(4:15PM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)
Some think the US government should avoid violating international laws, the Geneva Convention, our own Code of Military Conduct and jus cogens by not torturing.
Others think some torture of certain people is okay.
The Center: Allow torture of certain people under limited circumstances.
Some think the constitution is “sacred obligatory on all citizens,” the foundation of our nation, the bulwark of our very liberty, a document which unites all Americans around principles of self-governance, and whose defense is the basis of all oaths of office and the essence of patriotism.
Others think it is “just a piece of paper” to be violated at whim.
The Center: Follow the constitution some of the time and subvert it at other times.
Some think all government officials, private citizens, and corporations are obligated to follow the law of the land or pay the penalty.
Others think violations of the law should be ignored if high officials say it is okay.
The Center: Require obedience to the law in most circumstances but sometimes allow lawlessness.
Some say human-caused global warming is the most serious threat to the future of humanity and could well lead to our extermination unless drastic action is immediately undertaken.
Others say global warming is the biggest hoax ever visited on the American people.
The Center: Everybody recycle and try to turn off unneeded lights.
Some think the US should only go to war on the basis of reliable intelligence which reveals a plausible threat to our national security.
Others think its okay to go to war on the basis of trumped up intelligence in order to further the financial and power interests of an elite minority.
The Center: Try to go to war only when intelligence proves it’s necessary, but continue to prosecute wars started under other circumstances.
Some say most television news is propaganda promoting the interests of the few corporations who control most media in this country.
Others say the news is fair and balanced.
The Center: Periodically invite fringe progressive elements on news programs in order to prove them wrong.
Some say the US military has been stretched to its limits by an illegal war, ineptly prosecuted, with little regard for the welfare of the soldiers.
Others say everyone should just shut up and support the troops.
The Center: Continue to run the military ragged but provide more GI Bill and better treatment of PTSD, head injuries, and other necessary costs of war.
Some say no-bid contracts and lack of oversight have wasted millions and millions of tax dollars, endangered our troops, and subverted our foreign policy while enriching a few war profiteers.
Others say shut up and support the troops.
The Center: Investigate and prosecute selected war profiteers without taking down the whole system.
Some say the Department of Justice has been turned into a political arm of the GOP, prosecuting Democrats for political purposes while turning a blind eye to Republican felonies.
Others say politics should not be criminalized.
The Center: Elect a Democrat and pretend that none of this ever happened.
And so it goes.