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

Why are you here illegally?

Jason mutherfuc...

Yes, everyone who disagrees with shorting in our constitution is illegal

Anonymous

Go to hell ACLU about time we take care of our own if I were you I would give the president support we do not want illegals and muslims entering our country go home pack it up!!!!!'

Anonymous

Your ancestors were immigrants, get over your selfishness and learn the golden rule. As an atheist it horrifies me how many Christians don't follow it. Set an example and start today.

Anonymous

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Anonymous

Lol. This IS home, and we're staying. We're among you, and we'll always be here. And I don't think you gave President Obama the support you are now asking others to give President Elect Trump. But I'm sure you don't see that as the words of a hypocrite.

Anonymous

I'm not an ACLU member, but as of your post I am donating money. Thank you for the inspiration to act on my belief in the Constitution of the United States of America and the hard work of my ancestors who arrived on the Mayflower. First Amendment. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petitition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Anonymous

r u from Russia? hello comrade!

Anonymous

Russian troll?

Anonymous

Who are 'OUR OWN"? People who look, act, think, live, learn, EXACTLY like you???? OUR OWN is a point of discussion.

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