Monday, May 9, 2011
To condone torture is to admit that the terrorists have succeeded in what they set out to accomplish in the first place: to turn us into hypocrites. To tolerate torture is to dissolve true liberty and turn this fine nation into something the Libertarians fear the most: a police state. In pushing torture as a just way of extracting information, you may as well endorse slavery as well, for they mean nothing less than pure, unbridled power from one individual over another.
"Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither."
- Ben Franklin OR Thomas Jefferson (commonly attributed to both)