* things you think of as laws are in fact statutes and have no power over you unless you give them power over you
But at the same time those laws give you rights.
Without being a person (in that sense) you have no legal rights.
Those people in Guantamo have a similar status.
No laws have power over them as long as they aren't legal people.
In general the advantages (having rights) of being a person outweigh the disadvantages (having duties).
Worse yet is when they find out, people choose to ignore all things written by or under his name in the letters that were continuously published for over a decade... Sure, racial hate is alive and well in America... It is disgusting...
Everyone makes errors (like Hillary's war votes).
It's politics. The important thing is that he publically distanced himself from the letters.
I doubt that he can get a single vote from non-white, non-christian demographic...
Having the NAACP President
say that he is no racist is probably enough for a lot of those blacks to accept him if they agree with his other issues.