“At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.” So spoke Justice Anthony Kennedy in his famous, or infamous, 1992 opinion in Planned Parenthood v. Casey largely reaffirming the right to abortion established twenty years earlier in […]
Dennis Saffran is a Queens, NY-based appellate attorney and political and policy writer whose work has appeared in City Journal, The Federalist and other publications including NRO, PJ Media, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He formerly headed the Center for the Community Interest, a public interest anti-crime group, and has been an almost successful Republican candidate for the New York City Council in one of the city’s few competitive districts. You can follow him on Twitter @dennisjsaffran.
Public opinion studies during and after the Vietnam War found that the middle-Americans, the blue collar workers, the “hardhats” who most strongly supported the war… actually didn’t. They were not so much pro-war as they were “anti-antiwar” — repulsed by an elitist antiwar movement that radiated contempt for them, their lives, and their values. I […]