Wednesday, October 13, 2004

ACLU Ohio Commercials

Okay, you can call off the suicide watch. I apologize for yesterday's grumbling post. Hope I didn't make too many other people depressed, but that's the good thing about a blog, journal...what have you. You can blow off a little steam, whine a bit, and your wife doesn't have to take the brunt of it. She says "thank you," by the way.

Now on to the main subject: This ACLU commercial has been airing in Cincinnati (maybe it's nation wide?) on a very frequent basis. Not until today did I notice something missing. Did you notice it? Go ahead, take another look, I'll wait.

The PATRIOT act was designed and passed in the Congress on a wide spread basis (with Kerry and Edwards' votes) in response to the attacks of 9/11. Those attacks were carried out and sponsored by Muslims. The PATRIOT act will most likely be used against terrorist who are Muslims. The people in the commercial look like a bunch of Lutherans, Episcopalians, Baptists and A.M.E. churchgoers.

Would the commercial have the same effect if the words - or just a few- were said by a women in a burka or a Islamic man in traditional dress. Like I see everyday in the heartland city of Cincinnati? Probably not, most Americans would say, "Yeah, go ahead and do a roving wiretap on those people." And I would agree with them. I don't want anyone else to be killed.

I've already complained about the silence from the Muslim community here and here. I actually like the ACLU and the commercial has a valid point, but does the ACLU have to be silent also....unless I missed the terrorist attacks by Missouri Synod Lutherans in Minnesota or Long Island Prebyterians.

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