Funny, I missed the ACLU getting all hot and bothered as Obama has been shredding the Constitution.
From BizPac Review:
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released a 28-page report Friday arguing most of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s governing agenda is unconstitutional, and promises to keep a running tally of all Trump’s policy goals that run afoul of the Constitution.
Titled “The Trump Memos,” the analysis encompasses the New York billionaire’s proposals on immigration, torture, libel, abortion, and government surveillance. It effectively serves as a blueprint for the legal arguments the ACLU would marshall when challenging Trump’s initiatives if elected president.
“Donald Trump’s proposed policies, if carried out, would trigger a constitutional crisis,” ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero wrote Wednesday in the Washington Post. “By our reckoning, a Trump administration would violate the First, Fourth, Fifth and Eighth amendments if it tried to implement his most controversial plans.”
“But we need to be prepared because the very freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution could come under a sustained attack by a President Trump in the Oval Office,” he continued. “If that day comes, make no mistake: We’ll be seeing him in court.”
OKAY! Way to go, Mr. Romero! Predictably, this leftist jerk is horrified at the thought that a Trump administration would actually enforce our immigration laws!
“Massive immigration enforcement would erode civil liberties of undocumented immigrants and U.S. citizens alike by leading to a systematic reliance on racial profiling and illegal detentions. Such a campaign would result in rampant Fourth Amendment and Equal Protection violations.”
The “civil liberties of undocumented immigrants?” So, let me get this straight. People sneak into the country, and suddenly they are covered by the Bill of Rights? Wrong. The Constitution applies to people under the jurisdiction of the United States. Yes, I am well aware of the efforts by the ACLU, in some cases successful, thanks to activist liberal judges, to change the system created by the Founders, but facts are facts. Oh, and by the way, not “undocumented.” ILLEGAL.
Here’s the really hilarious part. The ACLU is very concerned about Trump’s stated desire to change libel laws, which like so many members of the media, they consider an obvious affront to the First Amendment.
“Even assuming that the president had the authority to “open up our libel laws” by encouraging broader state law restrictions on defamatory speech or persuading Congress to pass a federal libel statute, such laws would still be constrained by the First Amendment, which protects, among other things, the freedoms of speech and of the press.”
Like the ACLU, I am also very concerned about the First Amendment, which is why I am horrified and appalled by calls by the democrats to spit on it by demanding the a future Supreme Court overrule the Citizens United case. Contrary to what most self-important, “politically involved” millennials and other low-information types believe, that case stands for the principle that free people can criticize political candidates even within 60 days of an election. Not only does Hillary Clinton want to make it illegal to criticize her, she also wants to trample on one of the important mechanisms built into the Constitution to safeguard liberty, separation of powers, by imposing a litmus test on any potential Supreme Court nominee! That is OUTRAGEOUS, and if the Left hadn’t been so successful over the last 50 years at dumbing down the population, average Americans would be stunned and horrified at the very thought of what she wants to do.
So to summarize, the ACLU is preparing to sue to protect the “civil rights” of illegal aliens and democrats who want to silence their opposition, in the event of a Trump victory.
Speaking of Mrs. Clinton, I can’t wait for the ACLU’s analysis of her plans if the unthinkable happens and she wins the election.