Friday, July 29, 2005

Individual Rights vs. Public Defense

Musings over at Normblog on the inherent conflict between individual rights and public defense in Britain's shoot-to-kill policy with potential terrorists. I have nothing to add, other than that I agree that how this conflict is resolved will affect all of our lives greatly. How do you choose which is more important? "On the one hand, the insistence on protecting the individual's rights regardless of the common good; on the other hand, the desire to protect all of us from deadly threats." Tough question...

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