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  •  yes but so is freedom (0+ / 0-)

    and we take that away, eg for robbers.

    If you are in society then you have certain rights - but if you break society's rules in a bad way, and you have a proper trial, then you lose those rights for a given period of time - which you are told about.

    When that time is over, then you get your rights back.

    And I don't see any way of saying that person X is beyond the pale and has no rights, even after time is served - too easy for this to be abused.  

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