If you really care about preventing government tyranny, your #1 priority must be making sure criminals have rights.

And that’s not a joke or an exaggeration.

If criminals don’t have rights, then all the government has to do is find some excuse to label people as criminals, and those people will no longer have rights. It’s what literally every tyrannical government in all of history has done.

(theconcealedweapon n.d.)