Re: [RLC-Action] Digest Number 245
- At 16:46 2006-03-21, Dave Nalle wrote:
>but his 'rebuttals' ofNot to mention straw-man arguments. I didn't see many "libertarian"
>many basic libertarian ideas are more denials than rebuttals.
positions at all there. At least not the way that I'd present
them. And like a lot of ignoranti, he confuses "small l"
libertarianism with "big O" Objectivism.
"For more than six hundred years--that is, since Magna Carta, in
1215--there has been no clearer principle of English or American
constitutional law, than that, in criminal cases, it is not only the
right and duty of juries to judge what are the facts, what is the
law, and what was the moral intent of the accused; but that it is
also their right, and their primary and paramount duty, to judge the
justice of the law, and to hold all laws invalid, that are, in their
opinion, unjust or oppressive, and all persons guiltless in
violating, or resisting the execution of, such laws."
--Lysander Spooner, An Essay on the Trial by Jury