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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 09:09 PM

7. We can recognize that all humans have the same rights under U.S. law as an American Citizens.

Such a change to our constitution would not work within the law systems of other sovereign nations. But the way we treat their citizens when they fall afoul of our laws or our wars would change.

So collecting information on foreign citizens would be as much of a violation of rights as it is supposed to be when collecting it on American citizens. We could not lock them away in Gitmo forever because it isn't on U.S. soil and they aren't U.S. citizens.

My idea isn't aimed at creating a world government complete with black helicopters. It is the recognition that human rights are held by every member of the species and would require us to treat these people as we are supposed to treat our own citizens.

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