whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution
and laws of the United States." (see also civil liberties
It works through litigation, legislation, and community education. The ACLU consists of two separate non-profits: the ACLU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization which focuses on litigation and communication efforts, and the American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)(4) organization which focuses on legislative lobbying
The ACLU has stood foursquare against the recurring tides of hysteria that from time to time threaten freedoms everywhere.
America needs a civil liberties union. It no longer has one. I still make my contribution because the ACLU still does some good, but if things don't change, it could become an enemy of free speech.
I'm glad the ACLU raises the objections it does, because it forces the government and Congress to be mindful of First Amendment rights.
Finally, the ACLU -- we talked about this yesterday and I -- and, you know, I have to pick on the ACLU because they're the most dangerous organization in the United States of America right now. There's by far. There's nobody even close to that. They're, like, second next to Al Qaeda|Al Qaeda.
[The ACLU is] thew worst vermin America ha ever tolerated. The worst vermin in America are the vermin in the ACLU.