Defending the Constitution When It Suits ThemLiberals talk all the time about defending civil liberties, but as we have seen from the present order of things, they really have a double standard:
A fair judgment of history will render the reality that many on the Left will only defend the Constitution when it suits them and when their rights are in danger, not when the rights of their opposition are under threat (usually by people they support). As an example of this, we heard many liberals bemoan the evils of the PATRIOT Act during the Bush years, and make great political hay over its abuses and its potential for trampling on the Constitution. Yet we have since learned that the Obama Administration wants to renew the most controversial provisions of the PATRIOT Act, including warrantless roving wiretaps, and the so-called library provision, which would allow authorities to inquire what books we've been borrowing from the local library.
So the policy of the national Democrats (and not a few in Tennessee) would seem to be "let it be true for me, but not for thee."