If Donald Trump Implements His Proposed Policies, We’ll See Him in Court

This morning, Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States, and the ACLU has a message for him.

President-elect Trump, as you assume the nation’s highest office, we urge you to reconsider and change course on certain campaign promises you have made. These include your plan to amass a deportation force to remove 11 million undocumented immigrants; ban the entry of Muslims into our country and aggressively surveil them; punish women for accessing abortion; reauthorize waterboarding and other forms of torture; and change our nation’s libel laws and restrict freedom of expression.

It's time to fight

These proposals are not simply un-American and wrong-headed, they are unlawful and unconstitutional. They violate the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and 14th Amendments. If you do not reverse course and instead endeavor to make these campaign promises a reality, you will have to contend with the full firepower of the ACLU at every step. Our staff of litigators and activists in every state, thousands of volunteers and millions of card-carrying members and supporters are ready to fight against any encroachment on our cherished freedoms and rights.

One thing is certain: We will be eternally vigilant every single day of your presidency. And when you leave the Oval Office, we will do the same with your successor as we have done throughout our nearly 100 years of existence. The Constitution and the rule of law are stronger than any one person, and we will see to that. We will never waver.

Read our Constitutional analysis of the public statements and policy proposals of Donald Trump

 

 

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Anonymous

Really, your socialist criminal bitch candidate lost. The people want change, illegal means against the law, what doesn't your left wing brain understand

Anonymous

Why weren't you there when Obama paid money for a hostage held by terrorists? Did you the ACLU have a problem with that Obama decision. If you did, you didn't make a difference.

Anonymous

Amen

Anonymous

How about protecting 2A as well?

Anonymous

Lets look at something. If a person is in this country illegally, that person has no constitutional rights. The constitution is for American citizens not illegals.

Anonymous

Well why wouldn't you all fight the right of us christians. We were denied the right to pray out loud or in our schools, and yes I'm a born u.s citizen. You did mention freedom didn't you. I understand some people are not Christians and are offended by it. Well I'm not gay and I'm uncomfortable by having to use the same restroom with someone that is. You did use the word freedom didn't you?

Anonymous

Hillary wanted to do away with the constitution! Especially the 2nd amendment! Such angry people! But a nine month abortion doesn't bother you! Leave him send all those people to your house and take money out of your pay to feed all of them! We have Americans starving and jobless! I had to suck up Obama and his spending so suck it up!!! He earned his way it was the people's choice! Get over it!!

Jack

ACLU is a communist front. Aren't you the ones who defend flag burning? Give me a break!

Anonymous

To the morons that support Trump booting out 11 million illegal immigrants; MOST not "SOME" are GOOD people, and alot of them have children born here on American soil, those kids are AMERICANS. I will NEVER support deporting American citizens!!

Anonymous

Protect us ACLU - very concerned and worried!

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