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Jun 23

Leaked internal ACLU memo indicates wavering on free speech

Reason magazine has a startling report out. A leaked memo indicates that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is wavering on free speech.

Free speech was mostly a movement of “the left” throughout the past 50 years. During the 1940s and ’50s the “establishment” was generally anti-communist, pro-capitalist and somewhat authoritarian.

“Liberalism” was closely related to free-speech movements.

But now several officials within the ACLU are wavering on free speech. Many view the maintenance of massive government programs and institutions of political correctness as more important than principles of free speech.