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Comment: How many questions would we have to answer? (Score 1) 768

by Anthem1937 (#43938951) Attached to: Seeking Fifth Amendment Defenders
World 1 - The police have no right to detain you and CANNOT compel you to answer:
"I'm not answering these questions, and I'm leaving."

World 2 - The police have no right to detain you but they CAN compel your answers:
"Did you kill your stepmother", "In elaborate detail, what did you have for breakfast?", "Do you like my shoes?", "Here's Ulysses, read it and tell me what you think", "Here's a hammer, show us that you didn't hide your stepmother's head at the center of this enormous boulder?", and on and on for decades.

Forty-Two years later:
"Did you kill your stepmother?"
"Sure, whatever you want to hear, Man."

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell

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