Because freedom can't protect itself
I agree that no one is above the Law. So why can the president and the DOE break federal law by implementing curriculum into the public school system? I thought we just established that NO ONE is above the law.
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People who search for answers concerning these particular topics (especially regarding torture) deserve to reach quality information like that above first and foremost.
Keep it up and take care.
I think this tv show should do what it intends to do .I do not think torture is bad when it comes down to me or them . I think all people in this world have a right to do what ever they want when ever they want to do it when it comes to survival or their FUTURE .
If anyone finds someone who knows about plans to kill me ormy family, you have my permission to beat the crap out of him to save these lives, let alone pour some water on a towel placed on my head.
By the say, the show claimed torture has gone on at Gitmo. There has never been any evidence of this whatsoever, but why should that influence people's political agendas.
Your replies (most) are woefully illogical.
To Craig in particular, it is the American System of freedom that has put your family in a safe place, and that didn't start last week or last year, but over 200 hundred years ago.
Any quick review of history demonstrates that statistically speaking, the real threat to any human's safety is not 1 or 2 humans trying to kill your family, but a government or large group and it's leaders. They have killed millions over and over in short periods of time.
Unfortunately, torturing one or two of the group will most certainly not stop the violence.
Now at this moment you say torturing is ok, but only because at the moment it's not "your" group being tortured. Why? Because you were born in a country that was developed with better values than that.
The only thing that can hold off the nearly inevitable conclusion of every government in history (that is must keep a tight grip on it's people through fear and control), is the determined adherence of the population to a system that protects the individual rights over the government, even (especially) when it's not convenient to do so.
This system HAS protected your family presumably. I'm sure you can think of many countries, if you have any knowledge about the rest of the world, that if your family was born in they would have a lot to fear, and primarily by the people in power in that country and the government.
Oh you know you're safe now, because the American government will not become that dictator type government overnight. But what about your son? or his son? What happens when the government hears something he said out of line, pulls him out of high school, where he sits in jail and is tortured to death without ever speaking to an attorney.
Don't think it can happen here? Don't bet it can't. Do some research on Germany before The Nazi Conquest. Do some research on any governments. It can and most certainly does and has happened before.
By the way, and not that it's relevant, it has been proven time and again that torture DOES NOT get the desired result. Ie. if the group wanted to kill your family and one of their members got caught, they would still kill your family they would just do it at a different time and place, because they would immediately assume the person caught gave up any details he had.
So finally I'll leave you with this. If someone has plans to kill me and my family, please bring in the best investigators you can to figure out and stop it. But if they think the only option they have is to torture, I don't want them to proceed. They can stop and look for another way. If we die we die, but I don't want to die bringing down the system so many people gave their lives to create and protect. We, the United States of America, should be above that.
IN response to Craig's Letter.
I agree 100%
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust. My body is but a temporary home - it is our spirit that matters -
I will fight for my children, my wife and myself, but I will thank no one for committing atrocities on a handcuffed, chained, imprisoned or helpless individual in the name of protecting our freedom.
The torturers have stained the American Honor; they have trampled upon the ideals and beliefs many of us hold dear. They should be punished to the fullest measure our laws will allow. Those most responsible should be punished most - not the scapegoats at low level responsbility.
I totally GOOFED!!!
Craig, I am sorry, but it is Sean Bauer's letter, I agree with 100%.
The "ticking time bomb" theory is a marketing ploy to make people think - gee maybe the torture is OK...
No it is not - only twisted sadistic people use torture - they are not patriots
they are cowards of the highest order - and don't ever, ever, ever pretend you are protecting this American in any way shape or form with acts of torture.
Like Sean said - America - was not built overnight - and it was not built by men like these torturers
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