January 11th marks the fifth anniversary of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. In addition, Congress recently passed the Military Commissions Act which permits Americans being arrested and detained without the right to being charged or to a trial.
While Gitmo remains open and the MCA remains in place, America is not setting a good example towards human rights. Is this the America you believe in? I am currently considering taking up US citizenship and I would happier if my new country, which I love, was a human rights example.
Amnesty International has a petition to fight for the America we believe in, the America that leads the world on human rights. You can sign it here: