Re: [RC] [RC] TERRORIST MAGGOTTS - Joe Long
On Wed, 12 Jun 2002 20:54:39 -0500, "ALISON MUELLER"
>>Larry Lewis www.aerc75@xxxxxxxxx
>>I cannot help myself, I must post about the lady upset that the terrorist
>>maggotts are being treated unfairly. ...
I wrote a reply to Larry yesterday, but deleted it without sending as
it was off-topic. But, I hope I'll be forgiven for writing this
off-topic post this once.
Just two points, but important ones:
1. The terrorists are not nice people, but they are people, human
beings, not maggots.
2. The reason we cherish and defend human rights isn't to protect the
guilty, but to protect thee and me. If everyone the government
suspected of a crime, or charged with a crime, or wanted to lock up as
a suspected terrorist, was actually guilty, then we wouldn't need our
civil rights. We wouldn't even need trials and juries. But the
government is not omniscient, and it makes mistakes. Only by
guaranteeing civil rights to everyone, even the scum of the earth, can
we protect ourselves. I object to denying rights to terrorists
because I don't want to lose them myself.
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- Re: [RC] [RC] TERRORIST MAGGOTTS, ALISON MUELLER