Protest war, lose your property?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by S.A.M., Jul 23, 2007.

  1. Exhumed Self ******. Registered Senior Member

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  3. Genji Registered Senior Member

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    So Infinity
     
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  5. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    So it proves exactly what countzero said: "The Padilla case doesn't prove the massive civil rights violations previous posters in this thread have suggested."

    In other words, you and others are grossly overreacting.
     
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  7. Exhumed Self ******. Registered Senior Member

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    Where is the overreaction?

    I do not see how anything you said proves that it is not a massive civil rights violation. Is that measured by the quantity of people it happens to, rather than how far it deviates from our civil rights? Is it possible, in your view, that there is a large civil rights violation that only happens to a small quantity of people?
     
  8. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Sure! There's always a tiny minority that truly gets mistreated in ANY legal system. Just look around the world and you'll find plenty of isolated examples. One does not (unless one is just a reactionary) go wild because of an abberation that has NOT become common in a system.
     
  9. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    That example was quoted in direct response to:

    Showing that what String said was obvioulsy false.
     
  10. Exhumed Self ******. Registered Senior Member

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    Yet... For now, they've demonstrated they have the power to act on their dubious enemy combatant law, or whatever you would call that. It has become accepted by the public. It is not a precedent I like to see set. Precedent matters.

    Also it reveals the people in charge have a mindset to disregard for the rules, even when it comes to their own citizens (although to me that seems irrelevant since I value non-Americans equally). Which is why the idea of a ridiculous law to seize property for war protesters would not surprise me, except for the timing. Thankfully the current administration doesn't have the support it once did, so it would not get away with it at a time like this.
     
  11. countezero Registered Senior Member

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    The law does not advocate seizing the property of war protesters. Read it again.
     

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