We won't get the type of country in the kind of world we want unless people take part in the public's business ~ David Brower
There is just so much people will put up with from the government, we may not agree with, or outright dislike, but as a people, in a civilized society, there needs to be a bottom line. When it comes to civil rights, human rights, and torture, there has to be a clear and universal boundary.
Because we know now for fact, that torture was approved, allowed and administered, we have a duty to prosecute. To ignore the lawless violations of basic human rights would be an additional crime.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. "~ ML King
A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
There are a lot of people who lie and get away with it, and that's just a fact.
Evil men, obsessed with ambition and unburdened by conscience, must be taken very seriously--and we must stop them before their crimes can multiply.
~George W. Bush Veteran's Day Speech (11/11/05).
How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think.
Hat tip to Enigma @ Watergate Summer for promoting the petition signing.
It's been torture, and we've had enough.
thanks fran...love this post- really excellent quotes...
I stumbled upon the Bush, Rumsfeld & Hitler quotes.... wow! Quite the trio of thought patterns.... but the Bush quote was really a full circle item.
I've signed the petition & I plan on also e mailing it to friends as well.
This is a critical juncture.... we as a country need to step up. Crazy some are trying to make it partisan...
Please! Read the Constitution!
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