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First Planned Parenthood and now the ACLU. Both have received records amounts of donations since the election of Donald Trump. People rightly fear for their constitutional democracy. The ACLU has threatened to sue Trump if he tries to implement any policies that are discriminatory. He is quickly becoming a lame duck.

 

 

 

ACLU Raises Record $7.2 Million In Wake Of Donald Trump’s Election

President-elect, meet the Constitution.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/aclu-record-donations-donald-trump_us_582a4065e4b02d21bbca588b

 

 

 

NEW YORK ― The American Civil Liberties Union has raised a record amount in donations since Donald Trump was elected to become the next president.

The organization announced Monday that in the past week it has received more than $7.2 million from 120,000 individual donations ― the biggest fundraising haul in the history of the civil liberties group.

“This is the greatest outpouring of support for the ACLU in our nearly 100-year history, greater than the days after 9/11,” Anthony Romero, the ACLU’s executive director, said in an emailed statement.

Months before the election, the ACLU released a report counting all the ways an eventual Trump presidency might represent an assault on the constitutional rights of all citizens ― including women, immigrants, Muslims and journalists.

The day after Americans elected Trump, the advocacy group renewed its call on the president-elect to backtrack on his troubling proposals or face legal action.

 

Should President-elect Donald Trump attempt to implement his unconstitutional campaign promises, we'll see him in court.

The ACLU told The Huffington Post that it had received close to 2,500 donations in response to a HuffPost article Wednesday that had listed ways in which Americans who were disappointed by the election result could respond. Romero said the outpouring of support in the days since will be used to make good on the ACLU’s promise to defend the Constitution, with the focus now being on looking after the rights of those involved in anti-Trump protests spreading nationwide.“Immediately, we are working across the country to protect the rights of protesters and ensuring those who voice their concerns know their rights,” he said. “We are also analyzing the civil liberties records of potential high-ranking federal appointees.”The ACLU said that other areas of action in the coming months will include blocking attempts to implement a mass deportation force, protecting DREAM Act immigrantswho may be targeted by the federal government, standing up against discrimination against Muslims and transgender Americans, and curtailing attempts to defund Planned Parenthood and similar healthcare providers.“Since our founding, we have held every president accountable, fighting for the rights of all Americans in courtrooms, legislatures and beyond,” Romero said.In a column published Monday in the New York Review of Books, the ACLU’s incoming national legal director warned that Trump’s administration could be “a disaster” for the rule of law but that resistance on several fronts might still serve as a check on his power.“We live in a constitutional democracy, one that is expressly designed to check the impulses of dangerous men,” wrote David Cole, a Georgetown law professor who will join the ACLU shortly before Trump is sworn into office. “It will do so if and only if we insist on it.”
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ACLU is a joke until they start defending the 2nd and 10th amendments.

 

And we don't live in a "constitutional democracy", we live in a " constitutional republic".

The 2nd Amendment is gets far more funding in its defense than any other Amendment in the Constitution.

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The 2nd Amendment is gets far more funding in its defense than any other Amendment in the Constitution.

 

Because it has to. As soon as the ACLU starts getting serious about every right, gun rights become instilled and not subject to political bullying.

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Get rid of the 1st and we'll still have the 2nd to put the 1st back in place. Get rid of the 2nd and the other 9 go away.

I don't think you understand. Free speech is the first thing to go when freedom is challenged. Guns won't matter.

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177326_600.jpg

 

 

 

First Planned Parenthood and now the ACLU. Both have received records amounts of donations since the election of Donald Trump. People rightly fear for their constitutional democracy. The ACLU has threatened to sue Trump if he tries to implement any policies that are discriminatory. He is quickly becoming a lame duck.

 

 

 

ACLU Raises Record $7.2 Million In Wake Of Donald Trump’s Election

President-elect, meet the Constitution.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/aclu-record-donations-donald-trump_us_582a4065e4b02d21bbca588b

 

 

 

NEW YORK ― The American Civil Liberties Union has raised a record amount in donations since Donald Trump was elected to become the next president.

The organization announced Monday that in the past week it has received more than $7.2 million from 120,000 individual donations ― the biggest fundraising haul in the history of the civil liberties group.

“This is the greatest outpouring of support for the ACLU in our nearly 100-year history, greater than the days after 9/11,” Anthony Romero, the ACLU’s executive director, said in an emailed statement.

Months before the election, the ACLU released a report counting all the ways an eventual Trump presidency might represent an assault on the constitutional rights of all citizens ― including women, immigrants, Muslims and journalists.

The day after Americans elected Trump, the advocacy group renewed its call on the president-elect to backtrack on his troubling proposals or face legal action.

 

Should President-elect Donald Trump attempt to implement his unconstitutional campaign promises, we'll see him in court.

The ACLU told The Huffington Post that it had received close to 2,500 donations in response to a HuffPost article Wednesday that had listed ways in which Americans who were disappointed by the election result could respond. Romero said the outpouring of support in the days since will be used to make good on the ACLU’s promise to defend the Constitution, with the focus now being on looking after the rights of those involved in anti-Trump protests spreading nationwide.“Immediately, we are working across the country to protect the rights of protesters and ensuring those who voice their concerns know their rights,” he said. “We are also analyzing the civil liberties records of potential high-ranking federal appointees.”The ACLU said that other areas of action in the coming months will include blocking attempts to implement a mass deportation force, protecting DREAM Act immigrantswho may be targeted by the federal government, standing up against discrimination against Muslims and transgender Americans, and curtailing attempts to defund Planned Parenthood and similar healthcare providers.“Since our founding, we have held every president accountable, fighting for the rights of all Americans in courtrooms, legislatures and beyond,” Romero said.In a column published Monday in the New York Review of Books, the ACLU’s incoming national legal director warned that Trump’s administration could be “a disaster” for the rule of law but that resistance on several fronts might still serve as a check on his power.“We live in a constitutional democracy, one that is expressly designed to check the impulses of dangerous men,” wrote David Cole, a Georgetown law professor who will join the ACLU shortly before Trump is sworn into office. “It will do so if and only if we insist on it.”

 

I joined.

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