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Saturday, March 03, 2007

The ACLU: Undoing Citizenship One Faulty Argument After Another

Source: OC Register
LAKE FOREST – The city is violating day workers’ First Amendment rights by enforcing a law that prohibits them from soliciting work on the sidewalk, according to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU on Thursday.

The civil rights organization also requested a temporary restraining order this morning to ensure the city does not enforce the ordinance. City officials say it isn’t enforced after a legal decision over a similar law.

The ACLU filed the federal lawsuit in Santa Ana on behalf of day workers groups, La Asociacion de Trabajadores de Lake Forest (Workers Association of Lake Forest), Colectivo Tonantzin and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.

“They have the fundamental right to solicit work just like a business can advertise a sale … or a Girl Scout can sell cookies outside a market,” said ACLU attorney Nora Preciado at a news conference today. “It’s illegal and discriminatory. This country has been built on the hands of many immigrants.”
Civil Rights?

Previous postings on this pernicious abuse of 'civil rights':

Civil Rights...NOT!

It's Not A "Right"...

Pro-Illegal Crowd Continues to Hijack Civil Rights Movement

Does Anyone Know What CIVIL Rights Are Anymore?

You know, the more I post on the ACLU the clearer it becomes to me what their mission actually is. They are out to define everything in creation as a "civil right."

But "rights" are not license, you do not have a right to rape a four year old and capture it for posterity on your shiny new digital camera. This is not a civil right.

You do not have a "right" to come to this country illegally, the corrupt employer does not have a right to hire you.

These are not "rights." What they are is license, they are taking liberties with the actual meaning of rights, twisting them until people don't even understand that rights always come with responsibilities, or, that rights cannot be separated from the underlying predicates that empower them.

Like what? How about citizenship? You want "civil rights?" Fine, be a functioning part of the 'civil society' from which those things flow, you can't have one without the other.

As to "Girl Scouts?"

Hey Meester, want some cookies!

H/T immigration watchdog from who I shamelessly stole the photo gag!

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