ACLU takes yet another poor stance

What’s the matter with North Carolina lawmakers, especially those dastardly Republicans who control both sides of the General Assembly? Don’t they realize by now that laws and regulations punishing the impoverished in any way just aren’t right?

In fact, the GOP must understand that the poor should be:

— Given free food anytime they ask for it — and probably even get it prepared for them.

— Given free housing anytime they want it — and even have it regularly cleaned for them.

— Given ballots to vote without having to bother registering, proving they are legal residents or that they are even still alive.

— Given free transportation — and even picked up without making a phone call (telepathically, perhaps).

— Given free medical coverage, preferably in their own free home.

— Given free clothing by ordering over the Internet on the free computer and free provider service that comes along with their free cell phone.

Sarcastic? Of course it is. But here is why we are simply sick and tired of organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union that constantly force us to bend over backwards and pay for services to the inherently lazy.

The latest non compos mentis thinking by the ACLU is that the state of North Carolina is acting unconstitutional when it upholds a law that revokes the driver’s license of anyone who does not pay a traffic fine and court cost within 40 days.

Now, for most of us, that practice is OK, according to the ACLU. But for anyone they deem poor, well then, now it’s unconstitutional because it apparently “disproportionately punishes impoverished residents in violation of federal law, taking away crucial means of self-sufficiency and further pushing them into poverty,” claimed a lawsuit filed recently.

So let’s see if we understand this: If a poor person speeds, causes an accident, parks illegally, runs a red light or whatever on our roads, and can’t or won’t pay the fine and court cost … we should just accept it and allow them to continue doing all of those things so they can drive to the DSS office and update their welfare information?

Hey ACLU numb-nuts, why not take it even further? Why not allow them to drink and drive or rob a convenience store or assault a police officer or anything else they want to do without the threat of incarceration? Because that, too, would take away “crucial means of self-sufficiency” and “further push them into poverty?” So let’s just do away with all laws for anyone whose main claim to fame is being rooted in a La-Z Boy recliner in front of the television surrounded by beer, chips and a mess of children.

The ACLU zealots should try to find some common sense and tell these folks there is a simple, three-step solution to their problems other than handouts and ridiculous lawsuits — get a job, work hard and become productive members of their community.

It’s a shame, though, that the ACLU wants to promote more leaches rather than help create a better society.



“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.” (Booker T. Washington)