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Our forefathers wanted to create a Democratic Republic where the people were free to govern themselves. As Abraham Lincoln put it a "Government by the people, of the people, and for the people." They created a government where the majority rule. A majority of the people voting elect senators, house representatives, judges, the president and the vice president. In the legislative branch the majority vote in bills to become law. This concept of majority rule is a founding cornerstone of our form of government. The signers of the Constitution did not want the rule of any tyrannical despot King, to make life miserable for the population.

The American Civil Liberty Union (ACLU) often champions the rights of minority groups or individuals. In any society the rights of all individuals need to be protected from unjust abuse. This is a noble and just cause for any group to undertake.

However, a problem occurs when the ACLU wins cases that force the "will" or viewpoint of a minority onto the will of the majority. In so doing, the ACLU uses the judicial branch of the government to undermine the rights of the majority, and thus to undermine the very foundations of our democracy, namely majority rule. When courts continuously side with a minority they create a society where the minority gain power over the majority, thus becoming the tyranny of the minority . This is just the opposite of a democracy. The courts should always be aware that the majority have rights also , no less important then the rights of the minority. If rulings cannot be made that accommodate both sides in such cases, but rather always favor the minority view then this country will be in grave danger of fragmenting into small groups trying to gain power through the court system rather then through the ballot box. One can only wonder after the Supreme Court decided the Presidential election of 2000, where this will lead the country? This is not a good trend for a democracy.

The ACLU and the Citizens United for the Separation of Church and State are on a quest to remove any mention of God from our public society. After the 9-11 terrorist attack in New York City, people around the country started posting signs which read, "God Bless America." The ACLU has taken a school in California, to court for posting such a sign. The ACLU is claiming that this is a violation of the Church and State principle in our Constitution. (You should now realize that their is no such clause in the Constitution.) They also want to eliminate the National Motto, "In God We Trust", and eliminate the motto from our money. It follows that they would then want to eliminate the phrase in the Presidents Oath of office "so help me God." The words "One Nation Under God" have come before the Supreme Court in the " Pledge of Allegiance " case.  The ACLU has sued the Alabama Chief Justice for displaying a copy of the "Ten Commandments " in the state court house, and the momument was removed in August 2003. The ACLU, and the People for the American Way, and others have been outraged that a Christian and vigilant defender of the U.S. Constitution, like Attorney General John Ashcroft, could be named as the head of the Department of Justice and have filed law suits against the Justice Department for deporting aliens that are in this country illegally some of whom may be terrorist or supporting terrorist. Read Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points Memo on the ACLU secularist movement.

"If you oppose God, you oppose America."
John Witherspoon signer of the Declaration of Independence & President of Princeton College.

Last Update Jun. 2015