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    leaving intact most of the ability of society to enact liberal legislation, apart from abortion rights.

    An extremist would be a Constitution-in-Exile type who believes that a fundamental premise of liberalism--that government has a role in social matters and various economic protections for the people--is invalid, leading to striking down the social safety net, environmentalism, worker rights, consumer rights, tort rights, etc.

    Such a person might support abortion rights on a libertarian basis for example, leaving us with our abortion rights pining for the good old days of Dickens' industrial England.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy....--ML King, "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Jul 01, 2005 at 09:45:47 AM PDT

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