Why do Republicans traditionally hate the ACLU? You know, given that the ACLU is entirely and exclusively devoted to defending the Constitution and all?

Existential Answer: Because the current version of the Republican Party is comprised of authoritarian, brainless, intellectually inconsistent (among the brain-enabled) moralistic pricks?

It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

Update: Just to add, wouldn’t “defending the Constitution” be sort of, well, I hesitate to say it, a “strict constructionist” view of said Constitution?

Call me nutty.