Sunday, September 09, 2007

Child porn and the ACLU

"A man who for 12 years served as president of the Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union was sentenced to seven years in prison yesterday for downloading what authorities said was some of the worst child pornography they have ever seen" (Washington Times).

Perhaps the rest of the ACLU should be investigated as well.

2 comments:

John said...

Wait, you're suggesting that an entire organization be investigated because one person broke the law in his personal life? Is that a standard you would want your workplace held to?

Dennis said...

Colleges like the one I work for are regularly "investigated" through internal and external audits, various accrediting agencies, and governmental reviews so we have nothing to hide.

The ACLU is an organization that has vigorously defended child pornography. I would just be interested in knowing whether their defense of child pornography is really constitutional or whether other factors are involved.

But you're right. I realize that you can't investigate a whole organization just because of one person broke the law. I was venting.