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BECAUSE the legal methods will not work, extralegal methods must be used

So extralegal measures are justified in every case where the legal measures would not work as intended or desired? No tradeoff is required between the magnitude of the illegality and the magnitude of the problem you are attempting to deal with? No consideration is required of the actual, empirical effectiveness of the extralegal measures proposed?

If you want to start me down that primrose path, then I'm afraid we're going to part ways, politically speaking, before we even get to the substance.

We're in an existential situation.

Last month, private automobiles killed approximately 3000 Europeans, and a comparable number of Americans.

Over the last ten years, private bombs killed approximately 3000 Europeans and Americans.

If terrorism is an existential threat, why is are commuters still permitted a personal automobile?

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Dec 31st, 2009 at 01:00:51 AM EST
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