Date registered: May 2005
Vehicle: 2009 BMW Z4, 2005 SLK 200, 2004 S 280
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Religious Liberty: Defends the individual right of Americans of all religions to practice and/or display affirmations of their faith in public, but not on public property with government sponsorship or endorsement.
Separation of church and state; under this mandate, the ACLU:
Opposes the government-sponsored display of religious symbols on public property;
Opposes official prayers, religious ceremonies, and some kinds of "moments of silence" in public schools or schools funded with public money;
Full freedom of speech and of the press, including school newspapers;
Reproductive rights, including the right to use contraception and to have an abortion;
Full civil rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, including government benefits for homosexual couples equal to those provided for heterosexual ones;
Affirmative action as a means of redressing past discrimination and achieving a racially diverse student body;
The rights of defendants and suspects against unconstitutional police practices;
The decriminalization of drugs such as heroin, cocaine and marijuana;
Privacy as it "works to preserve the American tradition that the government not track individuals or violate privacy unless it has evidence of wrongdoing."
Immigrants' rights by "challenging unconstitutional laws and practices, countering the myths upon which many of these laws are based."
The ACLU has opposed some campaign finance laws such as the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, which it considers an inappropriate restriction upon freedom of expression. It does not have a policy of blanket opposition to all laws on campaign finance.
While the ACLU does oppose the use of crosses in public monuments, there have been false allegations that the ACLU has urged the removal of cross-shaped headstones from federal cemeteries and has opposed prayer by soldiers; such charges have been deemed to be urban legends.
I agree. These are good values for a democratic nation.
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