Trump Derangement Syndrome will continue: ACLU launches nationwide training on protest and resistance

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Gee…I wonder who is financing this?

From ABC News: The American Civil Liberties Union staged a nationwide training event Saturday to make sure people are aware of their rights as protesters and urge organized, public resistance by those opposed to policies of President Donald Trump.

Organizers said the event at a sports arena on the University of Miami campus was livestreamed to locations in all 50 states. ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said 200,000 people had signed up to attend one of an estimated 2,000 local events.

The event, staged in town hall style, was aimed at capitalizing on numerous demonstrations since Trump’s election in November and to make sure people know their rights to protest, Romero said. He said priority issues are immigration, the First Amendment free speech and religious freedom rights, civil and reproductive rights and rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people.

“We will bring all the lawsuits necessary to defend these rights,” Romero said. “We’ll do the work in the courts. You do the work in the streets. People are motivated. They want to be engaged.”

The ACLU also launched a new grassroots online organizing platform called PeoplePower.org. It’s billed as a way for people considering a local protest or rally to connect and coordinate with others around the country with similar intentions, and to provide details of ACLU initiatives.

Another plan is creation of “freedom cities” around the country that would encourage local officials to pass laws resisting Trump policies such as stepped-up deportations of people living in the country illegally, said Faiz Shakir, ACLU national political director.

Other parts of Saturday’s event detailed the rules for demonstrations on streets, sidewalks and in public parks, and the rights people have when arrested such as the right to remain silent. ACLU attorney Lee Rowland said large demonstrations generally require a local permit, but government can’t typically shut down protesters in public places without good reason. “The government can’t censor you just because it disagrees with your opinion,” Rowland said.

Also speaking at the event was Padma Lakshmi, an Indian-born cookbook author, actress, model and television host. She said she emigrated to the U.S. at age four and said the nation appears to be retreating from its welcoming ways. “Lately I’ve started to feel like an outsider,” she said. “What makes America great is our culture of inclusion. We must not tolerate the intolerance.

DCG

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25 responses to “Trump Derangement Syndrome will continue: ACLU launches nationwide training on protest and resistance

  1. I don’t see it listed but by their platform the ACLU is obviously funded by the same SOROS-linked PROVACATEURS that need to be rounded up and charged with domestic terrorism, their platform is codeword for LGBT destruction of our values, turn our society upside down (we are actually having arguments over men going into little girl’s bathrooms now, and whether it is your right to practice satanism, or whether a man has a right to your little boy (see NAMBLA) )-ACLU has NEVER conducted such a public CHARADE in their existence, and should be SHUT DOWN

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    • It falls upon the parents now days to defend their own children in public bathrooms. The government is useless. As to the right to practice satanism, I am sorry, but yes, it is your right to practice satanism, or atheism, or scientology, or any other thing you choose to. The first amendment means you can practice any or no religion, as long as you do not infringe on someone else’s rights.

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      • It doesn’t appear to me that sunaJAeon was questioning your right to practice the religion of your choice. Rather, suna was questioning the motive of the ACLU.

        The First Amendment doesn’t mean I can practice any or no religion as long as I do not infringe on someone else’s right – it applies to the government’s role in my right to practice the religion of my choice. I can choose to practice whatever religion I wish, and the government cannot put laws in place to limit my freedom. Yet…that freedom is not absolute (i.e., you can’t perform human sacrifices).

        The First Amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion and ensuring that there is no prohibition on the free exercise of religion.

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        • DCG, You missed the last line of my post, where I said that you could not infringe upon anyone else’s rights. I think that human sacrifice might cross the line of infringing upon someone else’s rights. And even though we might not like it, ever since Marbury vs Madison, the SCOTUS tells us what the constitution says. And they have broadened the first amendment to mean much more than what it says, to the point where some idiots won’t even allow children’s Christmas songs at Christmas programs, which are now called Holiday programs. Make no mistake, I think that the ACLU and the SPLC both need to be gone. But they are also free to do what they do, so long as they do not infringe upon anyone else’s rights.

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  2. We must not tolerate the intolerance.”

    Some people take over the language in an amazing way.

    It’s like saying (by the intolerance) that use the legitimate self-defense is intolerance.

    Absurd.

    Have had that come other cultures not Western to observe this.

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  3. Lemmings….
    Just sayn

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  4. Why don’t they lose their non-profit status because of this? Trump is already a declared candidate for 2020, so it’s against the rules for them to engage in partisan work against him. Right?

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  5. Partisan much, ACLU?

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  6. The ACLU is a Cabalist organization founded by Helen Keller, of all people, and Roger Baldwin (who lived to age 96). They are anti-American and anti-Christian of their very nature: Baldwin himself said, on a “60 Minutes” interview years back, that we had a moral responsibility to defend our enemies in order to prove our moral rectitude to them. I cannot recall his exact quote right now, but, clearly, he was implicating a moral suicide pact.
    In other words, he got Christianity exactly backwards. And this self-appointed organization of saboteurs has had its own useful idiots—Alan Dershowitz among them—ready, willing and able, to subvert the Rule of Law and our Constitution.
    The ACLU supports communism. They are evil. Don’t support them. But bookmark their website to see what they are up to.
    The ACLU has got to go.

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  7. ACLU = Anti Christian Liberties Union

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  8. Kevin J Lankford

    If all their concerns were for real, their issues legitimate or true, or their concerns actually legal or moral, they would not have to be staging events and paying for protesters. They would need only to set a date for the support of sincere, moral, and legitimate, protesters to organize, and violence and looting would not have to be a tool of their goal.

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  9. So now the ACLU has taken off its mask, too. May the Lord rebuke them, one and all.

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  11. So the ACLU has decided to train domestic terrorists. How long until we realize this is a civil war?

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  12. This is the same ACLU that can’t count to ten using the number two.

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  13. Do not underestimate this particular group. They are highly financed, well organized and have a agenda and it is worse than this…..article.

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    • Saw a tweet last night that the ACLU has $30M from Soros. No surprise there.
      Now is the time for conservative million/billionaire patriots to fund groups on our side.

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