Friday, February 12, 2010

Why we need the ACLU

College student Nick George was handcuffed, interrogated and jailed for hours at the Philadelphia airport when he tried to bring English-Arabic flash cards on the plane to study on his flight back to school. 

Living in Boston and having lost close friends who were on flights that took off from Boston on September 11, 2001, I appreciate efforts to make flying safer.  However, I don't understand why individual liberties need to be compromised in that effort.

"We do not give up our constitutional rights when we choose to fly by plane."

This is why I really admire and support the work of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

For more information about what the ACLU is doing to help protect the LGBT community you can link here.

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