Comment: agreed

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Constitution says you shall not be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against yourself. Your silence can still be evidence. It just makes the burden of proof for the state, who can not convict on silence alone, that much bigger.

And on a more expansive view, Miranda warnings in general are a made-up right. The framers envisioned a citizenry who took the time to educate themselves on their own rights and defend them. Not get arrested and wait for the government to spoon-feed them to you.