Back then the so-called Conservatives were the ones complaining about the Liberal Warren Court that struck down most pornography laws. The court upheld the rights of the accused from being bullied or tricked into making confessions in the infamous Miranda case.
The Warren court also set strict guidelines for cops in search and seizure with the Ohio cases involving Mapp and Terry. That court would later define a controversial new right to privacy with Roe vs. Wade. The cops were suddenly ejected from physician’s offices.
I don’t think for a second that that Warren Court would have ever accepted the wholesale destruction of rights protecting us from unreasonable search and seizure. That court would have reviled against the Drug War and condemned our cops for morphing into anti-drug commandos.
That court would view TSA and their tactics as nothing less than an Orwellian nightmare. Miranda has been watered down considerably in recent years and much of the liberty we once cherished is long gone.
The Warren Court understood the danger of the death penalty and the freakish way way it was applied in Furman v. Georgia. The court nearly removed the power of government to kill its own citizens. Since we’ve brought the death penalty back with a vengeance. However hundreds of condemned inmates have been removed from various Death Rows and cleared after exoneration by new DNA evidence. We will never know how many innocent people have been killed under color of law because of lies and fabricated evidence.
Today it’s only the Libertarians and more Conservative Republicans that support the decisions of the Warren Court. There is still division about abortion and the death penalty between many Conservatives. I personally hate the idea of abortion however realize that there are exceptions.
The death penalty is incredibly expensive and ineffective as a crime deterrent. We’ve learned that too many cops, prosecutors and judges are not trustworthy of the power to kill citizens with premeditation. It is not that some criminals don’t deserve to die it’s that the mistakes have proven our system is too flawed to determine actual guilt.
The Liberals and Democrats have never missed a chance in the last four decades to demand exceptions to our Bill of Rights curbing virtually every hard won freedom we have. The Libertarians and Conservatives have taken on the role of Liberty guardians. My how times have changed.
Democrats conveniently have forgotten how they cherished slavery and that they made every law they could from gun control and segregation laws to further victimize African-Americans. The Ku Klux Klan was exclusively an organization for Democrats. They also want to falsely claim Abraham Lincoln as one of their own!