The American people want our society to provide freedom and social justice. The building blocks for this are human rights and civil liberties.
Unfortunately, too few Americans understand and support our basic constitutional rights. If we don’t understand civil liberties, we can’t protect them.
As a result, governments and right-wing agitators have been expanding police and surveillance powers, chipping away at our freedom, and reducing our human rights.
After September 11, 2001, this process got even more reckless and dangerous.
The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s July 2010 TV program helps viewers better understand the range of civil liberties and how important they are for a free society. The program also helps viewers understand how to protect them from neglect or abuse.
We interview three guests — Don Clocksin, Gery Gerst, and Kevin Wimsett — who have volunteered much with the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU. The ACLU has worked hard for nearly a century to protect the Bill of Rights and other Constitutionally protected civil liberties.