I bet you are a member of the ACLU?

Parphasing President Andrew Shepherd, in the movie The American President, "For the record: Yes, I am a card-carrying member of the ACLU but the more importantly why aren't you?" The sole purpose of one of the oldest conservative organizations in the United States, born in 1920, is to defend the Bill of Rights. Why are you choosing to reject upholding the Constitution?

For the last 20 years, conservatives in this nation have convinced the general public that being a liberal or a member of the ACLU is to be in league with the devil. They have also convinced the general public that we live a classless society, that our morals and ethics have not been commoditified by capitalism, and that we are not the only industrial nation on the planet that does not have socialized medicine.