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Dershowitz Blasts the ACLU for Becoming a ‘Hard-Left Political Advocacy Group’

"The ACLU is no longer a neutral defender of everyone’s civil liberties. It has morphed into a hyper-partisan, hard-left political advocacy group," Dershowitz wrote.

By NTK Staff | 06.12.2018 @6:48pm
Dershowitz Blasts the ACLU for Becoming a ‘Hard-Left Political Advocacy Group’

Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz blasted the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for abandoning its core mission and morphing into “a hyper-partisan, hard-left political advocacy group,” in an op-ed published in The Hill on Monday.

The ACLU’s recent announcement that it would become involved in electoral politics spurred Dershowitz, who served on the ACLU’s national board, to pen the op-ed.

“The ACLU is no longer a neutral defender of everyone’s civil liberties. It has morphed into a hyper-partisan, hard-left political advocacy group,” Dershowitz wrote. “The final nail in its coffin was the announcement that, for the first time in its history, the ACLU would become involved in partisan electoral politics, supporting candidates, referenda and other agenda-driven political goals.”

Dershowitz highlighted how, when he served on the ACLU’s national board, the organization was “deeply committed to core civil liberties, especially freedom of speech, opposition to prosecutorial overreach and political equality.”

“Its board members included Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, right wingers and left wingers, all of whom supported neutral civil liberties,” Dershowitz wrote.

According to Dershowitz, those days are long gone, as “the ACLU wears only one shoe, and it is on its left foot. Its color is blue. ”

“There is no longer any room in the ACLU for true conservatives who are deeply committed to neutral civil liberties. The litmus test is support for hard-left policies,” he wrote.

Dershowitz contends that the reason why the ACLU has become a “hard-left political advocacy group” is because its donors “are strong anti-Trump.”

“I worry, that when the ACLU supports parties and partisan agendas, it will become less willing to criticize those it has supported when they violate civil liberties,” Dershowitz wrote.

Dershowitz concludeded the op-ed by writing that if the ACLU does not return to its core values, a new organization must be created to “champion those values.”

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