READER JOHN KLUGE WRITES in response to this post:

Its very funny that your liberal colleagues are scratching their heads over the Supreme Court’s evisceration of the 6th Amendment right to confront witnesses. Strict constructionists have argued for years that broad readings of the Constitution create a slippery slope for civil liberties. No one has listened. Instead, liberals have created this straw man that anyone on the Right who disagrees with them is automatically against civil liberties.

Yes, unrestrained governmental bodies are fine as long as they’re doing what you like. But, really, how long are they likely to keep that up?