Interview With A Former ACLU Lawyer

Written by Jay

For God And Country Forever Surrender To The ACLU Never” I hadrepparttar benefit of getting an interview with Mr. Reese Lloyd, a former ACLU lawyer affiliated withrepparttar 150016 largest Veterans Organization in America,repparttar 150017 American Legions. When I calledrepparttar 150018 media relations department there and inquired about their support for Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005 , this isrepparttar 150019 man they referred me to. I soon found out why. This was a very passionate, wise, and well spoken man.

I first inquired of his history withrepparttar 150020 ACLU, how he became employed with them, and why he eventually disassociated himself with them. He informed me that he had worked two janitor jobs while attending law school. One dayrepparttar 150021 ACLU did some kind of fellowship interview, and he was given an internship with them. He eventually went on to be on their staff. He focused inrepparttar 150022 area of worker’s rights with special attention torepparttar 150023 deprivation of speech inrepparttar 150024 workplace…such as whistleblowers.

So why did he leave them? He said, “it was in part because around that time they established a separation of Church and State Staff Position.” He informed me that, “This was funded by Norman Lear and several other Hollywood millionaires.” It seems even back then that Hollywood sided withrepparttar 150025 secular left. He went on to say that, “the very purpose of this staff position was to push “establishment clause” lawsuits againstrepparttar 150026 government.”

At this point he got pretty fired up, and dominatedrepparttar 150027 conversation for a while. I didn’t mind…what he had to say was passionate and cut right torepparttar 150028 truth of things.

“I think it is important that we shouldn’t forget that we had a civil rights movement that was needed in our history atrepparttar 150029 time. I was around to see segregated bathrooms. There were black and white water fountains. You could sit at a lunch counter next to someone like Charles Manson because he was white, but not someone like Martin Luther King Jr. because he was black. The ACLU played a helpful role inrepparttar 150030 civil rights movement defending these people, and I can’t turn my back on that. I have to give credit where credit is due.”

“But….that being said, what they have done inrepparttar 150031 past is completely eviscerated by what they do inrepparttar 150032 present. The ACLU has become a fanatical anti-faith Taliban of American religious secularism.”

I don’t think I could have come up with a better more colorful description myself. I think I will be sending him a Stop The ACLU T-Shirt. But wait…he was just getting warmed up! He went on to say….

“I have done more cases for minorities and civil rights violations myself thanrepparttar 150033 whole bunch of them put together. I was inrepparttar 150034 trenches ofrepparttar 150035 Civil Rights movement. They can’t tell me anything about civil rights. We did that 40 years ago, and we accomplished that goal. There are now laws protecting people from those things we fought against. The Civil Rights movement has now taken some crazed “Jesse Jackson” turn torepparttar 150036 point that often it is nowrepparttar 150037 white people that are being discriminated against.”

The Gun Control Debate

Written by Kenny Du

The gun control debate in America is a battle between personal freedom and public safety. For nearly 160 years, there were no limits torepparttar Second Amendment, which guarantees "the right ofrepparttar 149907 people to keep and bear arms." In 1934, however, and especially inrepparttar 149908 last four decades, Americans have begun to proscribe and debaterepparttar 149909 extent of that right. The National Firearms Act of 1934 wasrepparttar 149910 first restriction on gun rights in American history. As a result, fully automatic weapons are available only after an extensive background check onrepparttar 149911 owner.

In 1968,repparttar 149912 term "gun control" gained new meaning withrepparttar 149913 passage ofrepparttar 149914 federal Gun Control Act. Ratified inrepparttar 149915 wake of two important political assassinations -- Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. --repparttar 149916 Act requires that all guns carry serial numbers forever tied torepparttar 149917 original purchaser. Additionally, it prohibited gun ownership by convicted felons and, as a result of a 1990s amendment, it requires a criminal background check for purchasers atrepparttar 149918 time of sale.

Certain states have their own gun control legislation, although all are governed byrepparttar 149919 federal Act of 1968. Individual states can deem their own levels of restriction on concealed weapons and “open carry,” orrepparttar 149920 visible transporting of a weapon. And restrictions vary widely by state, with New York and Illinois seen asrepparttar 149921 most restrictive and Arizona and Texas,repparttar 149922 most relaxed.

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