Friday, January 20, 2006

Right versus legal

The debate around the NSA wiretapping highlights the difference between what is right versus what is legal. The former is a subjective judgement call (e.g., “I have no problem if the government listens to us” or “I want my conversations private.”). The latter is about what is allowed under an established body of law. Regardless of whether you think wiretapping is right or wrong, I think the legal question deserves scrutiny. In such a polarized country about so many issues, the legal question really is the only thing worth debating with people of different beliefs.
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