I will confess I was fooled by the polls and had a different email ready to send you last night. In that email I warned that we had our work cut out for us under a Clinton Presidency. She has not made a name for herself as a civil libertarian. Neither has Mr. Trump.
Many of Clinton’s anti-liberty positions, like President Obama’s, have been cloaked in pretty rhetoric that belied the underlying policies. But Mr. Trump has not been shy to proclaim his anti-liberty positions in the ugliest rhetoric possible. He is a proud enemy of the First Amendment, spewing his venom at the media, protesters, and people who practice Islam. He supports torture, deportation, and indefinite detention. He supports Stop & Frisk and racial profiling.
But the exact policies he will pursue are unclear.
What is clear is that we need to stay strong and stay loud.
We are an organization that has its roots in fighting J. Edgar Hoover and McCarthyism (DDF), and one that was born to fight the Patriot Act (BORDC). We are used to facing strong adversaries and fighting back with courage and integrity. We won’t quit. I know you won’t either.
Stay Loud, Stay Strong,