Playing with peoples’ heads

I just love playing with peoples’ heads. I love the surprise effect it has when people can’t pigeon-hole me.

Today was one of those days.

I had the pleasure of introducing the executive director for the Maine Civil Liberties Union. She was presenting at Rotary on the federal governments’ so-called RealID program.

Maine was the first state to “opt-out” of this undebated national identity card program. A program that dictators like those in Germany and Rwanda use to track people and weed out ethnic or political groups.

I’m so glad for groups like the ACLU and the MCLU. I don’t agree with all their issues. But I sleep much sounder knowing there are watch dog groups out there protecting my civil liberties. Liberties that are so callously tossed away by otherwhise rational people.

Today I got some of the same looks I get when I tell people I’m a pastor and that I brew beer.

Priceless.

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and FundraisingCoach.com. He's also the executive director of TheNonprofitAcademy.com and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to http://thenonprofitacademy.com/21waysebook

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. rich

    ACLU….eesh

  2. Marc

    🙂

  3. Benedict

    I’m with you, man. And I sure do prefer the ACLU to the ACLJ…

  4. Marc

    Thanks Benedict.

    I’m sure both have a part to play. 🙂

  5. Benedict

    Point taken, my friend! 😀

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