermind of 9/11 gave up, AND on the destruction of the tapes.
None, including her, had any objection. All considered this a matter of
* ACLU Claim: The government is not repealing the Real ID Act
ACRU Response: All that the Real ID Act says is that all STATE drivers
licenses must follow minimum standards to identify those who hold those
licenses. Some states already follow these standards. The ACLU is
against secure STATE driver’s licenses because such licenses would
inhibit illegal immigrants, voter fraud, and the ability of foreign
terrorists to move around the US.