You should also remember that Ben was an INTELLIGENT troll and a gossip. He would use his wit to spark creative discussion and debate. Unlike most trolls on the internet, who ignore the old adage: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool; rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.
I agree with Tim on this issue. Similar to the paradox of saying: I don't believe in what you are saying, but I will defend to the death your right to say it! If every time there was a miscarriage of justice (particularly when a jury has decided a verdict) the Federal courts swoop in like Deus ex machina; this subverts the judicial system and nullifies "a jury of one's peers". Constitutional principles must be maintained and upheld, or we will lose the balance of power and be left with tyranny.
Press: Mr. President are you lying the foundations for a police state? Obummer: You know, I'm glad you asked that question. Press: Well, Mr. President could we have the answer? Obummer: Well yes, of course, I was just about to give it to you, if I may. Yes as I said I'm glad you asked me that question because it's a question that a lot of people are asking, and quite so, because a lot of people want to know the answer to it. And let's be quite clear about this without beating about the bush the plain fact of the matter is that it is a very important question indeed and people have a right to know. Press: Mr. President, we haven't yet had the answer. Obummer: I'm sorry, what was the question?