ACLU lawyer Lee Rowland has come under harsh criticism for suggesting Milo Yiannopoulos’ right to free speech must be protected.

Rowland made her statement via a tweet, which was promptly shared by the American Civil Liberties Union’s Twitter page.

Very quickly, both tweets became the target of rage and questioning from users who apparently could not wrap their heads around the fact that speech outside their comfort zone has a right to exist, much less the fact that the leftist organization they couldn’t get enough of just a couple weeks ago was supportive of that right.

Some responders decided to push forward the narrative that Milo is in the business of publicly outing undocumented immigrants – a claim he has described as “a total fabrication.”

As for Lee Rowland, even in the face of such harsh criticism, the lawyer apparently hasn’t backed down from her stance.

Sources:
Wired.com
Independent.co.uk

  • Faggory Daggory Doo!

    play the race card, remember , you are a jew and a faggot

    • PFKMan23

      Jews are zionists and thus BAD. And Mlio has internalized homophobia.

      • Sam

        Not all Jews are Zionists. It’s a shame people spread inaccuracies.

        • Joseph Biener

          Only honest Jews are Zionists. Anti-Zionist Jews are self-hating, self-destructive wannabes begging for acceptance from their “Progressive” overlords.

          • Christopher Lee Hartsock

            Honest people are laughing at you, which, to me, is wrong.
            We should never laugh at the handicapped.

          • Joseph Biener

            It’s too bad you’re such a fucking liar.

      • And by your handle so do you.

      • Christopher Lee Hartsock

        Channel your inner Fuhrer much?
        And yeah, Milo really looks like he hates himself.
        Sit down. Grownups are talking.

        You -must- be a leftist.

      • William

        Do you even know what the definition of a Zionist is? I suspect not, and are referring to the racist manipulation of the definition in order to dehumanize an entire group of people.

  • Ooooooh I get it… So they would be fine with a bunch of bikers busting up a BLM rally?

  • tom_quantum

    “Speech = violence is crap logic”. Fucking thank you. Finally someone on the left has the balls to say this fact which has been glaringly obvious to non-marxists for years.

  • Martelson

    If ever the ACLU had odd views on Free Speech, but today’s ACLU knows their truth. Only the inner-party has rights, and those are subject to review.

  • deplorable big dingus

    If you dont like MILO you can suck his ballz LMAO

  • I have one word, just one word: Skokie.

    • Christopher Lee Hartsock

      Thank God. For a minute there, I thought you were going to form a coherent thought.
      From -everyone-, please, keep your word. Your one word.

  • PeteNice

    Since the modern left is so effectively anti-American and borderline terrorist in some cases, they’re lucky they have much latitude at all these days. If they keep it up, that might just disappear

    • Joseph Biener

      Many are no longer borderline. They are full-fledged terrorists. We just saw them in Berkeley.

  • Timothy B Sarver

    They can’t point to ONE instance of hate speech, inciting violence or outing illegal immigrants with out pointing to a clickbait article with ZERO sources. Arguing with people who refuse to accept facts over feelings is so frustrating. I’ll have a better time explaining quantum mechanics to my 3 year old.

    • Keith_Indy

      Something I just read a week or so sheds light on this. You can’t fix an emotional disorder with logic and facts. If someone feels a certain way, no amount of logic and facts will change that feeling.

      In any case, it’s an “outrage circle jerk” on the left, with Democrats, the media, and protesters all feeding off each other.

      • David Calvani

        Put more succinctly: You can’t reason a man out of what he was never reasoned into in the first place.

  • Sonny Gaines

    “Milo is entitled to free speech, but not to a platform.”

    True. BUT HE’S ENTITLED NOT TO HAVE HIS PLATFORM STOLEN FROM HIM YOU BRAINDEAD DEGENERATES.

    • bobbert

      Also public universities cannot bar a speaker from a platform provided he follows the laws, which milo absolutely does.

  • Jeffrey Rockwood

    You know the left has gone off the rails when even the ACLU says they are wrong.

  • MarinLocal

    Make no mistake, this is the ACLU using Milo as a ‘Photo Op’ on how ‘Fair’ they are…The ACLU is a Far Left Box of Lawyers that have NEVER sided with the American Citizens of All Races over Illegal Immigrants ever. -Actually this reminds me a lot of when the ACLU sided with Rush Limbaugh, after his OXY habit came to light, and the 5 doctors that were supplying him. The ACLU got a lot of ‘Traction’ with that Score, ya gotta admit, it was brilliant of them. So the ACLU will go back to fighting honest hard working Americans, while they brag about how ‘fair’ they are for defending Milo..

    • disqus_aNlVYERUbX

      Please don’t be misleading. The ACLU vehemently defends First Amendment rights always, from the right or the left. Please see Supreme Court case Smith v. Collin from 1977, aka the Skokie Affair. The ACLU represented the NSPA’s right to march with Nazi uniforms and swastikas through Skokie, IL, where one in six residents was Holocaust survivor or directly related to one.

  • Bill

    Back in the free speech days the ACLU stood up for crack-pots like the American Nazi Party. By letting them burn themselves out, they withered away. Now the ACLU is politicized, and not worth a ****.

    • William

      them and the Southern Poverty Law Center

  • Diana Maras

    The ACLU has turned into a joke over the years but they’re actually making sense here. Strange. I can’t wrap my head around it either. Is this upside down world? There was a weird glow from my closet last night. Huh.

    • Frank Clarke

      You left the light on…

    • disqus_aNlVYERUbX

      You should look at the Supreme Court case National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie if you’re feeling confused. this is nothing new for the ACLU.

  • Can’t Disagree But…
  • LOL People who are tweet quoted are blocking people no matter what they say. Liberals are such panty waste cowards.

  • John McLamb

    I think America should just have their inevitable civil war, get it over with, and then have another 200 years of peace and quiet until the losers feel brave enough to try and challenge the Constitution once again.

    • Mauny Kaseburg

      I think we already are.

  • CarpTarts
  • SJW_Skeptic

    I hate to gree with anyone from the ACLU but it soundly like at least one person remembers the basics of free speech. Shame they have forgotten so much critical thought and logic. Skree #FreeKek. #Pepewasframed

  • Philip Millard

    The ACLU has long outlived it’s usefulness….

  • Rob Chipman

    It’s an interesting time when people can argue that doing wrong is ok if it’s not the government doing the wrong.

    “You have a right to free speech, meaning the government can’t take it away, but protesters can do so, and will be celebrated when they do”

    How long until it’s:

    “You have a right to liberty, meaning the government can’t take it away without due process, but protesters can imprison or enslave you, and will be celebrated when they do”?

    or

    “You have a right to pursuit of happiness, meaning the government can’t stop you from dropping out of school and becoming a folk musician, but protesters can stop you and force you to work on a collective farm, and will be celebrated when they do”?

    or

    “You have a right to freedom of assembly, meaning the government can’t stop your pride parade, but protesters can stop you and will be celebrated when they do. You’re good for now because protesters like pride, but you depend on their approval, so enjoy it while you’ve got it”?

    or

    “You have a right to life, meaning the government can’t take it away, but protesters can kill you and will be celebrated when they do”?

  • William

    Very brave…as this lawyer even goes against what ACLU stands for.

  • Mauny Kaseburg

    Thank you, Lee Rowland…the voice of reason AND free speech!

  • Mayday

    Saul Alinsky’s RULES FOR RADICALS:

    Rule 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.”

    MILO Yiannopoulos is effectively giving the feminists, LGBTQs, BLM, SJWs, the ACLU, academia, the media and their corporate sponsors lessons on the U.S. Constitution and American exceptionalism as a British citizen who is gay, Jewish, Catholic, Greek, white, male and adorable.

  • David Calvani

    I think Rooney Woolridge’s tweet needs a re-write so as to properly express the intended sentiments:

    “How dare the ACLU take contributions from fascists and then defend the rights of anti-fascists” is how it ought to read.