Torture: The Failure of America

Julie and I were chatting a few nights ago about the US policy on torture. She put it this way, “Has our government lost it’s mind? Are we insane?”

It is clear that something is wrong. There is a lack of accountability and politicians have become increasingly irresponsible. Speaking as one who was raised mostly Republican, I think a lot of blame rests on the Republican White House and House of Representatives.

So much of the torture question is not only immoral and sinful, speaking as a follower of Jesus, they are also unAmerican. We are denying people due process, stripping them of rights that were once considered inalienable and endowed from the Creator.

In case you’re wondering what’s been happening lately with the debates about torture, Jordon Cooper has the run-down that I didn’t have time to make.