Re: What is Bin Rotten was your neighbor?

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Oct 22 2001 - 18:10:24 MDT

Mike Lorrey wrote:
> John Clark wrote:
> >
> > Greg Burch wrote:
> >
> > > one of these days soon I'll be writing [...] a defense of my endorsement of
> > >state action in the present crisis, given my vocal libertarianism in the past
> >
> > I agree. I love the libertarian philosophy but I love life even more. George Bush
> > you have done a lot of stupid things but now is not the time to criticize you, the
> > stuff you have done in the past month seems fine to me and I'm very glad I don't
> > have you're job. George, I wish you well.
> >
> THe only thing that bothers me is that there are those who are so
> interested in stripping lifelong Americans of more liberties but bristle
> at the idea that it is somehow wrong to use sodium pentathol on detained
> non-citizen suspects who are known associates of bin Laden and are
> refusing to talk.

It is WRONG. Do you belief for a minute that the precedent will
not be applied to US citizens suspected of aiding and abetting
terrorists? Especially when what that label can be applied to
is currently ultra-fuzzy? How about a bit of torture of mere
suspects while we are about it? Do you think it is open season
on "non-citizens" just because of 9-11? Would you like the same
treatment when you go abroad? Would you like this treatment on
mere suspicion without legal counsel? The day that the US
government uses such methods is the day it becomes my sworn

- samantha

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