26 March 2005
And then, the counterargument
As if in response to the previous item, Francis W. Porretto will not entertain discussions of federalism in this regard:
An innocent person's rights trump all considerations of governmental structure or judicial procedure. That includes the right to life, which is not something that can be suspended on a hopelessly interested person's say-so. If it is otherwise, then there is no conceivable argument by which private parties owe any allegiance to any level of American government. Any "principle" that allows a government to set aside an innocent person's right to life is no principle decent men should respect.
Why do I get the feeling I've just seeded the clouds with ACME Whirlwind Pills?Posted at 9:05 AM to Life and/or Death