February 12, 2014
Letters to the Editor
Los Angeles Daily News
Re “ACLU sues L.A. County leaders over cross on county seal” (Feb. 6):
Shame on Supervisor Michael Antonovich for referring to the American Civil Liberties Union as “storm troopers” in his statement decrying the lawsuit against L.A. County’s wrong-headed decision to add a cross to the county seal. To equate the ACLU with the Nazi paramilitary group in Germany that attacked people because of their religion or political views is vicious.
As a child and grandchild of Holocaust survivors, I am deeply offended by this comparison.
Antonovich may disagree with the position taken by the ACLU, but he owes this venerable civil rights group — and the residents of L.A. County whom he serves — an apology for his poor choice of words.
Los Angeles Regional Director