Where’s The ACLU When U Need Them? Mo And Iran

Think the ACLU, and the other civil and human rights groups, will rush to get involved? U.S. student arrested in Tehran while working on thesis project

Officials in the United States are looking into the recent arrest of an Iranian-American student in Tehran who was working on a research project on women’s rights in Iran.

Esha Momeni, a graduate student at California State University-Northridge, was arrested October 15 in Tehran for unlawfully passing another vehicle while driving, according to Change For Equality, an Iranian women’s movement.

ACLU? Human Rights Watch? Hello? It gets better

Iranian officials had promised Momeni’s family that she would be immediately released if the news of her arrest was not published, the organization said.

In other words, don’t publish our horrific abuses or else.

Perhaps the ACLU could explain what the Constitution actually means to Mo Dowd. Even in their highly skewed view of it, they still have a firmer grasp

..blah blah blah PDS blah blah Colin Powell blah blah the Republicans’ argument that using taxes to “spread the wealth” was socialist when the purpose of taxes is to spread the wealth; blah blah blah.

Uh, no, Mo. The purpose of taxes, per the United States Constitution, are that they are supposed to be apportioned among the States, just like Representatives, based on population (Article 1 Section 2), and “to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States.” Much of that welfare is laid out, such as a military, a navy, post offices and post roads, running courts, running the federal government, supporting patents (short version), and, oh, hell, you know what it means. Nowhere does it say the money should be used to take from those who are doing well and give it to the parasites of society as a handout.

PS: just to be clear, some people truly need a hand, and we should help them. With a hand up, not a handout.

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