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ACLU Objects to Use of ‘American’ In SOTU Speech

House As American FlagWhen I hear the President use the word “American” it means, you, me, us, the United States, that sort of thing. When the ACLU hears ‘American,’ at least coming from Mr. Trump, it means something else.

“Tonight, President Trump said the word ‘America’ more than 80 times in his speech. Yet, after a divisive first year, we hear and feel how exclusionary that ‘America’ is, with policies that have harmed so many vulnerable American communities,” the director said.

“The ACLU stands ready to protect these communities, both in the courts and at the polls.”

Since America can’t exclusively refer to Americans, perhaps the ACLU should focus more of its time and effort on communities in other countries? Places where they could fight for the right of foreigners in those countries (except for Americans, of course) to live off the labors of others, vote, that sort of thing, unless voting isn’t a thing then they could fight for that too.

And I’m sure the Arabian peninsula (as an example) is a hotbed of LGBTQ resistance just waiting for the right bunch to drop in and push for gay and transgender rights.

Heck, the ACLU could save themselves the cost of a plane ticket and start doing that right here in the Mosques of America. Sorry, there’s that word again.