Tag: government

  • NYT Editorial Letter

    This was pointed out to me today and I thought it worth echoing. A summation I couldn’t have worded any better. >To the Editor: >We have a government that engages in secret domestic spying by presidential decree; monitors personal library use; maintains secret prisons for unidentified prisoners held without recourse; engages in abusive treatment (if…

  • How do we teach accountability?

    >”A year ago this week, the release of shocking photographs of naked and hooded Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison alerted the world to serious human rights abuses by U.S. forces. Those images, it turned out, were the tip of an iceberg: Subsequent investigations by the media, human rights groups and the military itself revealed…

  • Quote: George Washington

    >”Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.” —G. Washington January 7, 1790