Saturday, February 15, 2014

Actions Speak Louder...

It is a common saying that actions speak louder than words...and perhaps it is because it is something that we SAY instead of always DOING that we constantly need the reminder.

One such case is that of American values: respect, fair trials, freedom, liberty, respect, human dignity, respect for life, respect for nations, nationalities, creeds, religions, genders, sexual preferences, RESPECT.

We have been failing to DO with our American values with regard to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba...a location that is not on American soil where our rules and international guidelines simply don't apply.  It's time for "Gitmo" and it's counter-active abuses of the system loopholes to be closed and to bring those pending trial to actual trial for their crimes or to be released under the same rules and regulations that we would hope our people would be given by international standards.  We must treat others how we would wish to be treated or we are failing our own standards.

We cannot sink to the level of those who dislike us, or we become them.

It is not a political issue;  It is a human issue.
Treat it that way.  Be the Change.

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