A story in today’s New York Times online by Stephanie Strom, entitled ACLU Board Members Debate Limits on Their Own Speech, highlights an ongoing controversy over proposed standards that preclude board members from criticism of this free-speech loving organization. For example, one proposal allows public disagreement with policy, but precludes criticism of the board and staff.
According to the article, one board member observed that adopting these proposals would be 'yet another of "the things that have made us a laughingstock with the public.'” Actually, in this case, just giving them serious consideration is quite enough, don't you think!?!
The article can be found here: