One anarchist’s compressed take on justice

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November 10, 2011
Daily Anarchist
by Wendy McElroy  
Posted in Commentary

"I have a fundamental objection to the prison system that I rarely hear raised. Why does a man who steals a loaf of bread lose his freedom of speech? Why does a woman who vandalizes a car lose the freedom to associate with her children? These questions are a challenge to those who view rights as social constructs as well as those who believe they are inalienable. Stated in more general terms, how is it that aggressors lose virtually all freedom because of what might be a minor transgression?" (11/09/11)

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