Quote of the day—Robert A. Heinlein

Waking a person unnecessarily should not be considered a capital crime. For a first offense, that is.

Robert A. Heinlein
Time Enough for Love
[This is for Barb. It’s something she can relate to after recent events.—Joe]


3 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Robert A. Heinlein

  1. I have the uncanny ability to cause long-lost relatives, college friends I haven’t spoken with in 20 years, and telemarketers to call me upon command, simply by taking a very unusual-for-me Saturday afternoon nap, once every few months.

    One day I will figure a way to monetize this. Until then I merely rage internally upon waking.

  2. The corollary is that it shouldn’t be a capital crime to react instinctively on being awakened by a no-knock raid that happens to be served on a wrong address.

    • I wouldn’t say that.

      Heinlein’s comment is humor. Your point is a hard fact of human rights and correct application of the Constitution. In fact, it isn’t a crime at all, capital or otherwise, to react that way. But it is a crime to commit a no-knock raid (on any address, “right” or not).

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