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Thursday, February 16, 2006

TaX DollarS for DrugggieS

The American Civil Liberties Union is launching an effort to restore aid to students barred from financial assistance under the federal Higher Education Act (HEA) because they have been convicted of a drug-related offense. your tax dollars at work

The Higher Education Act was passed by Congress in 1965 to provide financial resources for education to those who could not otherwise afford tuition. According to the legislation, the law was intended to “strengthen the educational resources of our colleges and universities and to provide financial assistance to students in postsecondary and higher education.”

The ban on financial aid for drug-related convictions was added as amendment to the HEA in 1998.

This the ACLU's ahem..intellectual rebuttal..
"Drug convictions are the only infractions for which students are denied financial aid. Because such aid is based on need, the Drug Provision has hit poor and middle-income students the hardest. The Drug Provision also unfairly affects racial minorities, who are disproportionately targeted for drug law enforcement."

Hits poor and middle income students?..um..Could that be because they were convicted of the drug related offense?
Oh this is classic: racial minorities?..meaning whom?..blacks, hispanics?. ..
Are being "targeted"?

We're talking about people who were convicted...what part of convicted is hazy?..difficult to comprehend?

The ACLU's hypocrisy is endemic in every cause they choose. No one is accountable for his or her behavior.Yet again they play the race card by insinuating that the drug dealers and users are the victims and obvious targets,- hoping yet again to incite reactions that pass for political point-scoring.
What is the ACLU's agenda hmmmmmm....

When the ACLU intervenes,I think the nation should just hold their collective nose...cuz something smells awfully fishy around here.

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  • At 9:08 AM, Blogger Middle Class Guy said…

    The lunacy just keeps rolling along. I wonder how they would feel if convicted felons wanted to become lawyers? I mean, doesn't the prohibition against convicted felons becoming lawyers discriminate against minorities, since most are minorities. Shouldn't convicted felons have the same rights as any other person to become a lawyer?

    I mean there is not much difference between the ACLU and criminals, except the ACLU robs us with a briefcase instead of a gun.

  • At 2:40 PM, Blogger Iran Watch said…

    While I was young and going to college I made a few mistakes including smoking a few bowls. Fortunately I was never arrested/convicted and after college went into the military and never smoked pot again. I think overall I support the policy of not allowing student loans to those convicted of drug offenses but we know if some rich kid is arrested he would probably get a walk while an underprivileged kid would be just out of luck.

  • At 2:42 PM, Blogger Iran Watch said…

    Of course the rich kid wouldn't need a student-loan.

  • At 3:17 PM, Blogger Lawman said…

    LOL luv your last comment MCG. Sadly, there is a lot of truth in it though.

    I'm all for denying benefits to convicted felons. Some will argue only the economically challenged will be convicted of drug posession. I submit only those who are caught with drugs will be convicted. Yeah, I know. The socially privelidged will hire some slick lawyer to get the charge reduced or dismissed altogether. But as Iran Watch so elequently put it, they won't need student loans anyway.

  • At 3:48 PM, Blogger dag said…

    I'll post this here first before breaking this heart breaking news elsewhere.

    I apologise to all Muslims for the recent Qur'an burnings in and around Vancouver, Canada. There have been a number of secret meetings in the city and environs during which people have burnt Qur'ans.

    I find this deplorable, and I am sorry to write that it happened at all. I urge all concerned to stop burning Qur'ans. The planned Qur'an burning should not take place. Those in Burnaby, Surrey, and White Rock who burned Qur'ans have already received copies of this plea, and I hope those in North Vancouver and Haney will also receive them soon.

    I understand that those who meet to burn Qur'ans in New West Minster are refusing to cease their activities. This is shameful. Please, do not continue this activity.

    The Qur'an burnings planned for tomorrow evening in the above mentioned cities should not take place.

    Those who are expressing a wilingness to join this activity in such places as Prince George and Penticton should consider the depths of feeling this will provoke in our Muslim communities, and simple prudence should encourage them to cease all such considerations immediately.

    I ask that all concerned forward this notice to people who might be similarly concerned. I think it's high time that we inform our Muslim friends that even though there are dozens of Qur'an burnings going on in Vancouver weekly that it represents only a small minorty of extremists, not the vast majority of peaceful citizens here who know that Islam is a religion of peace.

    Thank you, Dag.

  • At 4:26 PM, Blogger Karl m said…

    why would the aclu launch an effort to restore AIDS????
    Does this mean that Slick Willie Clinton can now go back on financial assistance eventhough he never inhaled!!
    what about an MBA program for drug distribution "Crystal Methodology".."One hundred and one uses for medical Marijuana". .Affirmitive Action..the underprivledged should be given 2 get out of jail free cards...just to keep everything up to quota...the nerve of law enforcement to enforce..

  • At 4:55 PM, Blogger Tovya @ Zion Report said…

    Poor victims... the MAN forced them to smoke those crack rocks...

  • At 6:00 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said…

    lolz Tovya..trudat
    o yea MCG..convicted felons az lawyers..works for me
    IW...u right ..but so is lawman..heh.

    Karl M..Crystal methodology..I think ure on to something...grinz

  • At 6:17 PM, Blogger Lady Jane said…

    Isn't it disgusting that the ACLU cares more about the rights of criminals and terrorists, people who hurt our country, than they do about us, the victims?

  • At 12:58 PM, Blogger Timmah420 said…

    I don't know what kind of drugs Karl M is on to be writing like that, but I want some.

    I think the point here is that a young kid could get caught and slapped with a possession charge for getting caught smoking a joint, and that should ruin his entire future? That kind of thinking isn't very empathetic.


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