ACLU hosts Constitution Day BBQ Saturday

September 15, 2016

constitution-dayIn celebration of Constitution Day, the San Luis Obispo County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is hosting a BBQ at Santa Rosa Park in San Luis Obispo on Saturday Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. The public is invited to join the local ACLU chapter for a BBQ, children’s games, speakers and a raffle.

For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Support the ACLU during a raffle of exiting items donated by the Range in Santa Margarita, Sycamore Springs in Avila Beach, Chablis Cruises in Morro Bay, the Pismo Beach Dive Shop, Pacific Energy, Cafe Roma, Ian McPhees, Pete Evans and Novo Restaurant and Lounge.

BBQ costs: $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Eats: Hamburgers, hotdogs, salads, desserts and beverages.

Constitution Day celebrates the anniversary of the unanimous vote by 12 state delegations to approve the Constitution and submit it to Congress on Sept. 17, 1787.



  1. 2much says:

    “For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.”……As long as you drink the cool aid.

    (5) 7 Total Votes - 6 up - 1 down
  2. slojustice says:

    First I want to respond to Kaiser Bill, people like you are ruining this country. Secondly, the aclu pretends the Second amendment does not exist. The aclu actually wants to weaken the Constitution.

    (11) 23 Total Votes - 17 up - 6 down
    • Kaiser Bill says:

      I am glad to be considered one of the people “ruining this country.” From you, that is a compliment.

      Do you really think your precious Second Amendment would even exist if Hillary wins?

      This reinforces my main point, The Constitution is worthless. We need a leader who will make things happen, thankfully it looks like we will get one come November.

      (-9) 11 Total Votes - 1 up - 10 down
      • San Louie says:

        “Do you really think your precious Second Amendment would even exist if Hillary wins?”

        Do you mean WILL it continue to exist? Of course it will. Amending the US Constitution requires a two-thirds majority vote in both the US House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the state legislatures.

        That’s not going to happen with respect to eliminating the Second Amendment — even with a popular president who isn’t detested by at least half of the voting populous of the US.

        (6) 8 Total Votes - 7 up - 1 down
  3. Jorge Estrada says:

    The ACLU is radically selective and from where I stand their agenda only uses the constitution for an excuse to carve very slanted social perspectives. Always sounds good but at what cost?

    (12) 26 Total Votes - 19 up - 7 down
  4. Sarboss says:

    Celebration of Constitution Day? Read a little not to hard to find books on the ACLU. They started out as an openly communist group, but had to change that stance, at least publicly, when Stalin’s atrocities and murder in the millions in Russia became common knowledge. They hate God, democracy, the military/cops, the middle class, and the nucleus family.

    (6) 38 Total Votes - 22 up - 16 down
  5. Rich in MB says:

    We are living in a Post Constitutional phase of American History…maybe the ACLU could do a little to help get us BACK to the Constitution!

    (13) 31 Total Votes - 22 up - 9 down
    • kettle says:

      They have been all along.

      (-4) 40 Total Votes - 18 up - 22 down
    • Kaiser Bill says:

      The Constitution is a worthless piece of paper and always has been.

      Laws are nothing if not for the men who make and enforce them.

      Lincoln suspended Habeas Corpus to win the Civil War, for example.

      This autistic attachment to a 200 year old piece of paper by conservatives is politically outmoded, and thankfully, dying with the 2016 Presidential Election.

      (-35) 37 Total Votes - 1 up - 36 down
      • Sulla says:

        Excuse me, and with all due respect, the Constitution of the United States was written on parchment, and not paper. But your point is well taken, Alexander Hamilton once observed (at the New York State Ratifying Convention), that all governments, even the most despotic, depend on public opinion.

        But in defense of Honest Abe, Article I of the Constitution states, in pertinent part: “The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, UNLESS WHEN IN CASES OF REBELLION OR INVASION the public Safety may require it.” [Capital letters supplied for emphasis].

        Even if you call the Civil War the “War Between the States” or the “War of Northern Aggression”, I think Abe was justified in identifying it as a “rebellion or invasion” which allowed Executive suspension for public safety.

        (20) 20 Total Votes - 20 up - 0 down
      • eradicate ignorance says:

        Kaiser Bill….you got torched. Well done Sulia.

        (3) 3 Total Votes - 3 up - 0 down

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