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  •  If we want be Americans (4+ / 0-)
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    Silverbird, khereva, Zydekos, virginwoolf

    then we have to pay the price, and part of the price is that we will have to let some bad guys go in order to protect the rights of everyone. I thought that was kind of obvious, but I guess some people slept through that day in High School Civics class.

    Greg Shenaut

    •  It was one of our founding legal principles. (0+ / 0-)

      Oh, that's right. That was back when we had principles.

      So long as men die, Liberty will never perish. -- Charlie Chaplin, "The Great Dictator"

      by khereva on Fri Jan 23, 2009 at 01:31:13 PM PST

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    •  Freedom from cruel and unusual punishments (0+ / 0-)

         The whole Bush administration slept thru that one.

      Bush hijacked the US with lies about 9/11 and crashed it into Iraq, killing over 500,000 human beings. So far, he's avoided arrest and prosecution.

      by Zydekos on Fri Jan 23, 2009 at 03:29:17 PM PST

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