Truth vs Hatred-Hatred wins. What are we teaching our children, our citizens, and the world about democracy?
Under most U.S. federal whistleblower statutes, in order to be considered a whistleblower, the federal employee must have reason to believe his or her employer has violated some law, rule or regulation. Bradley Manning is a whistelblower. And prosecutors, though they said they wouldn’t, are apparently seeking the death penalty.
If he is killed, and I hope he isn’t, I wonder, will the anti-gay Westboro pentacostal zealots parade around at his funeral with their signs and slogans? “Thank God for dead soldiers”? The Supreme Court would certainly protect them.
So while the U.S. government metes out Freedom of Speech rights to people who I would label as purveyors of hate, the U.S. government also seeks death to a soldier who has challenged them.
Soldiers are willing to die for their country. Not at the hands of their country.
America wears its democracy like a banner; where, in the Constitution of the United States of America, does it say that government action cannot be questioned? That wrongs cannot be exposed for what they are?
The government/military/police/citizens/etc. all make mistakes.
Sentencing Bradley Manning to death won’t right a wrong.
"I don’t think that people really want to see this…because this is war…. It’s very disturbing", Ethan McCord.