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A comment on the proposed terror laws.
03/11/2005
A just democracy will always be a balance between the judiciary, the police force and the legislature. The Police force will always want greater powers to enable them to do their job but it is the job of the law makers to see that their powers are in proportion and in balance with civil liberties. The unfortunate side effect to be being "the good guys" is we must play by the rules. Ideas like innocent until proven guilty and no detention without a fair trial make life harder for the police but there are very good reasons why we have enshrined them in law. Yes, by playing by the rules we WILL lose sometimes BUT if we stop playing by the rules and hold suspects without charge etc we are no longer the good guys. If we give police powers greater weight than we do to civil liberties we have become the bad guys. It must not happen.
Mad

Gone Away
Good article, Mad; brief and to the point. Can't really argue with it, either. Becoming quite the little politico, aren't we? ;)
Date Added: 03/11/2005

Mad
Not by choice Dad. I'd much rather ignore politics but the direction this government is moving in is really scaring me. So much so that I am considering moving.
Date Added: 03/11/2005

Gone Away
Yeah, I know. Just choose the right place to move... ;)
Date Added: 03/11/2005

Mad
Do you mean I should consider the country that so respects civil liberties that it imprisons people in Guantanimo bay without trial or charge? ;)
Date Added: 03/11/2005

keeef
Well if thats the case dun come here bruh. We have just had almost exactly the same law rammed thru government by Howard. The fooker also used the day before to inform the aussies of an 'unspecified' terrorist threat thus ensuring the bill was passed the next day befoe it had even been read!!! Arent you gglad we kicked out old charles 1st? I mean if we hadnt the whole country would be at the hands of someone who could imprison you because you didnt believe in their ideals........................
Date Added: 04/11/2005

vanessa
*whistles*
Date Added: 05/11/2005

Mad
Lost your dog Vanessa? :p
Date Added: 05/11/2005

vanessa
boys can be sooo dense. ;)
Date Added: 08/11/2005

sparx
Totally off topic but just popped in to say 'Kinell. That was bloody quick!! It is good to be back in the blogging frame of mind. I was sorry to hear about your accident, good to see it hasn't put you off. A Z750 eh? Flash Git!

Sorry about that, carry on with the thrusting political deabte thing. ;-)
Date Added: 09/11/2005

keeefer
Its good to know you update your journal as often as you call me Bruh :)
Date Added: 11/11/2005

Mad
Hah! You can talk, owner of the blog that died. As for calling you? We have the internet, why do we need phones?
Date Added: 11/11/2005

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