Here is the best commentary of the Torture Bill I have seen so far:
if (person = terrorist)
I found this in the Wired blog, and I simply stripped the unnecessary braces from the if statement. If you don’t get the joke go look up stuff about assignment vs. comparison in C.
I think the founding fathers are turning in their graves right now. What happened to inalienable rights? This is America, and every person has a fucking right to a fair trail and humane treatment. It does not make a difference if that person is a terrorist or not.
Did our republican overlords forget about this:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
–That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness
I the Torture Bill stands against everything we believe in as a nation. It is a shameful disgrace and an atrocity.
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