I never imagined that on this blog I would cite to Andy Griffith, but this is simply too wonderful not to mention (via Campus Progress, via Oliver Willis):
Do you suppose that if Americans saw that episode for the first time now right-wing bloggers and pundits and FoxNews blowhards would go to town on it? Me too. Do you think when this episode first aired, most Americans accepted due process of law as a basic American value? Me too. Too bad our leaders lack the wisdom of the people and of Andy Griffith.