Friday, September 14, 2012

Blog 3: U.S violation of Human Rights

The article that i read about was allegations of the United States violating certain groups human rights, such as imprisonment without telling them why they are in prison also not providing legal counsel , after the 9/11 attacks that happened in the year of 2001. These sources say that the U.S are using unmanned drones to kill people that are of a “threat” to us a nation. Former president Carter as began to speak out on the issue stating that we as American now think it is okay to kill a individual with the only reason being that they are a terrorist, now only are killing someone of “suspect” we are also killing innocent people who just happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. The United States has allegedly been accused of violating 10 to 30 of the guidelines set of buy the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which all people are entitled to no matter where he or she may.Carter suggest that we as Americans should need to hold human rights dearly to us and as others hold it to them once we find this we as a nation may become the champion peace and help other countries. We cannot criticize one country for what they are doing if we ourselves are going down the same path as well. There isn't any blame put on one political party because both have participated in this violent acts is time they take responsibility. On the other hand Carter also says that we should encourage struggling countries by giving them support in the way that they should go.

I agree with what former president Carter is saying that we as Americans should really think about and understand what the meaning of human rights means. I believe strongly what the United States is doing is wrong and that we should take responsibility. I found it very shocking that we are denying people of the very rights we built our nation on and that we are killing people with  drones just to protect ourselves, I  understand about keep our nation save but at what point do you say we have gone far enough and it is time to go about how we are doing things in a different manner. We as nation are all about freedom and liberty but we don’t give others the things that we stand for we are kind of contradicting ourselves. Denying someone their basic rights is a violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this is a growing issue not only here but globally. What gives any country a right to violate someone given human, sometimes the definition of human rights is altered so that is fits the means of the country. We must educate people so that they know when these rights are being violated and speak out.

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