Originally Posted by Brutha
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.
I believe our beingness gives us all rights.
Saying we are a person, as defined by many governments, gives away some of our rights in exchange for the government accepting responsibility for us.
The people in Guantamo are slaves, they have no rights. That's what life looks like when you give them all away.