The American Civil Liberties Union or ACLU has been around for almost 100 years. They claim to be America’s “guardian of liberty”. Their website states that they work “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone”. However, various different occurrences involving the ACLU lead to the questioning of their reliability.
One of these occurrences was when the F.B.I raided Michael Cohen’s (Donald Trump’s lawyer) office and home seizing several documents. This was a direct violation of the attorney-client or lawyer-client privilege. The attorney-client or lawyer-client privilege states that any client of any lawyer has the right to refuse, to disclose, and to prevent anyone from disclosing any information between the lawyer and client. Donald Trump openly opposed the raid making this situation a clear violation of the attorney-client or lawyer-client privilege and the fourth amendment. Instead of taking action and following their promise to defend the laws of the United States and the constitution, the ACLU’s legal director commented on the raid calling it a “sign that the rule of law is still alive”.
Another one of these examples is how the ACLU is involving itself in Trump’s administration and campaign by openly accusing him of being racist, sexist, and unjust. They have even gone as far as publicly posting advertisements on their website asking for monthly donations to fight the Trump campaign. They have also claimed that Trump has violated American rights during his presidency. However, if this was true the liberals would have impeached him by now. Below the advertisement is shown.
Moreover, the ACLU has expressed that they are very avid about defending and preserving American rights and laws. The U.S Code in chapter one of title four states that (§8), “No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America.” It goes on to describe how to respect the flag during the raising and anthem playing of the flag and says (§9), “Persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, or if applicable, remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart.” Those excerpts clearly show how to respect the flag during the playing of the national anthem, but the ACLU put a petition on their website asking people to sign to protect the NFL players “right” to kneel during the national anthem. This is in direct opposition to the U.S Code, which they claim to follow. Below is a picture from their website advocating for the signing of the petition.
In conclusion, the ACLU claims to follow and defend the U.S constitution and laws. However, they oppose it to fulfill their liberal agenda frequently by supporting illegal investigations of Trump and the unethical, left wing anthem protests.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfvwHwwtFu8 (ABC News)