"The consciousness of good intentions disdains ambiguity. I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head. My motives must remain in the depository of my own breast. My arguments will be open to all, and may be judged of by all. They shall at least be offered in a spirit which will not disgrace the cause of truth."
-'Publius' The Federalist No. 1
Forgive me for not being to ascertain exactly where our analysis of what is proper in the public forum. I cannot reconcile how the American Civil Liberties Union justifies itself when they are involved with such positions.
Cobb County officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed in August by the Georgia Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union charging the county with making "overly Christian" prayers before meetings. Cobb Commission Chairman Sam Olens and Cobb Planning Commission Chairman Bob Homan were both named as defendants in the ACLU's lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta. Seven Cobb County residents were also plaintiffs in the suit. The ACLU claims the prayers before commission meetings are too Christian. One prayer ended, "in the name of Jesus our savior," and dozens more since 2003 mentioned Jesus, according to the lawsuit. The ACLU is not challenging the commission's right to pray before meetings.
Should this story not be further proof of what has become obvious to many Americans? The ACLU is not a neutral arbiter or some noble protector of our civil liberties as they would assert, the ACLU has an agenda bent on the secularization of America. There cause is not one of protecting the constitution. This story illustrates the goals of their endeavor, to eradicate any semblance of Christianity from the public square.
Why else is it somehow accepted that Islam be promulgated amongst our children, yet in most other circumstances symbols of Christmas are too putrid to enter out classrooms? It is time for America to awaken from slumber and realize the enemy within. Communities should grow ill of reading about their counterparts being dismantled in another jurisdiction for they should realize that they could be next.