|Sent on:||Monday, February 4, 2013 3:31 PM|
I favor amnesty. I favor government pardons for ANYONE who has broken an unjust law, who has been convicted or might be convicted of a victimless “crime”. That’s not about any special privileges, or about any “government operating in the interest of specific individuals” – that’s about simple justice.
On Fri, Feb 3, 2013 at 2:25 PM, James Reid wrote:
I see your "philosophical" point and while of course I agree, I would like to make a point. Lets break this into the REAL vs. PHILOSOPHICAL discussion.
Amnesty is a governmental PARDON. It is forgiving a group of individuals for not "following the rules". I think you philosophical position would be better served by saying Lets make all work illegal - i.e, "off the books". In that case your big governmental control world may come crashing down. By offering a select group of individuals a pardon you have done the very thing we argue against, government operating in the interest of specific individuals.
If one favors Amnesty, one favors governmental PARDONs. That is very dangerous. …