Wonder no more.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union staged a nationwide training event Saturday to make sure people are aware of their rights as protesters and urge organized, public resistance by those opposed to policies of President Donald Trump.
Organizers said the event at a sports arena on the University of Miami campus was livestreamed to locations in all 50 states. ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said 200,000 people had signed up to attend one of an estimated 2,000 local events.
The event, staged in town hall style, was aimed at capitalizing on numerous demonstrations since Trump’s election in November and to make sure people know their rights to protest, Romero said. He said priority issues are immigration, the First Amendment free speech and religious freedom rights, civil and reproductive rights and rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people.
Here’s where it gets interesting:
Another plan is creation of “freedom cities” around the country that would encourage local officials to pass laws resisting Trump policies such as stepped-up deportations of people living in the country illegally, said Faiz Shakir, ACLU national political director.
They will resist Trump carrying out existing deportation orders, which is what is currently happening. This is why my father used to call it the American Criminal Liberties Union. For liberals, history always begins when a Republican is elected- sort of a historical Big Bang. obama deported more people than anyone else but that came before the Trump Big Bang so there is no record of it at the ACLU. The insanity is palpable:
That man is now on the verge of swearing a solemn oath to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” While it’s true that all presidents swear this oath and inevitably go on to abuse their powers, we believe the Trump administration poses the single greatest threat to civil liberties, civil rights, and the rule of law in modern memory. With such dark clouds appearing on the horizon, it would be irresponsible not to prepare for the inevitable storm. The day after the election, we took the president-elect’s extreme rhetoric seriously and began prepping for the incoming administration.
I would like to know exactly whose rights as Americans have been abridged or curtailed, something that is curiously absent from their all their bed wetting protestations. While they plead to be otherwise, the ACLU has been described as “venomously partisan.” That should surprise no one once you read the words of the Roger Baldwin, the founder of the ACLU:
“I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself… I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.”