Dorothee Benz, of Center for Constitutional Rights: “There is no part of the First Amendment that Donald Trump likes”

December 12, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper |


Dorothee Benz is the Communications Director for the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in New York City. In a November 30 post on the CCR blog “The Daily Outrage,” Benz wrote in part:

“As CCR has said elsewhere, Trump’s extremist agenda is ‘more than just locker room talk’ and we need to actively resist that agenda.

“In the case of the First Amendment, resisting Trumpism means vigorously exercising and defending our First Amendment rights rather than assuming the settled constitutionality of those rights will somehow protect us by itself. Now, more than ever, we need a critical, combative press, one that understands, as Orwell put it, that ‘Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.’ Now, more than ever, we need to flood the streets in protest, to stand up and sit in and lay our bodies down in defense of the civil rights and civil liberties of all those targeted and threatened by the Trump agenda.”

Dorothee Benz’s blog post can be found here.

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