Saturday, June 14, 2008

simplistic, moi ?

the forty-two days detention issue takes our society right back to the origins of habeus corpus, because we even had bad rulers in the good old days !



for me it isn't what the papers have been describing as a FREEDOM issue, because i doubt that freedom is ever absolute in any society


for me it is a JUSTICE issue, because, no matter what the crime, justice must always be done, and must always be seen to be done without hindrance ... gordon brown & his supporters should know that showing the prisoner of the state to the court regularly is a fit and necessary test of the state's own necessary sense of national shame and honour ... and therefore, by implication, of it's leader's true patriotism


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habeas_corpus

5 comments:

DaveO said...

Count your lucky stars you still have habeus corpus. Where I live, we have supreme court justices who feel it's an outrage that prisoners held indefinitely by the executive dare to challenge their detention, and see no conflict with the constitution in saying so.

tristan said...

power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely

Plutarch said...

Tristan, your words have the ring of the great Lord Denning.

tristan said...

similar accent, perhaps ?

GeorgeyBoy said...

Forty-two days detention for cutting Latin, and bunking off games? I was always against the comprehensive system..