The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

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