The American Civil Liberties Union: Resisting Trump’s headlong race towards destroying our democracy.
You know, I rarely post anything to my blog relating to politics. As a writer of books and a 30-year career educator, I have deliberately avoided public declarations involving political parties and governmental actions, or inactions.
With the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States, and his actions soon after being inaugurated, I can no longer remain silent.
And what I am hoping is that others like me who see the Trump administration as a threat to our democratic institutions also finally enter the field of battle.
It is time. We can wait no longer.
The horrific executive orders now flying out of the White House, such as the Muslim Ban, need to be counteracted with all due haste. And to help make that happen, I have chosen the ACLU as my standard bearer.
The ACLU is already acting as the tip of the spear in this legal fight, and I encourage you to join/support that organization and its tremendous efforts in addition to whatever else you might do or already be doing to resist this increasing peril.
FYI. Here are just a few of the crucial stands the ACLU has made:
1925 – THE SCOPES CASE
The ACLU hired the famous attorney Clarence Darrow to defend teacher John Scopes when Tennessee charged him with violating a state law against the teaching of evolution.
1942 – THE INTERNMENT OF JAPANESE-AMERICANS DURING WWII
The ACLU denounced the federal government’s internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans in prison camps.
1954 – BROWN v. BOARD OF EDUCATION
The ACLU supported the NAACP in the legal battle against school segregation.
1973 – REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
The ACLU support of a woman’s right to privacy in deciding whether she will continue a pregnancy or not. Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton
So! It’s time!
Please conisder joining me by being part of the solution to this incredible threat to our democracy.