Letters: Even safety does not justify torture
Re: ‘Torture in the name of US freedom’ (Metro, April 8)
I am appalled and saddened by the opinions of letter writer Mary Ruggiero. She claims that by standing against torture, Rep. Pelosi and Sen. Feinstein “do not love this country.” I love this country; in fact I joined the Army and went to Kosovo and Iraq in support of it. Yet I will never condone the torture of human beings, whether they are terrorists or anyone else. I understand the desire to be safe, but we do not achieve that through torture. We lose our soul as a country — not to mention the souls of those compelled to conduct those interrogation techniques.
Annie Ferris, via email
To letter writer Mary Ruggiero: Gov. Bobby Jindal correctly names your kind the Stupid Party, because you can’t understand even this simple seven-word sentence: “The ends do not justify the means.” Only hypocrites enforce laws by breaking them — for example, by spying on those who might spy on us, or murdering murderers via the death penalty. To reduce crime, why not have a 10 p.m. curfew, during which any unauthorized person is shot on sight?
J. Andrew Smith, via email