Does the ACLU Still Care About Civil Liberties?

The ACLU has had a history of riling up both sides of the political aisle in the pursuit of maintaning civil liberties outlined in the United States constitution, boldly proclaiming itself to be the “nation’s guardian of liberty.” The institution campaigned against the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War I and defended the free speech of the Ku Klux Klan and the Westboro Baptist Church. Once a controversial organization hell-bent on protecting civil liberties, it is now, sadly, a shell of its former self.