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Originally posted by Astyanax
Shouldn't evil people have the same rights as others?
I'm not talking about convicted criminals, who forfeit certain rights as a penalty for the crimes they have committed. I'm talking about people who have attitudes, tastes, practices etc. most of us would regard as wicked, nasty, repellent, etc., but who have not been convicted of any crime.
Leaving aside the gut reaction expressed by some of you (which I understand and even sympathize with), why shouldn't these people's rights be respected? What harm would it do? Might it not be more harmful (to society, ie to us) to deny them representation?
Originally posted by Panzeroth
Allowing a paedophile political party to exist is a threat to each and every one of us.
A 12 year old won't be able to decide whether or no he/she wants to have sex with a complete stranger...