Ironically, the only constitutional provision to limit government power that liberals still champion is the right of “privacy,” which of course is found nowhere in the Constitution.
In recent years, many Democrats have sought to rebrand “liberalism” and “progressivism.” This is not just a cosmetic name change. Liberals of a generation ago accepted limits on government action, especially those limits contained in the Bill of Rights. Progressives, by contrast, have always found limits on their power to be inconvenient. Note Woodrow Wilson deriding the Senate’s relatively minor objections to his League of Nations a century ago. If progressive government in this administration has taught us anything, it is that liberties that run counter to great progressive ambitions are in serious danger.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.