A reader writes

As a conservative lawyer, I must dissent from your statement that "conservative lawyers" have sanctioned or condoned the use of torture.  The political hacks with law licenses who twisted the Geneva Convention into "a quaint notion" did not do so on the basis of any conservative philosophy or underpinning. Conservative lawyers believe in the rule of law, and that the law is the foundation upon which civilized societies act. It is in times of our greatest peril when we need most to adhere to the rule of law. Otherwise, there is anarchy.

These so-called "conservative lawyers" need to either read "A Man for All Seasons," or perhaps read some of Ron Paul's position papers. At this point, I am not hopeful that they will regain both moral and conservative principles. I'm reduced to settling for either one if we can get it.

 

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