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  • Aug 20th, 2013 @ 7:22am

    Re: Impeachment insurance

    I though that Dan Quayle was the first real case of impeachment insurance

  • Feb 27th, 2011 @ 8:47am

    Re: Re: Keep up the pressure (as Paul)

    Yup, and the folk that guarded the concentration camps and shovelled jews and communists and homosexuals an gypsies into the gas ovens were also just doing their job. "Befehl ist befehl" was not considered a defence in Nuremburg, and while this is obviously a different degree, it is the same issue.

    Doing something illegal because your employer tells you to is no defence in law. Of course, if the employer is the US Government, somehow no-one gets to prosecute you (torturers, purveyors of child sex slaves, illegal wiretaps, ...)

  • Feb 27th, 2011 @ 8:43am

    Re: Re: Keep up the pressure (as Paul)

    Yup, and the folk that guarded the concentration camps and shovelled jews and communists and homosexuals an gypsies into the gas ovens were also just doing their job. "Befehl ist befehl" was not considered a decence in Nuremburg, and while this is obviously a different degree, it is the same issue.

    Doing something illegal because your employer tells you to is no defence in law. Of course, if the employer is the US Government, somehow no-one gets to prosecute you (torturers, purveyors of child sex slaves, illegal wiretaps, ...)

  • Feb 27th, 2011 @ 8:43am

    Re: Re: Keep up the pressure (as Paul)

    Yup, and the folk that guarded the concentration camps and shovelled jews and communists and homosexuals an gypsies into the gas ovens were also just doing their job. "Befehl ist befehl" was not considered a defence in Nuremburg, and while this is obviously a different degree, it is the same issue.

    Doing something illegal because your employer tells you to is no defence in law. Of course, if the employer is the US Government, somehow no-one gets to prosecute you (torturers, purveyors of child sex slaves, illegal wiretaps, ...)