A Firing Line Debate: Resolved: That the ACLU Is Full of Baloney

Firing Line Videos, Hoover Institution, taped on May 4, 1998, uploaded to YouTube on March 5, 2015.

Guests: Lino A. Graglia, William A. Donohue, Robert H. Knight, Ira Glasser, Nadine Strossen, Leon Botstein, Barry W. Lynn


Nadine Strossen starts by stating that, “The ACLU’s mission is unique and critically important: to defend all fundamental freedoms for all people in this country.” Defending them often results in extreme positions on issues, providing the Affirmative side with much fodder for a debate that is more about community standards and the rights of the individual than an organization.