posted by anonymous .
what contemporary issues could i write about that relate to Thomas More's statement "I give the devil benefit of the law for my own safety's sake."
also could someone explain more what this statment means?
More meant that citizens rights could be abridged, if the govenment felt it was making the citizens safer.
An example of that was the actions of the US govenment following 9/11. The 1st and 2nd amendments were "ignored" or "abridged" when without court permission mail and phone calls of American citizens were monitored . People have been held in prison without due process of law.