19 11 2016

In  a full-page New York Times statement yesterday, the ACLU has rushed into the lead to man the barricades against Trump and his appointees.   Key passages:

Specifically, you promised to:

  • amass deportation force to remove 11 million undocumented immigrants
  • ban the entry of Muslims and institute aggressive surveillance programs targeting them
  • restrict a woman’s right to abortion services
  • reauthorize waterboarding and other forms of torture
  • 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, and would violate the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution, as well as other statutes and international treaties.”

Unprecedented legal and social, as well as political battles lie ahead.  We live in very frightening and dangerous times and yes unprecedented times.