19 September 2006

WTF is going on in the world

"To bereave a man of life, or by violence to confiscate his estate, without accusation or trial, would be so gross and notorious an act of despotism, as must at once convey the alarm of tyranny throughout the whole nation; but confinement of the person, by secretly hurrying him to jail, where his sufferings are unknown or forgotten, is a less public, a less striking, and therefore a more dangerous engine of arbitrary government." -- Sir William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769)

I snagged that quote from metafilter. I'm repeating here in the hopes that the 3 of you that read this will read and be disgusted by the things that have happened to Maher Arar.

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