Laws and Principles are meaningless when blatantly violated by those responsible for upholding them. Granting a general amnesty to those who were complicit in violating those laws and principles should be considered with the greatest sobriety. Such actions should not be permitted to reinforce a corrupt regime or to whitewash their misdeeds and those of their traitorous collaborators. More often than not, the proper response is to overthrow the corrupt authority and hold their allies to account. Too many people have sacrificed too much in support of those principles to casually permit their debasement.

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Legend said...

Of course, an amnesty should not be granted to those who provide private phone records to the DoJ, but amnesties are often required to reach sustainable ceasefires in conflicts such as that in Iraq. I don't hear that idea being thrown around by the Bush administration.