Ryan Neece: Sick of government
To the editor:
As American citizens, I think we have a civilian duty to support our government, but this can only be held true if said administration actually is holding by their duty to serve the American populous, and these conditions must be starkly clear to the people.
They are either doing it, or they are not, there is no middle ground. The Bush Administration has done its best to alienate those of us who are smart enough to realize what they are doing and then spoon feed us stories of what would happen if it weren't for "The Decider."
While some of us are grateful to have every single liberty and God given right stripped from us, other more clear thinking heads are outraged, and rightfully so. Wire tapping? Detaining US citizens? Federal black lists? The list goes on and on, each one yet another civil liberty stripped from us.
Congratulations! See the people we elect?
Although I have no doubt as to the Bush Administration's guilt of torture, I would like to address this on its own. The Bush Administration has admitted to only three events regarding torture.
In a report being released by the Red Cross, which has investigated these claims, they have found at least 20 events of torture, many going on for prolonged periods, involving sleep deprivation, blinding lights, waterboarding, intense physical and psychological pain, and frigid temperatures, cold enough to cause pneumonia.
The Bush Administration has done numerous horrific things, but to a certain point we must commend them. They have somehow convinced the majority of us that that they haven't really done all that much, and those few things they admit, well, those are okay, because why are human rights there except to violate them?