1994-06-09 - Re: Crime and punishment in cyberspace - 3 of 3

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From: Jim choate <ravage@bga.com>
To: Jim_Miller@bilbo.suite.com
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UTC Datetime: 1994-06-09 13:53:12 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 9 Jun 94 06:53:12 PDT

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From: Jim choate <ravage@bga.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 94 06:53:12 PDT
To: Jim_Miller@bilbo.suite.com
Subject: Re: Crime and punishment in cyberspace - 3 of 3
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> > The concept of "rights" is really only meaningful in the
> > context of a group  of people, a society which has agreed to
> > band together for some  purpose.  But since it can't be
> > guaranteed that anyone would be educated on the matter of
> > observing the delineated rights, or that having been
> > educated they would respect them and observe limits upon 
Rights are the items of a citizens characteristic which are outside
the ability of that government to control within its charter. Rights
come before a government forms. If they didn't then you would not be 
able to give it a charter.

> Rather than spending effort developing technology for self-protection,  
> wouldn't it be better to spend effort developing a society in which  
> self-protection is unnecessary?  Think of all the energy and resources  
Self protection is a requirement in general against another individual and
not a society.

> behavior.  Better people make a better world.  A committee should be  
Truly a eugenic concept, by change do you listen to Wagner?

> Citizen-Unit Miller
Ravage (a blank)