Enemy Combatant | Unity

Safety In Numbers

I never thought I'd be writing something like this, but after serious consideration, I think it is important to do so.

Despite how the media tries to portray us, we are a non-violent group of individuals. Considering the allegations of this movement, I think that speaks volumes. It says that even though we suspect our Government was complicit in the attacks of 9/11, and they deserve the harshest of punishments, we will not stoop to their level. As Representative Barbara Lee once said, "As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore."

With the passage of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, any American citizen can now be considered an "Enemy Combatant", and be locked away without the hope of a fair trial.

Essentially, if the President thinks you are a threat, you can easily be removed from society.

In order for this movement to be a successful force for good, we must be unified. We must stand together, and face, together, whatever comes our way.

I can only speak for myself when I say that I have come to accept the risks involved in the work that I do. I realized long ago that this is more important than any one person, including myself.

That being said, I don't have a death wish. I want to live my life, and enjoy everything life has to offer.