THE American Civil Liberties Union has again threatened to sue the Wood County school system over same-sex classes at Van Devender Middle School.
Sarah Rogers of the ACLU demanded that school officials sign an agreement to end the classes. Dean Furner, attorney for the school board, replied.
"However, after much study and debate amongst administration, myself and the board, the board voted to not sign this agreement," Furner said.
"We are in no way trying to be illegally discriminate or trying to undermine the goals and activities of the ACLU," Furner said in a letter.
"Nevertheless, we believe that our program is in compliance with the law and that we are conducting ourselves in a legally proper fashion by continuing with our single-sex program now in operation at Van Devender Middle School."
The ACLU has the luxury of concentrating on manning feminist bastions. Van Devender Middle School has the much more demanding challenge of nurturing actual girls - and boys.
Outside special-interest groups should not make that job any more difficult than it is.
The ACLU's highhanded, threatening behavior is offputting in the extreme.
REPUBLICAN Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia and Democratic Mayor Kasim Reed of Atlanta led a group of civic leaders who pushed for a $7.2 billion project to unsnarl traffic in Atlanta.
A ragtag collection that included the Sierra Club, the NAACP and the Tea Party opposed the proposal, which called for adding 1 percent to the sales tax.
On Tuesday, voters overwhelmingly defeated the referendum, 63 percent to 37 percent.
"Let this send a message," said Debbie Dooley, a Tea Party leader. "You have to earn our trust before asking for more money."
That's a message that resonates nationally.
The national debt is barreling toward $16 trillion, and $1.3 trillion annual deficits are projected for as far as the eye can see.
People are fed up.
The only surprise was that the vote against this proposal was not higher. People would rather wait in traffic than give the government another dime.
Given government's track record, that is understandable.