I didn’t always feel this way. In college I enjoyed studying the ACLU and believed their battles for free speech were brave and of monumental importance. They fought to allow people espousing the most unpopular views the right to express their opinion. The ACLU fought and won to end the ban inter racial and LGBTQ marriages. So many amazing accomplishments.
To me the ACLU meant “Don’t tell me how to think, how to express myself (peacefully, of course), where to worship, or not worship, or what to do not what to do with my body!” Don’t those sentiments epitomize America?
Like most Americans I was shocked and disgusted by the ACLU NYT editorial applauding vaccine mandates. Yes, vaccine mandates are vaccination by force because if the punishment is losing your job, there is no choice at all. The idiots who wrote that letter seriously misjudged their own ACLU members. The negative comments to the ACLU editorial ran about 100 -1!
Apparently, the ACLU fully supports restaurants and stores refusing to serve Black customers. The ACLU also fully supports the immediate firing of unvaccinated Black Americans. What advocacy! You are hitting it out of the park ACLU!
The fact almost 50% of Black Americans in NYC are being refused service at restaurants conjures up some ugly memories, doesn’t it? But the ACLU says bring back Jim Crow, I missed you pal!! Turn the unvaccinated Black customers away!
The Black community has valid reasons to be concerned about vaccine safety. Historically, the medical community has mistreated Black patients and denied them adequate care. But it is the Black population, not the medical community, being punished today. Makes sense, right?
As I mentioned earlier, the reaction to their NYT piece celebrating vaccine by force, was, overwhelmingly negative, in the 95% range. It’s worth stating that many of the most negative commenters mentioned they were ACLU members!
The ACLU is so out of touch. I looked to see what type of cases they ARE prioritizing. If you are Central American trying to live in the USA, the ACLU has your back. They are deeply involved in that issue. They are working on a number of cases about trans rights. The ACLU fought and won the right to force schools to allow all trans girls (biologically male) to compete against girls in all track and field sports. The result, in my home state of Connecticut, has meant in competition with trans girls, girls almost never win track meets. Subsequently, the girls are denied championships, scholarships etc. Yeah, nice work ACLU. So much for all your claims to care about the rights of girls.
So if you are not a Central American trying to live in this country or a trans person, you are in the other 99% of America & the ACLU could not care less about you. Your right to privacy is of trivial importance. In their twisted universe, forcing you to choose between your job and a medical intervention you don’t want, only strengthens your civil liberties???
Do the geniuses who wrote this editorial even know that people seriously injured by the covid vaccine are denied compensation and all due process?? The vaccine maker is indemnified and the “special court” selected to hear covid cases is notoriously mismanaged and hostile to citizen complainants. They Covid vaccine court finds for the vaccine maker/ govt approximately NINETY percent of the time.
Hey ACLU, do u even know there is no jury allowed and discovery not mandatory in this “special” court? Sounds like a great system to “enhance our civil liberties!” So, if you have a severe adverse reaction and cannot work for months, therefore cannot pay your bills, you are out of luck, my friend. The consumer has all the responsibility and all the risk! Sounds fair!
The ACLU of today is an embarrassment to its founding mission. Instead of taking a close look at vaccine mandates and lack of consumer rights, they put on that cheerleading outfit, get out their pompoms and celebrate the loss of our civil rights. ACLU 2021 says you do NOT have the right to to bodily integrity or have the right to compensation if harmed.
Do you know even Russia forbids vaccine mandates?