ACLU Membership

I got my ACLU membership card yesterday. Very exciting.

Maybe it’s just me. I always thought someone saying, “Bob is a card carrying member of the ACLU!” was an accusation, coming from our McCarthy-era past. It’s obviously nothing to be ashamed of–in fact, one should take pride in supporting such an organization. But the phrase was just one of those things people said. It wasn’t a slogan or anything.

But I was wrong. I guess the ACLU takes it to heart. With my membership card, they also sent me a decal that reads: “Card Carrying Member” with the ACLU logo at the bottom.

Anyone else amused by that…?

Ok, just me.


[tags]atheist, atheism, ACLU, Joseph McCarthy, card carrying member[/tags]

  • http://musings.meanderwithme.com Allison

    No, it’s not just you. In fact, that slogan alone makes me want to join.

    But, only if I can get a bumper-sticker informing the world of my status. In my liberal home (Santa Fe), no one would care, but the reactions would be priceless in Colorado Springs when I visit my (fundie) family.

  • txatheist

    It’s a good jingle but I joined the ACLU and the FFRF for what they do, not the jingle. I loved the discussion with my fundy grandma. It’s makes me grateful they stand up for free speech. You should of heard the things she said about the ACLU. It was entertaining free speech.

  • Karen

    But, only if I can get a bumper-sticker informing the world of my status.

    Oh, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen that bumper sticker around L.A. at least a couple of times. ;-)


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