It is refreshing to see such honesty from a conservative. While conservatives often mislead people about their position by claiming to be supporters of freedom and limited government, Think Progress quotes Michelle Malkin as providing an honest view of where she stands. “So you’re behind this Passengers’ Bill of Rights move. I have to tell you, in general, I’m skeptical of anything that has Bill of Rights tacked on to it.”
I’m sure that she is speaking for her fellow conservatives, and this extends to the original Bill of Rights. Think Progress proves the value of pictures as they show that this represents her previoiusy expressed viewpoints.
If anyone doubts that this represents the conservative view on the Bill of Rights (beyond the right to bear arms), just check out the comments on the ACLU at virtually any conservative publication or blog.
Update: Obviously posts on this statement are basically snark having fun with Malkin’s statement (especially as there is a grain of truth when compared with her authoritarian political positions). While we’ve had some fun with this, a lone comment like this out of context isn’t intended to be a serious comment on her views. Many conservative blogs are protesting how her words are being misused here. I find this ironic considering that they are generally the same ones which habitually misquote Democrats and try to use these misquotations in serious attacks. For example, these are the same people who took Kerry’s joke about Bush getting us stuck in Iraq out of context to falsely claim he was attacking the troops.