[QUOTE=freestater;4052180]Trampling the rights of citizens has varying degrees, but to get to the extreme, one must first convince society that the minor infringements of their rights are beneficial (or for the more egregious, at least legal). Is it such a 'melodramatic' stance to guard against such abuses before they get to such a point? Or is it only OK to qualm when the actual doors are closing? [/QUOTE]
QUalm all you want, I just think a comparison to Nazi's is a bit much.
[QUOTE=freestater;4052180]How about we agree on a system where those sworn to enforce the law actually know the law, and the rights of the people they are 'protecting'? [/QUOTE]
I have no problem with that; There's an obvious dearth of training in many depts., as well as a problem attracting qualified candidates. Virtually all testing for civil service has been watered down to placate the racial arsonists. Plenty of morons out there.
But again, are we granting everyone the option of following a cops directions even if the cop is a walking lawbook?
[QUOTE=freestater;4052180]America. Right up until Pres. Nixon declared war on Individual rights.[/QUOTE]
So no individual rights issues prior to Nixon? Segregation? Jim Crow?
[QUOTE=freestater;4052180]A nation of laws, not men.[/QUOTE]
"Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint."
- Alexander Hamilton
We need some laws dude. Humans are ****holes.
Finding the right balance, its a fluid thing.
We cant all live in a cabin.