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    Tuesday, November 13, 2007

    Wisdom from One Generation Ago

    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction."

    -- Ronald Reagan

    ...and here is bonus for you...

    "The United States participated actively and effectively in the negotiations of the Convention [Against Torture]. It marks a significant step in the development during this century of international measures against torture and other inhuman treatment or punishment. Ratification of the Convention by the United States will clearly express United States opposition to torture, an abhorrent practice unfortunately still prevalent in the world today."

    -- Ronald Reagan, 1988.

    Italics mine. Measures against torture AND other inhuman treatment or punishment. It would not seem that Reagan would have minced words about whether waterboarding was banned.

    President Reagan signed the Convention Against Torture. The United States Senate ratified the treaty in the early 1990s.

    Today we have an Attorney General who could not commit to whether or not waterboarding is torture. And we have a Senate that confirmed him anyway.

    And George W. Bush is not fit to so much as eat Reagan's jellybeans.

    What times we live in.

    Comments on "Wisdom from One Generation Ago"


    Blogger Joe said ... (11:16 AM, November 14, 2007) : 

    Scary times indeed. And every day the Democrats lose a bit more as they fail to rein in Bush and his policies. Why did we bother to vote for a change if they refuse to stand up to what the majority of the population wants????


    Blogger Gina Ventre said ... (3:19 PM, November 14, 2007) : 

    what joe said.

    im so disappointed in what the democrats have failed to do with this renegade administration. they are showing their weakness. or they are showing that they are part of the Establishment. either way, this dem is jumping ship. to where and whom? who knows. libertarian?


    Blogger Kate Anne said ... (8:04 AM, November 29, 2007) : 

    There are only two parties, the money party and the populist party. Too many of the Dems are cavorting with the corporatists. ARGH!!!


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