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Parler – Former ACLU Director calls out group’s new selective stance on free speech

Posted by M. C. on February 3, 2022

The ol’ mare ain’t what she used to be.

ACLU’s former Executive Director Ira Glasser

Former ACLU Executive Director Ira Glasser A group often praised for its work in defending citizens’ civil liberties, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has become the subject of criticism for its current stance on free speech and when it’s considered okay to defend it.

The ACLU’s former Executive Director Ira Glasser appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher to discuss the nonprofit’s changing position on free speech.

“They just produced a couple years ago new guidelines for their lawyers to use when deciding what free speech cases to take,” Glasser said. “In other words, before they defend your free speech, they want to see what you say.

Glasser, with Maher, acknowledged that all organizations change over time. Still, since no one else like the ACLU is defending free speech, the government will inevitably be left to decide.

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