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  •  I'm open to other options. (0+ / 0-)

    No one here has come up with any yet.

    •  Murder them. (0+ / 0-)

      Clearly the only option ever, if things get hard, is to just start murdering citizens.

      Listen, Recall, I don't think you understand how this works. If the government says "we really need Recall to stop practicing his/her religion", that doesn't suddenly mean you lose your first amendment rights.

      Just like when the government says "hey, I know it's a big deal, but Recall committed rape and we're having a bit of a hard time finding him, so we're just gonna need him to give up his right to a trial and due process and all that, because we're gonna havta just kill him whenever we find him."

      Hard problems don't negate the Constitution. There isn't an escape clause at the end of each Amendment.

      No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation

      Quaint, I know.

      •  It's not my fault that you can't come up with (0+ / 0-)

        Clearly the only option ever, if things get hard, is to just start murdering citizens.

        anything else.

        Listen, Recall, I don't think you understand how this works. If the government says "we really need Recall to stop practicing his/her religion", that doesn't suddenly mean you lose your first amendment rights.

        Just like when the government says "hey, I know it's a big deal, but Recall committed rape and we're having a bit of a hard time finding him, so we're just gonna need him to give up his right to a trial and due process and all that, because we're gonna havta just kill him whenever we find him."

        What about having to go into hiding because you offended Al-Qaeda? You don't seem to have much of a problem with that.

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