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The ACLU’s Sounds of Silence

jmeissner Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 10:33 PM
The American people have started public meetings with invocations and prayer since our nation’s founding and the sky has never fallen. So what’s all the silly hysteria about? Could it be bigotry, intolerance, and Christianophobia? Why hasn’t Simon already sued the 67% of Miami-Dade municipalities that begin sessions with formal prayer? He certainly has had more than enough time to file! Those in charge of ACLU Florida would do well to retire Mr. Simon before he inflicts more damage to the group’s good name and financial resources, like needlessly wasting donors’ money on laughable, frivolous lawsuits that, frankly, don’t have a prayer.

In George Orwell’s futuristic novel 1984, a tyrannical government masks its activities through the use of Newspeak — saying or doing something opposite of what the word means.

The operative slogans are: War Is Peace; Freedom Is Slavery, and Ignorance Is Strength.

A current variant comes to mind, courtesy of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Florida branch, which is threatening to sue the Miami-Dade government for voting to replace a moment of silence before County Commission meetings with a prayer.

In other words, the ACLU, self-proclaimed defender of the constitutional freedom of speech, prefers silence, which the formerly...