ACLU Involved In Illegal Domestic Surveillance

The ACLU has been all over the place condemning the Bush administration for programs designed to spy on terrorists. The ACLU has deemed that these programs are illegal and that Bush has broken the law. It appears the ACLU has secretly been involved in a bit of the thing they openly condemn.

The American Civil Liberties Union is using sophisticated technology to collect a wide variety of information about its members and donors in a fund-raising effort that has ignited a bitter debate over its leaders’ commitment to privacy rights.

Some board members say the extensive data collection makes a mockery of the organization’s frequent criticism of banks, corporations and government agencies for their practice of accumulating data on people for marketing and other purposes.

The group’s new data collection practices were implemented without the board’s approval or knowledge and were in violation of the ACLU’s privacy policy at the time, according to Michael Meyers, vice president of the organization and a frequent internal critic. He said he had learned about the new research by accident Nov. 7 during a meeting of the committee that is organizing the group’s Biennial Conference in July.

He objected to the practices, and the next day, the privacy policy on the group’s Web site was changed. “They took out all the language that would show that they were violating their own policy,” Meyers said. “In doing so, they sanctified their procedure while still keeping it secret.”

Replace ACLU with NSA and insert Bush Administration in the appropriate places in the above piece and the ACLU would be out claiming violation of rights. But in typical lefty style the communist organization quietly changed its privacy policy and continued the practice. In other words, they feel it is OK for them to do what they say is illegal for the administration to do. We need to get rid of this organization and we need to do it yesterday.

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One Response to “ACLU Involved In Illegal Domestic Surveillance”

  1. Robert says:

    Hey there BD, I just stopped by to let you know I did not delete your link on my site, I’m having a little trouble repairing some of my links after my upgrade.
    ACLU, what a joke.