Ex-Dead Teenager (broken_anthem) wrote in mutual_aid,
Ex-Dead Teenager

xposted lots sorry if you get this a couple times.

Hi, I guess it's kind of lame for my introduction in the group to be in the form of an xpost but I think this one is worth it.

Vice President Cheney is petitioning Republican leaders of the
House to block a provision that would eliminate all forms of
U.S.-sponsored torture, arguing more leeway is necessary to
fight terrorism.

I disagree with the vice president. I think torture perpetuates
terrorism; it doesn't stop it.

Join me in doing something about it! I just e-mailed Speaker
Hastert (R-Ill.) and my representative to ask them to join a
broad bipartisan group of senators who oppose all forms of
torture. The amendment, sponsored by Sen. McCain (R-Ariz.), was
passed in the Senate with an overwhelming majority of 90-9
(including 46 Republicans), but now faces the threat of a White
House veto. If the Senate vote was any indication, there could
be enough support in the House and the Senate to pass the
amendment and override a White House veto.

As people of faith, it is crucial that we stand up against the
evil practice of torture. Make sure your voice is heard! Click
here to take action:
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