There are more than 300 detainees still being held at Guantanamo Bay, and after six years, they still don’t have access to legal representation and a fair trial. Wouldn’t we want someone to speak out against injustice on our behalf?
The collective voice of the American people is much more powerful and potentially beneficial than relying solely on our government (especially our current government) to act in a fair and just manner.
We have a great opportunity here, to convey to the world that we —unequivocally — uphold and vigorously defend those values that we hold dear. We have an opportunity to clearly establish our sense of valor, to show how we, the people, are much more powerful than any self-absorbed government, and that we will most certainly do what is within our power to defend those too vulnerable to defend themselves.
Call your representatives. Write letters to editor. Sign petitions. Force the hand of this administration. Remind them that they that represent us, not the other way around.
As long as any one segment of society is disenfranchised, wherever and whoever they may be, we all remain at risk.