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

Every time that man tries to take ANY of our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS from us, PLEASE DO SEE HIM IN COURT.
DONATE, EVERYONE, DONATE!!!!!
PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY.

Anonymous

By all means, "Let's see him in COURT"!
EVERY time he attempts to implement ANY policy that tramples on ANYONE'S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, "LET'S SEE HIM IN COURT"!
PROTECT all races; all religions; freedom of speech; freedom of the press; senior's Social Security; government workers. BAN HIS resurrection of torture; his deportation of immigrants; his refusal to accept refugees; his abhorent treatment of the handicapped and of war heroes. PROTECT US FROM THIS MAN! WE ARE BANDED TOGETHER AND STAND WITH YOU, AND ALL WHO ARE ABLE WILL PUT THEIR MONEY WHERE THEIR MOUTH IS! WHY???? To support your ever-vigilant PROTECTION OF AMERICAN'S RIGHTS !
I am glad the ACLU has A "BIGLY" (lol) , YUUUGE CADRE OF AWESOME LAWYERS.
YES, "LET'S SEE HIM IN COURT". LET'S "SEE HIM IN COURT SO FREQUENTLY THAT "MR. LITIGIOUS" HIMSELF TIRES OF COURT AND TIRES OF LOSING CASES.

jennifer harbury

Just posted this idea with an international network...but passing on the thought to Mr. Romero as well:

Out of desperation I have been wondering if there is anything that might be done about the new nomination for a Supreme Court justice. Obama's nominee was so brutally blocked. Is there not a reasonable argument that the Congressional leaders refusing to even interview him were refusing to exercise their discretion at all....and refusing to carry out a mandatory duty? Refusal outright to exercise any discretion is a constitutional violation, and we have been able to use that argument in the stark factual situations that arise down here in Texas.("I wont sign any u-visa forms for any damned wetbacks and you can't make me"..... We made him). Could a mandamus not be a good faith claim to bring right now before the inauguration? And a claim that no new nominees can be considered until the first one is properly considered? Final decision would lie with the current Supreme Court as it is now....Maybe despair has me hallucinating...but it seemed worth raising.

Anonymous

Mental Health Professionals have concurred that Trump exhibits EVERY hallmark of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and on a 1 -10 scale score a "10" for each hallmark. They ascertained that he has a Messiah Complex and a HUGE desire for power, go throw around. He parallels Hitler and Mussilini in said traits. Frighteningly, these professionals state that people with Trump's traits FAVOR BECOMING DICTATORS, IF GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY.
On the campaign trail, Trump made promises that fly in the face of democracy, and many of his followers feel comfortable giving him the Nazi Salute.
TWO NEW EVENTS THAT SMACK OF DICTATORIAL BEHAVIOR HAVE ME CONCERNED for OUR LIBERTIES.
1. Trump announced that he will initiate communiques with the public, when President, that will automatically go TO OUR PERSONAL TEXT SECTION OF OUR PERSONAL CELLPHONES. THE COMMUNIQUE WILL NOT BE BLOCKABLE. HE WILL BASICALLY BE TAKING AWAY OUR RIGHT TO CHOOSE WHETHER OR NOT WE WANT AN UPDATE. HE WILL BE SHOVING HIS COMMUNIQUES DOWN OUR THROATS. THAT SOUND DICTATORIAL AND AGAINST MY RIGHTS.
2. Trump chose to get mixed up in CARRIER'S BUSINESS. He made them hammer out a deal to maintain 1200 jobs in America (at great state taxpayers' expense. He bragged. The fact that 1300 additional Carrier jobs will still
go to Mexico was downplayed. Very disturbingly, Pence state that President Trump will HANDLE BUSINESSES ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS. He will be MICR-MANAGING companies, basically, telling them whether or not they can outsource, and how they should handle their business in order to avoid penalty or punishment. HE WILL BE INTERFERING WITH OUR LONGSTANDING FREE TRADE TRADITION, AND OUR RIGHTS TO HANDLE OUR BUSINESSES AS WE CHOOSE. All these things smack of the behavior of a dictator. He is frightening. PLEASE KEEP HIS EVERY MOVE UNDER CLOSE SCRUTINY. WE DO NOT WANT TO LOSE OUR DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOMS. WE DO NOT WANT THIS MAN TO GET ANY OPENINGS THAT WOULD ALLOW HIM TO DO WHAT MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS HAVE WARNED US ABOUT.
WATCH HIS EVERY MOVE, AND SEE HIM IN COURT UNTIL HE ACTUALLY GETS SICK OF BEING HAULED INTO COURT.PROTECT US ALL!
I AM VERY GLAD I JOINED THE ACLU!

Nick irland

This man is a savior! This country was created by people like him and should be ran by people like him. If you snowflake cuckholds don't like it move to Mexico.

Nick irland

Why does my comment need to be reviewed u liberals just can't stand free speech and logic.

Anonymous

Why is every comment on this website anti Trump?

Leith

Thank God the father for a better vetting system accessing heaven. (Jesus Christ). If God lets people access heaven illegally it would be a mess worse than the USA today. (I can see Oprah whinfry who suggested there's other ways than Jesus in heaven hiding out from God because she's illegally there lol.

So what do you say to those who comes legally? Would you rather build internment camps like in WW2 where Japanese Americans suffered and put all muslims there because of a bunch of nutballs killing people?

Give your heads a shake eh? why blame the government for illegal people staying? blame the illegal people for messing up the system, what are they hiding so much not to apply legally?

Jack_the_Ozzie

I think you should endeavour to be less high-mindedly hostile to your newly elected president, perhaps welcome him somewhat. Mr Trump is a very unusual man, a brilliantly gifted man. It seems to me he may be possessed of a certain genius. Anyway, he is indubitably popular among a certain strata of the American citizenry and has the ability to speak like them and to them, and to address their legitimate concerns about immigration, their consequent safety and the future composition of the American republic.
Remember immigration seems to have been one of the major issues in the recent election and in the last analysis immigration is only a government policy and the citizens DO HAVE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO VOTE ON IT AND TO FORM GOVERNMENT POLICY. Mr Trump has promised there will be no inhumane methods adopted in the deportation of undesirable aliens. Mr Trump prides himself on being a deal-maker he is not some kind of absolutist tyrant . Perhaps your organization the ACLU could begin by helping to devise some humane way of deportation for the criminals and potential terrorists instead of the legal sophistry of insisting anybody has some sort of "constitutional right " to be a citizen of the USA.

Anonymous

Really the A.C.L.U. wants to bash Trump and threaten him with court, however the A.C.L.U. in Oklahoma has allowed the violation of the civil liberties of the fourth, ninth, and fourteenth amendments as parents are protected by. This appauls me that our Federal Government is basically throwing a tantrum because they are unhappy, but yet ready to threaten with court action when they To are just as guilty of the acts they accuse others of doing.

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