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ACLU limits 'free speech' by its board members

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    ACLU limits 'free speech' by its board members


    The American Civil Liberties Union is weighing new standards that would discourage its board members from publicly criticizing the organization's policies and internal administration.
    "Where an individual director disagrees with a board position on matters of civil liberties policy, the director should refrain from publicly highlighting the fact of such disagreement," the committee that compiled the standards wrote in its proposals.

    "Directors should remember that there is always a material prospect that public airing of the disagreement will affect the A.C.L.U. adversely in terms of public support and fund-raising," the proposals state.

    May 24, 2006, Wednesday
    By STEPHANIE STROM (NYT); National Desk
    Late Edition - Final, Section A, Page 20, Column 4, 1064 words

    http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details.asp?ID=21637

    http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FA061FF93B5A0C778EDDAC0894DE404482

    Libs against dissent when it is aginst them and what they want.
     
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  2. El_Guero

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    Liberals have always wanted two sets of laws . . . one for us - to control us, and another for them - so that they get freedom.
     
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    So true.
    Faithgirl
     
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    A perfectly logical maneuver on their part.
     
  5. Revmitchell

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    But very hypocritical to be sure of.:thumbs:
     
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    The article was in May - what was decided?
     
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    Good - it really would have been too ironic, not to mention (although someone did) hypocritical.
    There are control freaks everywhere.
     
  9. Revmitchell

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    Do not get me wrong. If any organization wants to keep its board meetings private I'm all for it. But since the ACLU is against it and goes to court to fight it when it comes to the government then it would be hypocritical.
     
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    Even public organizations financed by your tax dollars?
    Yeah, I got that...
     
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    I agree that is is inconsistent with the high standards of the ACLU. On the other hand, that is how Bush is running the government.
     
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    Good for him!:thumbs:
     
  13. Magnetic Poles

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    Good for him, good for Haliburton, bad for us.
     
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