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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #54)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:16 PM

57. The government *grants* no rights.

You keep stacking misconception onto misconception. *sigh*

Go back to your Enlightenment reading for the philosophical source of our rights. Locke, Rousseau, and to a lesser extent, Hobbes.

Regarding the danger of rights, however:

All rights are dangerous. No court has said that such danger is justification for infringing it:

See, e.g., Hudson v. Michigan, 547 U. S. 586, 591 (2006) (“The exclusionary rule generates ‘substantial social costs,’ United States v. Leon, 468 U. S. 897, 907 (1984), which sometimes include setting the guilty free and the dangerous at large”); Barker v. Wingo, 407 U. S. 514, 522 (1972) (reflecting on the serious consequences of dismissal for a speedy trial violation, which means “a defendant who may be guilty of a serious crime will go free”); Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U. S. 436, 517 (1966) (Harlan, J., dissenting); id., at 542 (White, J., dissenting) (objecting that the Court’s rule “in some unknown number of cases . . . will return a killer, a rapist or other criminal to the streets . . . to repeat his crime”); Mapp, 367 U. S., at 659.

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