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The ACLU & their defense of your privacy January 24, 2005

Posted by RepublicanWitch in Uncategorized.
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There’s a letter going around various pagan groups from Anthony Romero of the ACLU, demanding that we hold President Bush to his inauguration promise to defend the constitution. He feels that we’ve lost our right to privacy under the Bush administration.

Well, if you’ve contributed to the ACLU, you have:

The American Civil Liberties Union is using sophisticated technology to collect a wide variety of information about its members and donors in a fund-raising effort that has ignited a bitter debate over its leaders’ commitment to privacy rights.

And more here:

In a Dec. 28 letter, Catherine S. Travis, a lawyer who sits on the board of the A.C.L.U. affiliate in Oregon, recommended that the board consider suspending or removing Mr. Meyers and Ms. Kaminer, saying that they had violated their fiduciary responsibilities by talking to reporters about matters she called confidential.

“Appropriate corrective action must be taken now to avoid further incidents that can only impede the organization’s ability to meet the unprecedented challenges to civil liberties we face at this critical juncture,” Ms. Travis wrote.

Ms. Travis said in a telephone interview that she had not intended for her letter to be circulated beyond the board and therefore declined to comment on it. “I find this disturbing, this focus on internal governance issues when the organization is doing such important work in the protection of our civil liberties at a crucial junction in our history,” she said. “I’d like to see the media looking at that.”

So it’s “disturbing” to have someone looking into your practices, yet that’s what the Arrogant Cheating Liars Union does.

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