Sunday, April 19, 2009

Christian, Your Virtues are Need in Government

Although it should be self-evident to you that torture is immoral it may not be clear that it also does not produce the results you might think it does. Please study the issue and sign this petition. Why enable our government to one day torture you for your beliefs. Don't allow our government to proceed down this path. Sign the petition and help regain our national honor and more importantly, save innocent people from needless suffering and pain.
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On April 16, President Obama said he would not prosecute CIA agents who engaged in torture, because George Bush's lawyers told them it was "legal." President Obama also said Attorney General Eric Holder would use taxpayer dollars to defend torturers against lawsuits by torture victims, and to pay all judgments if they lost.

These decisions are intolerable and unacceptable. Torture is utterly immoral and un-American. It produced absolutely no useful intelligence. It recruited terrorists responsible for at least half the U.S. deaths in Iraq. And it endangered every U.S. soldier who may be captured in the future.

And torture is absolutely illegal. The U.S. ratified the United Nations Convention Against Torture, which prohibits torture and requires prosecution of torturers. In 1947, the U.S. prosecuted a Japanese officer for waterboarding. No lawyer can "legalize" what is illegal.

Congress must take the following actions:

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