ACLU Lawyer Comes Under Fire For Suggesting Milo Has Free Speech Rights

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.




  1. Faggory Daggory Doo!

    February 11, 2017 at 12:39 pm

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

    • PFKMan23

      February 11, 2017 at 12:41 pm

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

      • Sam

        February 11, 2017 at 12:54 pm

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

        • Joseph Biener

          February 11, 2017 at 5:18 pm

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

          • Christopher Lee Hartsock

            February 11, 2017 at 5:21 pm

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

          • Joseph Biener

            February 12, 2017 at 12:50 am

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

      • Dave Ogre Zoll

        February 11, 2017 at 12:54 pm

        And by your handle so do you.

      • Christopher Lee Hartsock

        February 11, 2017 at 5:20 pm

        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

        February 12, 2017 at 10:36 pm

        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.

  2. Tommycat

    February 11, 2017 at 12:43 pm

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

  3. tom_quantum

    February 11, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    “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.

  4. Martelson

    February 11, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    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.

  5. deplorable big dingus

    February 11, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    If you dont like MILO you can suck his ballz LMAO

  6. alanhenderson

    February 11, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I have one word, just one word: Skokie.

    • Christopher Lee Hartsock

      February 11, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      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.

  7. PeteNice

    February 11, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    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

      February 11, 2017 at 5:19 pm

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

  8. Timothy B Sarver

    February 11, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    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

      February 13, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      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

        February 14, 2017 at 2:29 am

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

      • Luckylucylou

        February 27, 2017 at 1:13 pm

        I took a few psychology courses & in all of them, the one over-reaching axiom was, “Each person is entitled to his/her feelings. In counseling, have the person focus on his/her feelings rather than casting blame.” That is what this nation has become. A nation of “feelings” instead of facts.

        • PlainSpeaker99

          March 12, 2017 at 10:05 am

          The first time someone told me my feelings should be used to help me remember ills befallen me I realized how suggestive people on a psych’s couch could become convinced of false memories. More pseudoscience flying in the face of neurobiology

  9. Sonny Gaines

    February 11, 2017 at 2:01 pm

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


    • bobbert

      February 11, 2017 at 3:40 pm

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

  10. Jeffrey Rockwood

    February 11, 2017 at 2:22 pm

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

  11. MarinLocal

    February 11, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    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

      February 12, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      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.

      • PlainSpeaker99

        March 12, 2017 at 10:06 am

        Agreed. ACLU is comprised of different lawyers with differing viewpoint and is one of the few orgs that allows such dissent within its membership. We need ’em even when we hate ’em.

  12. Bill

    February 11, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    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

      February 12, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      them and the Southern Poverty Law Center

  13. Diana Maras

    February 11, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    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

      February 12, 2017 at 8:19 am

      You left the light on…

    • disqus_aNlVYERUbX

      February 12, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      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.

  14. Clayton ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    February 11, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    LOL People who are tweet quoted are blocking people no matter what they say. Liberals are such panty waste cowards.

  15. John McLamb

    February 11, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    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

      February 13, 2017 at 9:35 am

      I think we already are.

  16. SJW_Skeptic

    February 11, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    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

  17. Philip Millard

    February 12, 2017 at 1:20 am

    The ACLU has long outlived it’s usefulness….

  18. Rob Chipman

    February 12, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    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”?


    “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”?


    “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”?


    “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”?

  19. William

    February 12, 2017 at 10:33 pm

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

  20. Mauny Kaseburg

    February 13, 2017 at 9:33 am

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

  21. Mayday

    February 13, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    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.

  22. David Calvani

    February 14, 2017 at 2:27 am

    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.

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