I find it so unfortunate that even the ACLU has fallen so low, as they were once a great inspiration. Their principled defense of speech and other civil rights across the board, regardless of what someone was saying, or who/what they were, and the accompanying logic behind it, was deeply influential on me in my formative years. It's every bit as disappointing as the NRA failing to stand up for the gun rights of people like Philando Castile (who was lawfully carrying a firearm and shot by police for being black)

That both lobbies have become in-group purveyors of tribalism, abandoning their previous stances on defending the rights of everyone based on principles, shows just how much our national culture has deteriorated.

For who could be free when every other man's humour might domineer over him? - John Locke (2nd Treatise, sect 57)