Since I don't have anything to add on politics at the moment, here's an ethical quandary worthy of Ricochet's keen minds.
Archeology has provided so many insights into human history in the past couple centuries, but much of that knowledge is based on a practice which seems morally dubious at best. Why is it acceptable to dig up graves when knowledge is the purpose? Why is it acceptable to put long-dead persons on display and take their possessions?
Would you care if, a thousand years from now, someone dug up your mom and took the family heirloom she was buried with? Would it matter that the "professional" only did so to learn more about our then-extinct society?
The end doesn't justify the means. But is there any other way to defend this practice?