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Humanities Section => Political/Government General Discussion => Topic started by: Solitary on August 25, 2014, 01:29:26 PM

Title: This Is Not The American Way I Remember.
Post by: Solitary on August 25, 2014, 01:29:26 PM
http://youtu.be/tVrmwFtoFjM
Title: Re: This Is Not The American Way I Remember.
Post by: doorknob on August 28, 2014, 11:01:56 AM
I don't really know what to say about this. Yes it's awful but so is any prison. Americans have done far worse than this to people who we have captured through out history. So I don't see how this is any different to anything else we've done through out history.

Ideally I'd like to see all prisoners treated in human ways but we don't have that in many of our prisons.
Title: Re: This Is Not The American Way I Remember.
Post by: doorknob on August 28, 2014, 11:24:25 AM
http://www.hnn.us/article/32497

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internment_of_Japanese_Americans

http://civilliberty.about.com/od/lawenforcementterrorism/tp/History-of-Torture-Timeline.htm

Title: Re: This Is Not The American Way I Remember.
Post by: doorknob on August 28, 2014, 11:25:59 AM
Give an example of where our Commander and Chief of the Armed Forces condoned torturing prisoners in the past. Solitary

where did I say anything about the armed forces? I said that Americans have a history of torture.
Title: Re: This Is Not The American Way I Remember.
Post by: doorknob on August 28, 2014, 12:05:13 PM
Good point. I agree that it wasn't something accepted publicly or politically accepted by the public in my life time.

And you are right it is scary that our country now sees nothing wrong with torture and is following the path that other countries have traveled.