Why create offline main key without encryption capabilities

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Mon Jun 2 20:40:25 CEST 2014

> Am also not familiar with any legal tests or precedents,
> but the following could hypothetically just as easily be argued:

The government wants you to do X; you're apparently not complying;  
you're now before the judge who has to decide whether the government  
has the power to make you do X.  The judge doesn't care about the  
third way you're proposing: the judge is only concerned with whether  
the government has the legal power to make you do X.  That's it.   
Nothing else.

If you want to negotiate with the government then you can do that  
outside the courtroom.  Within it, all you are allowed to do is argue  
your case ("the government does not have the authority to make me do  

My standard ten-part advice for court appearances still holds true.   
One, hire a lawyer to speak for you.  Two, shut up.  Three through  
ten, see rule #2.

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