But I have a good idea why. On January 13, I posted The ACLU Defines What is and What Isn’t A Fundamental Civil Liberty, having picked up the link from Different River via Clayton Cramer. Well Striderweb found the story here, and wrote the ACLU a nice letter. Specifically, he told them:
Actually the first freedom mentioned in the First Amendment is the free exercise of religion. The elipses in your quote, which omits the religion clause, is flatly deceitful.
He reports that on January 27 – without explanation – the ACLU revised its web page to show the entire First Amendment, and they now say:
It is no accident that freedom of speech is protected in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights
where before they stated:
It is probably no accident that freedom of speech is the first freedom mentioned in the First Amendment
I love the internet. Widespread dissemination of information, and instant feedback.