Parts of that Act--both permanent provisions and those that are scheduled to sunset later this year--have become lightning rods for debate around balancing civil liberties with homeland security.
MacArthur Foundation, the Education Fund launched its project entitled "Local Voices: Citizen Conversations on Civil Liberties and Secure Communities" in February 2005.
This is the president who is working hard to diminish every person's right not to be compelled to support religious institutions financially, to weaken the right of women to reproductive choice, to diminish civil liberties
, and to pack the federal courts with judges less than optimally committed to upholding the rights of the people.
State governments should respect the liberties
of their citizens and protect them against federal intrusion.
Central to this tradition was the view that "that government governs best that governs least' " We can see the descendants of classical liberalism today in two disparate groups: free-traders and private-property-rightist like George Bush and Dan Quayle, columnist George Will, and Ron Arnold of the Wise Use Movement on the one hand; and civil libertarians, pro-pornography advocates, and sexual liberals like Madonna, Camille Paglia, Hugh Hefner, Bob Gucccione, and the American Civil Liberties
Union on the other.