Become a card-carrying member of the ACLU


Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech So long as you don’t hurt no one, well go ahead and preach But there are mighty crazy folks out there who want to stop you when you do That’s why we need the protection of the ACLU ACLU! ACLU! American civil liberties were made for me and you So if you want to speak your mind and not be scared when you do, Become a card-carrying member of the ACLU! First Amendment freedoms aren’t always nice and clean, They protect your right to say things that are hurtful and mean But even if I disagree with you and I hate the things you spew I’ll protect your right to say ’em just like the ACLU. ACLU! ACLU! American civil liberties were made for me and you So if you want to speak your mind and not be scared when you do, Become a card-carrying member of the ACLU. In the 1988 Presidential Debate Mike Dukakis was winning, man we thought it was really great But then George Bush the elder, he knew just what to do He called Mike a “card-carrying member of the ACLU!” ACLU! ACLU! American civil liberties were made for me and you So if you want to speak your mind and not be scared when you do Become a card-carrying member of the ACLU. Trump’s disregard for the Constitution is a scary thing indeed We cannot assume our inalienable rights are truly guaranteed So if you care about freedom of press… …or the right to protest… …or the separation of church and state… …or LGBTQ rights… …or the ban on cruel and unusual punishment… …or the trial by jury… …or equal protection under the law… If you care about these things, I’ll tell you what to do… Become a card-carrying member Don’t forget to remember! Become a card-carrying member of the ACLU!

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