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A challenge for the ACLU

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This letter is in reply to Jack Meyer's letter to the opinion page dated June 19, in which he stated, "You can say what you like about the ACLU, but I think you should know they'd fight for you just as readily as anyone else who was being oppressed." Really?

Well then, where has the ACLU been in the fight to protect the rights of individuals to keep and bear arms? The ACLU has clearly made it known that its position on the Second Amendment is not in sync with the Supreme Court's rulings for over 200 years that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right — not only a collective right. The founders' intent concerning the Second Amendment is crystal clear for all who care to read any historical references to any debate on the Second Amendment.

I would take it from its attitude on the Second Amendment that the ACLU is defending the right of the politicians in Washington to infringe "upon our rights," not the other way around.

All right, I'm going to say "what I want" and challenge the ACLU to get in the fray and fight for the amendment in the Bill of Rights that makes it possible for all the other basic rights to be a reality.

Fight for our right to prevent tyrannical government as the Founding Fathers intended, ACLU, and for our God-given right to defend ourselves and our families. Maybe then I would be inclined to believe the ACLU is not just another self-serving organization with a hidden political agenda.

Ron Meachum

Parowan