American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) appear to never really represent Civil Liberties. More often than not, they are a radical group, hiding behind a name that we believe means one thing but usually means another, and often represent the minority of social beliefs and not the majority. Union, may possibly be the key word. I am beginning to think that Union in their case, is not the joining of the common good. The far left liberal has come to mean government. What is in common is the choice of words that imply one thing but in reality means the opposite. What it is labeled or called vs. what it really is.
In this case the historical value is lost to the religious value. Thus their issue is really against religion and not about the display of historical documents. As if to say, IF we were to display the Confederate Seal, we would be really pushing an agenda that the Confederates Shall Rise again, or is that the South Shall Rise Again. It is all in the Name or branding power. If we keep calling a dog a cat long enough, then people will believe it is a cat and some actually heard the cat bark. So keep playing the name game. Some people call them the Democrats, others the Dumb-o-crats, and others the Demo Rats.
So here to go again wasting tax dollars on ridiculous non-sense and the feeding frenzy of the so called legal system, court dockets tied up and juries.
The ACLU of Virginia sued the Giles County School Board after the Board adopted an “open forum” policy, which permits the display of historical documents by private individuals or groups.
A privately-sponsored historical display consisting of eleven documents, one of which is the Ten Commandments, was posted in Narrows High School (Narrows is a small community near the West Virginia border, not too far from Blacksburg and Virginia Tech).
The additional ten documents in the “Foundations of American Law and Government” display include such items as the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, and the Mayflower Compact.
An “offended” parent and student have partnered with the ACLU to have the display of the Ten Commandments removed – even though the Ten Commandments is listed in Virginia’s secular schoolbooks as being among the core contributing principles of several civilizations, including the Hebrew people, and among the foundational elements of our own laws and government.
The “Foundations of American Law and Government” display has been upheld by multiple federal courts of appeal. It is clearly appropriate to include the Ten Commandments in a display on law, because there is no dispute that this ancient code helped shape American law and government.
As Liberty Counsel’s lead constitutional attorney, I will argue in federal court on Monday in defense of the Giles County School Board.
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman