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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Who Cares About Casey Anthony?

In what is at most, a state-wide news story, not hardly a story worthy of so much national attention, Casey Anthony has been found not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony. What I'd like to know, is why we don't care more that Bush, Obama, et al. haven't been tried for murdering the economy and the Constitution.

If there's any kind of libertarian lesson to be drawn from this story, it would be: NEVER talk to the police. Ever. It will never go your way, especially if you LIE to them. Just like Martha Stewart, who was tried for insider trading, Casey Anthony was not found guilty of the crime she was alleged to have committed, but could spend a lot of time behind bars because she was found guilty of lying to the police.

There's an easy way to avoid that ever happening to you, especially if you're innocent of a crime you're accused of in the first place: invoke your right, pursuant to the Fifth Amendment NOT to answer any of the police's questions if you are ever being investigated and then say NOTHING. It's your right.

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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