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Plea from a parent who wants to keep their kid free of SSNs
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John Bishop wrote:
>Well, seeing how Mr. Treibs is not a Nazi, satan worshipper, or pagan
>fundamentalist, I doubt that the ACLU will want much to do with him.
This slur is unwarranted. The ACLU has a long tradition of defending
religious rights, even those of Christians.
My personal favorite is the case of the Jehovah's Witnesses in the
1950s. The Witnesses believe that they cannot honestly pledge
allegiance to the flag. They believe that they owe allegiance to God.
Were the government to act in a way that was other than God's
intention, they would be unable to cooperate.
This had to go all the way to the Supreme Court and it was the ACLU
that did it when nobody else would.
Be my guest to criticize the ACLU, but you'd do better to pick one of
their weak points.
Editor in Chief
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