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RE: Amnesty attempt again and again

From: user 7.
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.

 

Liberty is not about “following the rules” without regard for what those rules might be.

 

PhilB

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On Fri, Feb 3, 2013 at 2:25 PM, James Reid wrote:

 

Mike,
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.
REAL WORLD
 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. …

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