Ever since Donald Trump was falsely elected President of the United States, it seems he finds a way to spit on American values everyday. In fact, his hateful rhetoric has sent many looking for help, but where have they been turning to?
The American Civil Liberty Union (ACLU) has Trump at the top of their list. For nearly a century the ACLU has tirelessly to protect the individual rights citizens are guaranteed by the constitution. Since Donald Trump was elected, they’ve TRIPLED their membership taking 1.2 million people under their protection and have received over $80 million in donations.
Here’s what Anthony D. Romeo, the ACLU’s executive director, had to say:
“President-elect Trump, as you assume the nation’s highest office, we urge you to reconsider and change course on certain campaign promises you have made. These include your plan to amass a deportation force to remove 11 million undocumented immigrants; ban the entry of Muslims into our country and aggressively surveil them; punish women for accessing abortion; reauthorize waterboarding and other forms of torture; and change our nation’s libel laws and restrict freedom of expression.
“These proposals are not simply un-American and wrong-headed, they are unlawful and unconstitutional. They violate the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. If you do not reverse course and instead endeavor to make these campaign promises a reality, you will have to contend with the full firepower of the ACLU at every step. Our staff of litigators and activists in every state, thousands of volunteers, and millions of card-carrying supporters are ready to fight against any encroachment on our cherished freedoms and rights.
“One thing is certain: we will be eternally vigilant every single day of your presidency and when you leave the Oval Office, we will do the same with your successor.”
Through being elected, Donald Trump has created his own enemy, and they’re a force to reckoned with. This isn’t their first battle with the President either. The ALCU went after FDR for his deployment of Japanese internment camps. The ACLU has the numbers and funding… Trump better watch his back.