Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Symbols, Signs and Proof of Civilization

I have to quote (and link) to this article a second time, because I really find this important:
The point of human rights, as Churchill noted, is that they treat the innocent, the suspect, and the convict equally: "These are the symbols, in the treatment of crime and criminals, which mark and measure the stored-up strength of a nation, and are a sign and proof of the living virtue in it."
Blair laid bare: the article that may get you arrested - Independent Online Edition > UK Politics

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