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Trump supports waterboarding: Should the CIA be allowed to use torture in interrogations?

  • Only for certain reasons and instances

    I believe every bit of the constitution and bills of rights as it were my second bible. According to the eighth amendment in the bills of rights, which banned the use of excessive bail, cruel and unusual punishment and excessive fines. It can be a touchy subject but torture is covered under this amendment. But I believe the only time we SHOULD use this is when the National security it at stake. If the security of the citizens or country is at stake I don't believe we should use this as a last resort.

  • Yes, I agree.

    If there is 100% proof that someone has committed an act of terrorism, then they should not be given any kind of human rights protection. Terrorists have no regard for the human rights of others, therefore they should forfeit their own human rights. If torture is a means to prevent any future terrorist attacks, then it should be allowed.

  • Yes, torture should be allowed.

    If there is 100% proof that someone has committed an act of terrorism, then they should not be given any kind of human rights protection. Terrorists have no regard for the human rights of others, therefore they should forfeit their own human rights. If torture is a means to prevent any future terrorist attacks, then it should be allowed.

  • No, they should not.

    Trump's CIA is likely to abuse this power more than any previous group of interrogators has before. Whether or not waterboarding is an effective interrgation technique, it has a huge potential for abuse because it is seen as soft torture, and many people feel like there is no reason to regulate it.

  • No, the CIA should not be allowed to use torture in interrogations

    No, the CIA should not be allowed to use torture in interrogations. True terrorists can probably take torture so the CIA will not find out any more information from using it. Rules of decency should be obeyed no matter what. There is never a good reason for torture and it is not needed.

  • No. We should respect human rights.

    There are four problems with this argument.

    1. This causes the rest of the world to have a negative image of the US and our integrity, while also increasing the number of terrorists.

    2. This leads to misinformation as we break peoples minds. This not only includes false confessions but accusing anyone you know from your grandmother to the grocery clerk whether they are innocent or not.

    3. The definition of terrorist can be thrown around very loosely. A guerrilla fighter in war, a rebel fighting against an oppressive government, a spy, a member of a peaceful protester movement (occupy wall street).

    4. It is a slippery slope. How long until it is changed from guilty of a crime to suspicion, or they torture a confession that gives them permission retroactively? If its okay with terrorist how about serial killers, then murderers, then any violence, and then any crime.


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