We can degrade or upgrade

The CIA is working very hard to reserve for itself the power to hold prisoners indefinitely, to terrify, to torture, and to do so in complete secret — although all of their secret prisons outside the United States have been funded by Congress. And “the White House has refused to allow the CIA to brief anyone except the House and Senate intelligence committees’ chairmen and vice chairmen on the program’s generalities.”

I believe that we degrade ourselves when we treat others in such a way. But at the same time, we have the choice to treat others differently. We can raise our standards, and in so doing, raise who we really are. Isn’t it amazing that we have so much power? Let’s use it — and let’s use it wisely.


~ by fourstar on November 2, 2005.

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