For those who are less than permanently interested in American Politics, one campaigning group, above all others, was given utter respect by both sides of the political aisle, totally because of its name; it’s initials. The ACLU, or to give it’s full title the American Civil Liberties Union, existed for one reason only. To ensure that Law, as it is both made and observed within the United States, complies and coincides with the Constitution. I used to believe that the American Civil Liberties Union is the one bastion of American Democracy which worked, and what’s more, worked for every American.
Their brief 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’; nothing more, nothing less!
The cases which they fight may jar many nerves, but the one thing they always uphold is the supremacy of the American Constitution, and the laws which have come to be made in the shadow of that famous document.
I wish that we in Britain had both a Constitution, and an organisation as muscular as the ACLU to protect us against such as New, or even Old Labour!
But now, I have to confess, the time when the ACLU held the respect of the many is coming to a close, because that same ACLU has joined with other ‘kooks-in-the-closet’ and joined the clamour on the Transgender lobby. Proclaiming, as can be read in the linked Breitbart article, that it pushed the claim that pregnant or menstruating women can become men by declaring they have a male “gender identity.”
The ACLU also tweeted that:-
‘There’s no one way to be a man. Men who get their periods are men. Men who get pregnant and give birth are men.
Trans and non-binary men belong’.
As one Tweet comment noted:- I, a woman and a lesbian, have been an ACLU member since 1989. No more. Men do not menstruate, men do not give birth. Women do both. Girls and women are females.
Methinks the ACLU has jumped upon the wrong bandwagon, for the wrong reasons, for the wrong cause. It is rather sad, because America needs an independent voice, a voice which used to ring true: but now just sounds rather hollow.