American Takfiris – Ta-Nehisi Coates

The American conscience, when it decides to act, is mighty–but it is also sluggish and vain. Americans are crushed by the weight of not fulfilling their own high expectations–so the shameful acts of one generation are often rectified by a subsequent generation unencumbered by their own complicity in such acts…The American conscience is often slow to action, but not because it cannot recognize evil–but because our view of ourselves as a people guided by justice is so important to who we are that when confronted with proof of our own shortcomings, we recoil in shame and precious vanity. Eventually, with the big stuff, we usually find our way–we see this with our slow, staggering, but inevitable march towards full personhood for gays and lesbians.  And while those who stained America’s honor with war crimes have escaped accountability for now, these American takfiris will eventually be judged by history with a clarity we cannot muster today.

via American Takfiris – Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Great post by guest Adam Sewer.  Definitely worth the read.

Jesse Ventura Speaks: Wants Cheney on a Waterboard, Bush Worst President | ChattahBox News Blog

Jesse Ventura Speaks: Wants Cheney on a Waterboard, Bush Worst President | ChattahBox News Blog:

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Jesse body slams. The best question is at the end of the second clip.

YouTube – Shepherd Smith drops F-bomb during Freedom Watch: We do not F%$&ing torture!!!

YouTube – Shepherd Smith drops F-bomb during Freedom Watch: We do not F%$&ing torture!!!:

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It’s Not Torture Because We Did It to Ourselves

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Words fail.

The Problem with Christianity: the Christians

Survey: Support for terror suspect torture differs among the faithful – CNN.com:

“White evangelical Protestants were the religious group most likely to say torture is often or sometimes justified — more than six in 10 supported it. People unaffiliated with any religious organization were least likely to back it. Only four in 10 of them did.”

(Via CNN.)

This is why people fear the religious. We don’t have the courage of our convictions.
“But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for his he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
— Luke 6:35-36

A Conversation on Torture

This was a great debate. It’s get’s heated in Pt. 2 so be forewarned. I side with Jon on this. “Those who want to trade freedom for security deserve neither.” — Ben Franklin

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Great apology for the Truman comment.

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