North Carolina Senate candidate Deborah Ross is defending her record as head of the ACLU claiming, according to the AP, that she “defended freedom.”
In some sense, that is true. Consider her work in 2001 opposing a bill that would “require public libraries and schools to use filtering software on school computers to protect minors from obscene materials or materials harmful to minors through the internet.”
And who can forget the stellar work of Ross’s ACLU a year earlier whenit took on the Transylvania Library for the right of children 16 or older to be able to view whatever kind of obscene material they wanted at the public library.
We also would be remiss in not pointing out Ross’s crusade to free North Carolina from the tyranny of school prayer, the phrase “In God We Trust,” the Ten Commandments, and Christmas carols.
“In the whacky world of Deborah Ross children would be prohibited from singing Christmas carols in school, but free to look at obscene material in public libraries. If that’s the kind of values and ‘freedom’ she wants to fight for, perhaps she would be better off running for office in California, not North Carolina.” – Senate Leadership Fund Spokesman Ian Prior