Because freedom can't protect itself
Those who support Remembering Roe and other opponents of abortion believe that moving from this point forward will mark a new beginning that will ultimately lead to the overturning of Roe vs. Wade and the support of legislation that values life on all levels.
Obama's nomination of Comey was a despotic deed. This repudiated his presidential campaign of "hope and change" and his oath of office to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."
Obama's deplorable choice of the despicable Comey and the NSA scandal call for Obama's resignation so the country can get off the wrong track.
So...the problem is what? Did we secure the information we needed WITHOUT HURTING THE PERSON!!!!
Waterboarding? It is sad that ACLU forgets what the "A" stands for. You idiots want to protect those trying to hurt Americans. Worry about protecting us not our enemies.
The person I know who died in Tower 1, the one everybody claims they "do all this for," would NEVER EVER have approved of this and I know it for sure.
I read papers he wrote that came into my possession after the reading of his Will.
He used to like answering questions of moral predicaments one could get into and one of the questions he was asked was "Would you want people to kill in your name if your death sparked the possibility of a war between nations?"
His answer was that he thought it would be the saddest thing ever if people decided to avenge his death by creating more deaths and sowing more hatred among people.
He never believe his death would actually cause a situation like that. He thought that he would have to "be way more important in the grand scheme" than he was to attract such an issue. But he answered the question anyway, b/c he spent the last half of his life protesting hatred and anger.
That's how I not only can guess but know for sure he wouldn't approve of ANY of this stuff. Not waterboarding or any of the other stuff I've been hearing that I wish I would have heard before I voted for that dimwit Bush the SECOND time.
It seems like what some people are saying, as near as I can interpret from their comments, is that "we had to become the very thing we hated (terrorists) to accomplish capturing the terrorists of Al Qaeda (all of whom we hated and by implication through our actions, wanted to distance ourselves from.")
So why did George Bush Junior allow all the horrific torture we used in questioning them for data and become the thing he told my family he hated, which was terrorists and terrorism. He clearly wanted us to believe he was NOTHing like that and would "make sure all the people who are and had brought your loved one to this tragic end would feel the repercussions?"
Why did he have entry-level soldiers court-martialed just bc they failed to follow the guidelines of using excessive force to pry answers from them?
He told us he would not rest until he brought every single person responsible for doing it to justice and then ignored the one "person" who masterminded and funded the entire plot: Usama bin Laden. He stopped looking for the man to go on a little excursion into Iraq and then spent more time there than looking for bin Laden.
As far as I'm concerned he did neither Eric, my daughter's dad who died in Tower 1, nor any other of the nearly 3,000 victims nor every other American any favors.
What he accomplished in spades, you might say, was to prove he was capable of becoming the very thing he hated in order to restore some kind of "sense" to the world after any semblance of order had fallen apart.
Well, I'm positive he did NOT do THAT for the benefit of our family.
What happened will never make sense to his family and friends.
Discovering all this data has succeeded in making me feel as if the terrorists punished him for no reason by killing him and then my own government re-punished him by connecting his death to something he would have found repulsive.
I feel like I've been punished twice on top of grieving almost constantly, and now I have to tell my daughter this news I never anticipated. And it feels just like it did the first time, when I had to look into her eyes and tell her she'd never see her dad on earth again. I hated the task and loathe the idea of her finding it out the unfortunate way that *I* did, so I feel an obligation to tell her before someone else does and bypasses the most discrete was of doing it.
To my dying day, I'll never stop seeking accountability for every player in this evil plot who knew beforehand what he/she would do and then did it without question or scruples.
To my dying day, I'll never stop wondering how much more our family will have to take before we can ever find any closure in the matter. Or at least some type of balm to apply to the wound and prevent it from weeping constant pain.
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