Sunday, October 22, 2006
Save the ACLU?
A group of former leaders of the ACLU has started a blog to, well, save the ACLU. It seems largely concerned with internal management and a tendency on the part of ACLU management to be willing to stifle what they want to stifle. The real problem with the ACLU is that it has adopted a view of civil liberties rooted in a leftist critique of society. Advancing the interests of favored "disposessed" groups trumps concern for liberty. There's nothing wrong with that if that's how you see the world, but when most people abandon the underlying world view, they will also fail to support much of what the particular positions that view inspires. It doesn't look like this group wants to save the ACLU from that.