12 May 2006

Fighting for what we've already won

Atrios has a list of goals that progressive bloggers should work for. In addition to a long list of specific goals, he has the following general proposals:

Torture is bad
Imprisoning citizens without charges is bad
Playing Calvinball with the Geneva Conventions and treaties generally is bad
Imprisoning anyone indefinitely without charges is bad
Stating that the president can break any law he wants any time "just because" is bad

It's a sad day in America when progressives need to struggle for rights and ideals that we supposedly achieve centuries ago. (Kudos to Pharyngula for the link.)


CyberKitten said...

It is a sad day indeed when basic human rights need to be fought for in the worlds leading democracy.

Unfortunately I'm having to use the word 'democracy' in its widest possible meaning ATM.

Pisces Iscariot said...

It appears that basic morality does not flow from generation to generation. Damn, another thing i'm gonna have to teach my kids.