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  •  Defending constitutional rights is "liberal" (5+ / 0-)
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    Bill W, Pi Li, VClib, valion, nextstep

    in my view.  Or at least it used to be (I'm old enough to remember the 1960's).  And apparently Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan agree with me.  As did other "liberal" justices like Brennan and Douglas.  

    I find it sad that some people only believe in the First Amendment when they approve of what the speaker is saying.  To me, that's the antithesis of "liberal."  

    •  This (2+ / 0-)
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      Defending constitutional rights is "liberal" in my view.
      I'm not sure why this basic concept escapes so many here.

      Dammit Jim, I'm a lawyer, not a grammarian. So sue me.

      by Pi Li on Sun Jul 06, 2014 at 05:36:08 PM PDT

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    •  To many people place getting the outcome they (2+ / 0-)
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      want above all else, including the preservation of constitutional rights.

      If one truly believes that constitutional rights must be protected, from time to time one will say SCOTUS should rule against the outcome one would prefer.

      The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

      by nextstep on Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 11:44:50 AM PDT

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    •  Dare to do exegesis (0+ / 0-)

      In recent times, if one dares to do exegesis on a text or even a headline, one risks being run out on the grounds of "ideological impurity".

      This does not auger well for the liberal coalition.  It is a sign of increasing insularity and a lack of concern for the truth and method.  Nothing could be more antithetical to the liberal ideal.

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