Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

The problems of creating a legal system in a place that had no true civil laws for decades.

"Sometimes it will take us a whole day to review one case because we have very few attorneys and too many cases, but even though our punishments are sometimes slow they are better than the ones imposed before,"

Of course the AP has to throw in a 'At least the Taliban kept things orderly' at the end. Just don't mind the oppression of minorities, the degreadation of women, and the occasional massacres.

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