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

:) I would love to host some Muslim immigrants! Show them god's love

Shel_TR

You, sir, are exactly the reason that thoughtful Americans (and responsible citizens around the entire globe) find Drumpf, and his coterie, so utterly dangerous. Your blatant racism, of which you seem to be proud, is absolutely NOT what makes America great. It belittles America. You, and your fellow Drumpfers have made American small. And the world is the lesser for that.

Anonymous

Grammar is hard.

Anonymous

You are an imbecile. Truly.

Anonymous

Bigotry is the ugly form of ignorance. "Our own" come from every nation on Earth. Unless your family was on the Mayflower or you are 100% Native American, this applies to you.

Anonymous

What country did your family float in from? If your not Native your a foreigner in OUR COUNTRY. YOU GO HOME!!! AND TAKE TRUMP BACK TO SCOTLAND WHERE HALF OF HIS FAMILY FLOTED IN FROM.

Anonymous

I'll pray for you.

Anonymous

Go away, your cousin needs more butt sex, go give it to her.

Anonymous

Fuck you.

Daniel Gonelli

Anonymous: Pretty brace words from behind your computer and in your mom's basement . Hahahaha! You coward.

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