The American Civil Liberties Union is a nonprofit organization founded in 1920 “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States”. (Wikipedia)
When we learn about the Bill of Rights in school, we often look at it as ten separate amendments to our Constitution instead of as a single, well-structured work, like a poem or symphony. Our guest didn’t see this either, until he needed a document to type while practicing his word processing program. We’ll hear about his realization that the Bill of Rights is, indeed, a cohesive and carefully plotted document, how it captures the essence of democracy that our forefathers fought for, and how, in modern cases, he thinks some Supreme Court decisions undermine the founders’ intentions.