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Thursday, July 01, 2004

No Right to Remain Silent:

"The rule of law protects us all, even if its most visible effects involve people we suspect of evil. This was best captured in Robert Bolt's play, A Man for All Seasons, about Sir Thomas More's refusal to sacrifice his integrity to Henry VIII. When another character, William Roper, says he'd abolish the protections of law to nab the Devil, More replies,
"Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you-where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast-man's laws, not God's-and if you cut them all down-and you're just the man to do it-d'you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake. "
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