Today he sent me a crude, violent e-mail which referred to all of us who oppose the current administration's open policies on torture and elimination of freedom as MAGGOTS!
I responded to him, and to everyone to whom he had forwarded that disturbing post:
When our country defends torture, we give absolute permission for any other country to torture our people as well.
And far worse than that, we surrender ALL morality. If the U.S. closes its eyes to these atrocities, we no longer have a country worth defending.
If we defend the current atrocities, we are no better than the worst in world...in fact we are below that because once upon a time, we had a Constitution and Bill of Rights that prohibited things like torture and warrentless searches and guaranteed privacy in one's person, home, and papers, and absolute freedom of speech no matter how inconvenient or unpopular.
Sadly the current administration has turned those once precious documents into toilet paper with which they wipe their greedy, immoral bottoms.
It is time --- in fact long past time -- for people who value what America used to be -- full of people who valued freedom and were not afraid of shampoo or water bottles in airports -- to take back their freedom and get rid of the people who turn up their noses at all this country SHOULD stand for!
Freedom, not fear.
Rule of law, not the rule of the jungle.
Constitutional protection, not government secrecy.
Don't send me obscenity-laced diatribes that sully the very values our founders treasured. We were once great, not through killing and evil, but through setting a shining example for doing the right things even when it was hard. Isn't it time we aspired to that again?
It's time to choose. The hateful, valueless America promoted in your e-mail below, or everything we can and should be.