One of the most important ACLU loses came on December 20, 2005 and involved a Ten Commandments display in Mercer County Kentucky. ....
However, the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals handed the ACLU a significant defeat when they ruled that this same exact display is CONSTITUTIONAL. The difference between the two cases seems to be that Mercer County always included other historical documents in their display and therefore it was more easily determined to have a secular purpose.
The Court said, "Our concern is that of the reasonable person. And the ACLU, an organization whose mission is to ensure that…the government (is kept) out of the religion business, does not embody the reasonable person." The Courts opinion also rejected the ACLU's "repeated reference to the 'separation of church and state.' This extra-constitutional construct has grown tiresome. The First Amendment does not demand a wall of separation between church and state," the Court said.
"This case represents a huge victory and may signal the beginning of the end of dangerous, ridiculous rulings in favor of the ACLU. Whether the ACLU likes it or not this nation was founded upon the principles of Christianity. We are better off because of the principles taught in the Ten Commandments," said Don Swarthout, President of Christians Reviving America's Values, aka CRAVE. "The problem with the ACLU is that they do not offer anything concrete for us to pattern our lives after. The Ten Commandments are a pretty simple pattern for us to follow," Swarthout said.
Just as important was a case in the US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals who ruled that the same exact display as the one in the Mercer County Case was CONSTITUTIONAL in Elkhart County, Indiana. After the loss the ACLU has indicated that they will not appeal this case.
On December 2, 2005 the ACLU also lost its case against New York City where they were trying to stop random searches of passenger's bags who were boarding the subway system.
The ACLU had sued the City of New York after they instituted random bag searches on July 22, 2005 following the bombing of London's transit system. The ACLU's contention was that random searches of passenger's bags were an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.
The ACLU seems to favor protecting the rights of terrorists who want to kill law abiding citizens. "The truth is obvious. Terrorists and all others who do not respect the American way of life must be stopped in order to protect the life styles of law abiding American citizens," said Don Swarthout, President of Christians Reviving America's Values.
"The ACLU wants to protect the rights of criminals and terrorists. Why doesn't the ACLU want to protect the rights of law abiding citizens," Swarthout asked?
"The main stream media never talks about these cases where the ACLU loses! They seem to be quick enough to tell us about the cases where they have won, but they will not even mention the many cases where the ACLU loses," Swarthout added.
"We represent a large number of average people from all across America and we are fed up with the unfair treatment we receive from the media and from the ACLU who is a real danger to our nation's well being. Therefore, we have now written to every US Senator asking for an investigation into the activities and agenda of the ACLU. The ACLU was investigated by Congress in 1931 and it is time for that to happen again," Swarthout stated.