Last updated on: 6/11/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

A. Schneider Biography

Title:
Retired US Air Force Captain
Position:
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“Far from attacking religious liberty, the ACLU is the premier organization in this country working to preserve religious liberty. It does this by making sure that no religious beliefs get mixed up with government in violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution. The United States was not founded as a Christian country. Many of the founders were deists who had good knowledge of the persecution (mostly by Christians against other Christians) that can occur when religion gets mixed up in government. They wanted the U.S. government to be secular and totally neutral with respect to religion, hence the First Amendment. The ACLU works hard to maintain that separation of church and state.”

June 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Retired US Air Force Captain
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU Good for America?