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Does Rodricks disapprove of opinions other than his own?

It's so typical of columnist Dan Rodricks to go looking for a "progressive" legal scholar who shares his view that anyone on the right is "wrong and dangerous" and then print it as gospel ("Wresting Constitution from the far right," Sept. 25).

It would have been useful for Mr. Rodricks to give at least one example of how we misinterpret the Constitution. But as usual there was nothing remotely like that in his four columns of rant.

He misses one point entirely: Of our many freedoms, the one not spelled out in the Bill of Rights is the freedom to hold one's own opinion.

Legal expert Garrett Epps may view the Constitution differently from the more conservative legal scholars on the political right. Unfortunately, Mr. Rodricks is a "my way or the highway" kind of guy. Come on, Dan, lighten up and enjoy the debate

Bob Voelker, Timonium

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