Senator Jerry Apa gives the ACLU heck. (once again)
From today's Rapid City Journal letters to the editor:
Fact, not opinionMore yet to come? We'll see.
My erstwhile critic, William H. Fuller (Dec. 26 letter), stated, opinions do not always express the truth. He proceeded to prove his very words.
He claimed Roger Baldwin disavowed the radical left in 1939; but did he? I think not!
Peggy Lamson, the author of "Roger Baldwin Founder of the American Civil Liberties Union," questioned him about his renowned quote, "Communism is the goal." He responded, "Well I wouldn't take exception to that statement even today if it had been expressed less violently." The biography was printed in 1976, 37 years after Mr. Baldwin, according to Mr. Fuller's opinion, not fact, had renounced the radical left.
Don't forget Lynne Stewart, an ACLU lawyer, has been convicted and jailed for being a courier for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the convicted mastermind behind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, and overseas terrorist organizations. At her trial she stated: "I think my client is more important than the law. My cause is more important that the lives of innocent people."
I believe her quote expresses the ACLU's utter contempt and total disregard for the safety of the United States and the American people.
Sen. JERRY APA