civil-libertarian


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Adj.1.civil-libertarian - having or showing active concern for protection of civil liberties protected by law
liberal - tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition
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And its antiwar and civil-libertarian emphasis provide common ground with the fourth faction: countercultural Burkean conservatives.
The White House's abuses, such as spying on citizens and depriving suspected terrorists of basic human rights like habeas corpus, are today triggering fear outside the usual civil-libertarian circles.
Pollitt: Although there are certainly particular issues where you might find your wish to see women safe and cheerful conflict with your civil-libertarian outlook, basically I see these as having much more in common than opposed.