Karen Burke writes:
Yes, the ACLU has so demonized the word American that I fear all of the gays lesbians, terrorists, and criminals they have come to represent would find the name American Civil Liberties Union offensive. We can’t have anybody offended now, can we? In fact, thanks to that organization the word ''American'' is now more offensive than Christ. Hitler and Nazi seem to be quite popular these days, though, not offensive at all to be a genocidal maniac.
I am offended each and every time my liberties are stolen from me because I am a white, heterosexual, Christian. I am offended that I am no longer a free person in the land of the free. I am not free to teach my children of Christ or morality because I might offend the immoral. I am not free to voice my opinion without being accused of racial profiling or charged with a hate crime. ... IT’S CALLED FREEDOM...AND I WANT MINE BACK!
There is one thing that is conspicuous by its absence in all of Burke's perfervid rhetoric: actual examples of how she has lost her freedom or what liberties have been stolen from her. When did someone tell her that she can't teach her children about her god or moral values? When was she told that she would be charged with a hate crime for expressing her opinion?
Such things probably haven't happened. While most people would find themselves discomfited to write about the "loss" of liberties they still have, Karen Burke seems positively shameless in her choleric attacks on others for daring to be "offended." Part of the problem is the fact that while people may talk about certain things "offending" them, ACLU court cases are brought over violations of constitutional protections rather than incivility.
Instead of demanding her "freedom" back, perhaps she should spend more time trying to figure out where she lost her reason and common sense.