When Do You Break People Out of Prison? Reply

Extremely in between...

There are few methods at our disposal to right the wrong of false imprisonment. But as many believers note, our legal system was premised on the notion that it is better for ten guilty men to go free than one innocent man be imprisoned. I have no such faith that the current system comes even close to such a principle and don’t believe it really ever has been held to such standards.

From the very beginning of the republic, we’ve seen examples of excessive federal overreach. Regarding the recent release of the CIA’s sanitized torture report, I was recently asked when I thought the US lost its moral authority and I answered “around the time of the Whiskey Rebellion”.

Public school history tells us that the Revolutionary War was fought against taxes and yet as soon as our ancestors elected a king—ahem—president, he put down a rebellion caused by his…

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