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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?

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    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.

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