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ATTACHED PLEASE FIND a photocopy of my donation to the ACLU. As an 18-year resident of the District of Columbia, I guess I took for granted that the ACLU would always be there to protect and defend the Constitution, particularly those last 10 important amendments that were designed to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority. It never occurred to me that this privately funded, special interest group was only supposed to support and promote issues that enjoy popular support (“Taking Liberties,” 2/2). The fact is, I have never before written a check to the ACLU because I have not always agreed with every issue the organization has supported. But thanks to Jonetta Rose Barras, I understand now that the continued existence of the ACLU is critically important to preserving my right to disagree with the majority on a variety of issues. And that precious right deserves my unqualified support.

Mount Pleasant