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Obama to approve indefinite detention and torture of Americans

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Yet again, Democrats and Republicans lockstep in destroying our freedoms and constitutional protections. They don't even pretend to care anymore.

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Created by brill 2 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 2 years 35 weeks ago
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I guess Mr. President has his

melanieG 2 years 35 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago

I guess Mr. President has his own ideas on how to protect us and the state as a whole so let's give him the benefit of the doubt for creating this certain bill. Anyway, another type of punishment aside from torture and detention is the widely known death penalty for criminals. I read from an article that according to a recently released information, the number of death sentences given out in the courtroom and executions carried out have both decreased to brand new lows. Legal and ethical difficulties and costs are among the chief causes of the decline in the capital punishment. It is not as likely that individuals will face the death penalty now. (See http://www.newsytype.com/13999-executions-death-sentences/ for more info)

>I guess Mr. President has

CaptainWhomp 2 years 35 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago

>I guess Mr. President has his own ideas on how to protect us and the state as a whole so let's give him the benefit of the doubt for creating this certain bill.

You must be joking. No rational person in their right mind could make such a naive statement.

As for punishment, the United States incarcerates a larger number, and a larger percentage of it's own population than any other nation. We beat China in this area. We're the least free nation on Earth in this respect. Any capital punishment gains, while important, are a drop in the bucket and have little significance. See below. The number of people on death row ranks in the low thousands, most of which will never be executed. The number of people in prison is almost 1% of the population, or around 3.5 million people -- something around 1 out of every 100 people is in jail, and 1 out of 35 adults is in jail, mostly for nonviolent activities:

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

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

http://www.prisonpolicy.org/scans/sp/federalprison.pdf

How can this not be infraction of the protections guaranteed the accused in the Constitution? Heck, forget the Constitution -- how can this not be an infraction of human rights and decency? The US is the strictest and the least tolerant country on the planet in this respect. We have an out of control police state backed by no legal authority except what the practicing authorities say is legal. How can this possibly be okay?

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