Dear Ms. Palin and republic cronies everywhere,
In last night's caustic speech, you criticized Barack Obama by claiming:
"Al Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America ... he's worried that someone won't read them their rights?"
Let me just say that if this is a country where we stop worrying about reading people their rights, I want out...immediately.
The moment we forget that our enemies are human, the moment we treat them as though they do not breathe and hope and hurt just as we do, is the day we become something truly evil. I do not want to live in a country where we are so weak, so afraid, so hateful that we cannot afford the most basic human rights to even the most despicable human.
That my dear Ms. Palin is what used to make us better than whatever it was lurking out there. That is what made America a land of promise--that we saw all people as...people. Humans that deserved the same treatment as any other human.
But when we strip away rights-- in the name of fear and of "protection"--we do not make America stronger or more safe.
We simply become one of the bad guys.
And that is unforgivable.