The more "selective" defenders of liberty?

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    Who tends to be more "selective" in their defense of individual liberty, liberals or conservatives? :eusa_think:

    Please discuss and provide examples.
     
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    Well, I'm wondering where the crowd is that bitched that under the Patriot Act Bush and Cheney were reading the letters from Auntie Em... now that we have an administration arguing that they have a right to scan ALL e-mails, even that of American citizens, that they have the right to infiltrate chat rooms and snoope on Americans, that under the new financial reforms banks will be required to collect and gather ANY peronal information the administration wants and report it to the government, etc., etc.
     
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    This is a trick question because I haven't seen any 'liberals' defend any concept of individual liberty because they are all communist so its not in there nature.
     
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    The worst is that people on the left do it for different reasons than Bush. Bush did it for a genuine need for national security while the left does it to maintain idealogical purity within the nation. How many times have terrorist threats have been linked to the tea party for no reason whatsoever?
     
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    So when it's a Republican, it's National Security but when it's a Democrat it's "ideology."

    Partisan hackery at its finest.
     
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    What liberty is more basic than that of economic liberty? To keep the fruits of one's labors?
     
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    That's an oversimplification... but you're close.
     
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    Are you serious?

    Never heard of such emotionally charged issues as abortion and gay-marriage?
     

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