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Thursday, August 10, 2017

ACLU Defends Milo’s First Amendment Rights

While the GOP hides the ACLU acts

---- When UC Berkeley was being burned down by Leftist Terrorism to prevent Milo from speaking the "Conservative" Republican Party was hiding under their desks.

(Daily Caller)  -  The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Wednesday to defend Milo Yiannopoulos’ freedom of speech.
The ACLU published two articles explaining its decision to fight on behalf of the conservative firebrand against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s restrictions on controversial advertising. Ads for Yiannopoulos’ new book, “Dangerous,” were initially posted in Metro stations and subway cars, but were later removed due over complaints from outraged riders.
The city-funded transit service claims that Yiannopoulos’ ads violated the policies it relied on to reject ads from three other organizations, including the ACLU.
In addition to defending itself and Yiannopoulos’ corporate entity Milo Worldwide LLC, the ACLU named two additional plaintiffs — Carafem, a healthcare network that specializes in getting women access to birth control and abortion medication; and the animal rights organization PETA.
All four organizations have little in common, but ACLU states that their differences “powerfully illustrate the indivisibility of the First Amendment.”
“Our free speech rights rise and fall together – whether left, right, pro-choice, anti-choice, vegan, carnivore, or none of the above,” the ACLU wrote.
“Here at the ACLU, we vehemently disagree with Mr. Yiannopoulos’ views. We work hard, every day, with the very communities he targets, to fight for equal rights and dignity for all,” wrote ACLU director James Esseks in a letter explaining the decision. “We recognize that his words cause grievous pain to many individuals, their families, and their loved ones. Speech like his hurts.”
“Yet even though we know how wrong-headed Mr. Yiannopoulos’ speech is, the ACLU today filed a lawsuit to defend his free speech rights,” he continued. “We did not take this decision lightly. We understand the pain caused by Mr. Yiannopoulos’ views. We also understand the importance of the principles we seek to defend.”
In other words, the ACLU does not agree with anything Yiannopoulos says, but will defend to the death his right to say it. Its decision is comparable to the defense of a variety of unpopular entities, including the Ku Klux Klan, the American Nazis, and the Nation of Islam.
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Don't Knee-Jerk
Sure the ACLU is screwed up at times, but always think for yourself.  So-called "small government" Conservatives have been defending unconstitutional Police State spying and tactics.  Meanwhile I have documented in this Blog how the ACLU has filed endless lawsuits to defend our Bill of Rights.
Don't knee-jerk.  Judge each story on its own.


Anonymous said...

ACLU is bonkers ...~
they are backing nesquick yannopoulos ?
America Left will go bezerk on it

Anonymous said...

See ?!
Even in America , biased ACLU , go to support Nequick right to free expression ...
On which other place on earth you found it out that ?
Cuba ?
Soviet Union ?
North Korea ?
Portugal ?

Anonymous said...

we heard that are places in europe like berkeley "redfascist" rats dem , in which Milo would not be allowed to speak , or write it down those words of his ...
but murder maduro will be welcome there , as a true freedom fighter ...

Anonymous said...

that chancellorville thing a well organize SPIN deal ...