Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Right and Left Join Forces on Criminal Justice


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From: barry levine 
Date: Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 9:40 AM
Subject: re: Right and Left Join Forces on Criminal Justice
To: letters@nytimes.com

To the Editor:
   The alliances forming as federal law is challenged in the Supreme Court this season are less about the meeting of Left and Right than about the dissolution of the unnatural coupling of American Libertarians to the Right.  The more natural alignment has always put the Libertarians on Left, in opposition to government intrusions into worship, into our privacy and into reproductive matters.  The question of how much government we need is a real political issue that will be re-argued as long as our republic lasts. The identification of the Libertarians with the American Right was a fluke of our tax code, and has out-lived its day.
Barry Levine

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