The Manhattan Civil Liberties Privileges Union

The ACLU doesn’t quite make it official – but leaked memos show that the former civil liberties and current “civil liberties” group doesn’t really fuss with actual freedom much anymore:

The American Civil Liberties Union will weigh its interest in protecting the First Amendment against its other commitments to social justice, racial equality, and women’s rights, given the possibility that offensive speech might undermine ACLU goals.

“Our defense of speech may have a greater or lesser harmful impact on the equality and justice work to which we are also committed,” wrote ACLU staffers in a confidential memo obtained by former board member Wendy Kaminer.

Hearing it from the proverbial horse’s mouth is really just making it offiicial-ish; it’s been pretty obvious for decades, on some issues (most notably the Second Amendment).

2 thoughts on “The Manhattan Civil Liberties Privileges Union

  1. Disappointing to see how the liberals have taken over and gutted another storied institution.

    But I disagree: the new name should be the Leftist Social Justice Union so that you know exactly what they stand for now. They really only support civil liberties as a tangential function anymore.

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