ACLU Abandons Defense of Free Speech in Favor of Liberal Political Activism

ACLU Abandons Defense of Free Speech in Favor of Liberal Political Activism – In a confidential memo, American Civil Liberties Union staffers suggest the legal organization should weigh the “defense of speech” against the cause of “equality and justice work” it has apparently committed to. Elsewhere in the memo, however, the attorneys state further that a free speech case should be weighed against the potential effect “on marginalized communities” and if there are “structural and power inequalities” in the community where the free speech case originated. “This is simply announcing their move away from civil liberty defense to becoming an ideologically-driven organization,” observes attorney Abe Hamilton, general counsel at the American Family Association. Hamilton says the ACLU has chosen the “social justice warrior ethic” over fighting for freedom and liberty.
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