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  •  To be honest, I'm more concerned about (4.00)
    our basic civil liberties than the right to choose, which I think despite possible setbacks in the next court will eventually return because it is ensconced in our mores.  What is more dangerous is erosion of what little is left of our civil liberties, in particular, the ability of the courts to oversee the actions of the Federal Government with respect to preventive detention, freedom of speech, right to vote (yes, that is endangered as well), and in general the preservation of our Englightenment heritage.  We can live with a temporary loss of abortion rights, we can't survive as a free nation if we are taken by Scalia and Thomas back to the Middle Ages, where they live and breathe.

    If we are to have a litmus test, it should be whether persons like John Yu who made the case for torture (not limited to non-citizens by the way) should be on the Court.  This is the real danger.  The Court could open up the mouth of the Memory Hole so wide we could all fall into it and never come out.

    •  Civil Liberties, Church/State, and (none)
      the Constitution-in-Exile assault on the very Constitutionality of government to continue liberal programs.

      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 09:52:43 AM PDT

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