This one by David Kopel, re: the National
Republican Rifle Association emphasis mine:
Civil liberties organizations which tie themselves exclusively to one party put liberty at risk. In a two-party system, it is inevitable that each party will dominate some of the time. Civil liberties are safer in the long run when they have friends in both parties, and when those friends know that civil liberty organizations will reciprocate their support, especially during tough elections.Is it really that simple? Yes, it is.
h/t - Instapundit