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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Friend of the ACLU

I wish the ACLU had a MySpace page. I'm not sure I'm ready to take that step to become a "card-carrying member" (here's a link to how easy that is). They don't seem to take PayPal, for one thing. But I'd like to at least "Friend" them.

The ACLU is one of the few civilian outfits that I would say have attained to a position of public prominence, prestige and purpose on a par with a branch of government. Faint praise, perhaps! But I do sincerely view the ACLU as an indispensable check against abuse of rights, and/or abusive wrongs.

That's not to say I back every position they take right straight down the line. Some odd cases I've seen in the past decade or two have me wondering if they're straying from their charter a bit - but generally, overall, they stay on-point. They stay on the side of the angels.

Albeit not expressed in such overtly theological terms.

It's probably for the best they don't have a MySpace page. I'm not sure I'm ready to take that step to join MySpace, either.

1 comment:

dogimo said...

And I KNOW I'm not signing up for PayPal! That's the last thing I need.