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October 13, 2005

Change the Seal or be Sued into Oblivion

Topics: Liberty

tijeras_logo.gifACLU, the great defenders of liberty, have struck again. In 1973, the citizens of Tijeras, N.M. voted to redesign their village seal to reflect their cultural heritage and added a small cross.

This heinous crime, committed more than 30 years ago, went unpunished until the righteous crusaders from the ACLU took note of it and decided that justice had to be served.

Because Tijeras is a small town of 500 people it did not have the resources to wage a legal battle against the large and powerful ACLU.

Fortunately for them, the Alliance Defense Fund came to their aid. Because of the ADF, Tijeras may be able to publicly acknowledge its cultural heritage.

"We have carefully reviewed the ACLU's allegations and believe the seal is entirely constitutional under the law," said ADF Senior Counsel Gary McCaleb. "The main feature of the city seal is not the cross but the Zia, which is a Native American religious symbol. The symbols of the seal reflect the history and culture of this ancient village. Many of the same design elements, such as the Zia, are found in the state flag. Why isn't the ACLU suing against the state flag?"

Bullies oppress the weak to further their self-interest. Thankfully there are true heroes, like the ADF, who are willing to take a selfless and principled stand on behalf of those who cannot defend themselves.

Unfortunately, It happens somewhere in America almost everyday. Some small school, city counsel or County Courthouse gets sued. - StoptheACLU

Posted by tim at October 13, 2005 12:07 AM



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