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ACLU Hosts 1st Annual Speech-A-Thon

submitted by efeldma2 on Thursday, April 7 at 6:13 PM

ACLU at NCSU is hosting a speech-a-thon on Monday, April 11th between 11am and 3pm on the brickyard at NC State University. The goal of this event is to promote free speech on campus, as well as to show appreciation for this right given to us by the 1st amendment of the constitution. Unfortunately, many people around the world are unable to express themselves freely in the same way that we are able to in the United States, and this freedom should not be taken for granted. We want to celebrate our rights! Students and teachers are encouraged to attend on their own or as a representative of a student or non-student organization to both speak and listen to others participating. Many prominent community members have been invted and will be speaking as well. Come out to the brickyard on Monday to show your support for free speech, express your thoughts, and listen to others doing the same!

posted by JAllen1127 on Sunday, April 10 at 12:25 PM

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bigun20
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The ACLU is the biggest liberal propaganda group in the US. Someone go out there and ask them why they oppose sealing up our boarders.

4/10/2005 12:35:38 PM

aaronburro
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cause they hate our freedom!

but seriously. Gary and his protege are out there practically every day speech-a-thoning.

Oh, and I'll bet that the only speech allowed will be what the ACLU agrees with. cause that is the only free speech they want

4/10/2005 1:59:40 PM

twoozles
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maybe you should get out from behind your computers and actually participate

4/10/2005 2:43:54 PM

Luigi
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^^ and ^^^

If you've never actually met and spoken with anyone from the ACLU in depth about what they represent, then dont spout off shit. There are members of all parties in the ACLU (yes, even Republicans). Stop buying into right-wing stereotypes and go research this for yourself.

4/10/2005 4:03:18 PM

redstorm
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ACLU = Anti Christian Lawyers Union

4/10/2005 4:18:01 PM

bigun20
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^^ have you not watched the news in the past year?

4/10/2005 4:28:09 PM

BelowMe
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After the ACLU represented NAMBLA in court, they lost what little respect they had from me.

4/10/2005 5:09:34 PM

spaced guy
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is this going to be one at a time, or will it be a bunch of people shouting simultaneously? cause that would be entertaining

4/10/2005 10:21:23 PM

Luigi
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I hope to see you guys out in the brickyard expressing your opinions on "liberal propaganda". Otherwise, shut the hell up until you can stop being chicken shits and address these people in public.

4/11/2005 10:35:21 AM

bigun20
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its called homework. Im not in CHASS so I actually have to do things.

4/11/2005 5:20:03 PM

Luigi
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sorry to see that you have so much hw that you cant even take a second out of the time it takes you to post on tww and go tell people to their face that you dont like them.

4/12/2005 12:22:02 AM

efeldma2
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Bigun20

"It is true that the Constitution does not give foreigners the right to enter the U.S. But once here, it protects them from discrimination based on race and national origin and from arbitrary treatment by the government. Immigrants work and pay taxes; legal immigrants are subject to the military draft. Many immigrants have lived in this country for decades, married U.S. citizens, and raised their U.S.-citizen children. Laws that punish them violate their fundamental right to fair and equal treatment."

This is directly from the ACLU website. As you can see, the ACLU is not against closing the border, since no where in the constitution does it say we have to keep them open, but, the ACLU is for equal treatment of immigrants once they are here.


4/14/2005 1:16:21 AM

efeldma2
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aaronburro

No, liberal speech is not the only speech we wanted. We invited the Campus Crusades, the environmentalists and everyone else. Also, we aren’t a liberal group. Our chapter, for example, has people who are against abortions, who are republicans and are not liberal. On the national level, ACLU's top adviser is what Fox News called a “firebrand conservative" former Senator Bob Barr.

For more information on this, read this article, it’s a good example of how ACLU collaborates with conservative groups.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,71553,00.html

4/14/2005 1:31:36 AM

efeldma2
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redstorm

You need to do your research. The ACLU has constantly protected Christians' civil liberties. When a man wanted to pass out Christian literature in Los Vegas, California ACLU helped him out (CNN). When a Catholic man was forced to go through a rehabilitation center that was of Pentecostal denomination and he later made a request to go to a Catholic rehabilitation center but was denied the right to do so and even punished for it, the ACLU went all the way to the Supreme Court to make sure a CATHOLIC can practice his own religion and not be forced into practicing a religion which he did not choose.

(http://www.aclu.org/ReligiousLiberty/ReligiousLiberty.cfm?ID=16138&c=142)

When the city of Lincoln in Nebraska wanted to shut down a Presbyterian "Church of Awesome God" ACLU defended them against the city.

http://nebraska.statepaper.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/08/19/4124990fde7ce

There are many more examples of ACLU defending Christians in the past 80 years. Do your research before you blab off something you saw on a bumper sticker.

4/14/2005 1:51:06 AM

efeldma2
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Blowme

ACLU represented NABLA because it was an issue of freedom of speech. It was not defending what their pamphlets say. ACLU defends groups not based on what they believe in but on other issue such as the right of association and freedom of speech. The ACLU also defended the KKK and the Nazi Party. Again, the issues were no WHAT their message said, but THEIR RIGHT to voice their message. Same with NAMBLA, the government claims that NAMBLA's message was associated with a murder and thus they were trying to suppress what they were saying. If the government can silence one group, it can suppress all groups.

4/14/2005 2:04:20 AM

efeldma2
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By the way, the Speech-A-Thon never happened because we had permit problems. But, we'll be out there next semester, letting liberals AND conservatives say whatever the hell they want to.

4/14/2005 2:06:39 AM

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