This posting is partially in response to the recent thread on right wing authoritarianism
The linked article on that thread is very thought provoking. One of the assertions is that rwa are more likely to erode bill of rights protections
But I was not so sure about this since for example these groups strongly advocate gun rights. Including access to the most powerful personal weapons and right to carry these openly in public. And in large club like groups.
Above is a picture of some folks doing an open carry event at a target store. These events are now common
So on one hand there is a rwa push to roll back limits on their gun freedom. So that seems to conflict with the idea that they want to roll back the bill of rights
But what happens if we re contextualize the discussion. What if this club of people carrying assault rifles were dressed to look like Taliban? Suppose a group of Taliban fighters with assault rifles showed up at a republican convention. Or an NRA meeting. I wonder what would be the open carry freedom of Muslims with assault rifles.
The same with defense of privacy. Due process or free speech.
When Muslim privacy or due process is invaded to protect against terrorism. That us great. But when our privacy is invaded it is a heinous violation of constitutional protections
And free speech is great to protect use of racist slurs. But if you are gay. Just shut up and do not rub our nose in your immoral lifestyle.
Bottom line. It seems like there are big differences between bill of rights protections for us vs protections for them