A civilized society affords even the most heinous criminal basic human rights

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    Frankly I see no precedent for the title of the OP.

    Wouldn't "The most heinous criminal" be guilty of destroying civilized society?

    If civilized society is destroyed, or even undermined, then how can it expect to "afford....basic rights?"

    Indeed, isn't the criminal who undermines civilized society, and who suffers the consequences of a less civilized society, simply "reaping what he sowed?"

    Specifically, we see criminals attack the US on 9/11. They do great damage to our society. Our society adopts less civilized means to defend itself. Who is to blame?
     
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    Someone oughta tell Bush:

     
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    Once a republic becomes an empire the rules get a bit flexible in order to serve rule.
     
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    A society's civility or lack thereof is purely subjective.

    Many practices of ancient Rome we find barbaric today (slavery and human bloodsport), yet Rome considered itself the peak of civilization in its time.
     
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    I think we should bring back bloodsport.
     
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    I mean why should the US confine that to prison?
     
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    Maybe we should define "basic human rights" just the lawyer in me there.
     
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    I guess you haven't been paying attention
     
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    Yup. According to the left I imagine that includes TV's rec rooms and all sorts of amenities. In Florida a few years back they had a scam artist in Jail. He was using the public phone in the jail to continue to scam people illegally. They caught him and ordered his use of the phone curtailed. A Judge threw it out claiming he had a basic right to use said phone.
     

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