From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Thu Oct 25 2001 - 04:44:07 MDT

Mike Lorrey wrote:
> Samantha Atkins wrote:
> >
> > There is nothing wrong with the government forcefully prying
> > open my mind or yours on the least suspicion of wrong doing or
> > of withholding information it wishes to acquire? What could be
> > more a use of force than this? What happened to the 5th
> > amendment? What happened to privacy? What happened to the
> > sacrosanct individual? All gone for a little more "security".
> Prisoners of War do not have 5th Amendment rights, since their actions
> are not considered 'crimes' per se. Moreover, nobody has a 5th amendment
> right in respect to knowledge of events yet to occur.

Citizens and foreign nationals pulled in in an open sweep on no
grounds or very weak grounds or their nationality or the
ethnicity or their religion or age and gender or some
combination ... are "prisoners of war"? Excuse me?

People do not have the right to say "I don't know" without
having their minds tampered with by force to see if maybe they
do know or say they do under such influences and coercion?
Since when?

The majority of these people are not even accused of having
knowledge but are brought in just in case they do or in order
for the government to look like it is doing something, even if
it is wrong, morally questionable and very dangerous to human
and civil rights. It is up to us to take note and to question.

- samantha

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