Agreeing to disagree with the ACLU
The ACLU has a long and proud history of standing up to defend the freedoms guaranteed to us by the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. The FBI and the ACLU share these values, as well as concern for the safety of all Americans.
However, since 9/11, many complex law enforcement issues have arisen, and on some of those issues, we disagree. In meetings with ACLU members, we have discussed some of these differences. I think that this exchange of ideas is important – especially with those who disagree. Because as a citizen of this country, I believe, like you, that our freedoms — including the right to disagree — are sacred.