The Australian ABC is reporting that the US is working on plans for detaining suspects for life without trial when they don’t have enough evidence to take them to court or to a tribunal, as part of their “war on terror”.
Two quotes spring to mind:
“To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice.”
– Magna Carta (1215)
“Thofe who would give up ESSENTIAL LIBERTY to purchafe a little TEMPORARY SAFETY, deferve neither LIBERTY nor SAFETY” (sic)
- – Benjamin Franklin, various attributions