How Should One Partially Support an Organization?

I saw this article today by Ronald Bailey at reasononline
about why he joined the ACLU.

Like Bailey, I support some ACLU activities and positions (Civil Liberties, First Amendment, Drug Policy, Reproductive Rights, etc.), but I disagree with others (Gun Rights, Welfare Reform, Property Rights, Death Penalty, Freedom of Association).

It’s very difficult to find organizations that we agree with 100%. So, how should one support organizations that one partially agrees with?

Should we focus on the positive and support them if they’re doing good things and try to ignore the bad? Should we try to weigh how much good vs. bad they do? Should we temporarily support them and let them know our concerns and then withdraw support if they don’t improve?

I’m not sure about this one, so I’m interested in feedback. Please let me know, either in the comments or via e-mail what you think the best way to address this situation is, and I’ll post about the most interesting responses.


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