Cuba, only 400 miles from Miami Fl, is an island in the Caribbean and is renowned for its excellent climate. There are beaches for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, and boating opportunities. The island has it’s dark secrets as well, there is Guantanamo Bay, a prison nearby, where the detainee’s right are stripped away and they are beaten daily. Closing Guantanamo Bay has been a big debate over the past few years. President Although what they are doing is technically legal, it is still unconstitutional on U.S. soil. Obama promised us that during his term he would close it. Obama has said that "Keeping this facility open is contrary to our values. It undermines our standing in the world. It is viewed as a stain on our broader record of upholding the highest standards of rule of law." Guantanamo Bay is an embarrassment to our country and has been since it opened. The camp was repeatedly criticized by human rights and humanitarian organizations all around—including Amnesty international, Human Rights Watch, and the International committee of the Red Cross—as well as by the European Union and the Organization of American States(OAS), for alleged human rights violations, including the use of various forms of torture during interrogations. We need to close Guantanamo Bay because it costs a lot of money to keep it open, it is unconstitutional, and we can contain the prisoners in the U.S.
Television is an important educational tool in society, however, it does not have a place in presidential elections, due to the inequality and lack of substantive discussion in televised debates, as well as irrelevant physical standards being placed upon presidential candidates. Journalists agree that political debates are an ineffective method
The United States military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been occupied by over 700 Middle Eastern men suspected of terrorism since 2002. It has been home to some of the most heinous suspected terrorist to ever walk on this Earth. What to do with this military base, has been a major source of conflict within our nation and with other nations for over a decade, with no real reasoning substantial enough to close the base. Although our government has come forward and declared that interrogation methods used on some of the detainees has been unethical and has broken some United States laws. But closing Guantanamo Bay is a task that should not be pursued, because it causes more problems to our countries people, our diplomatic and
Many American’s were surprised with the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. With Clinton predicted to win with more than seventy percent of the votes, so many Americans were upset or troubled to wake up to Donald Trump as their new president-elect. After the results of the election, violence has broken out throughout the country, mainly targeted at minorities. With the country in an uproar, one may think, how does this sort of situation happen? One could blame the media for this lack of information or surprise outcome of the election. The media has changed this election from the way we view our candidates to who we predicted to win through social media, journalistic bias and people’s internal filter.
Following the 9/11 attacks and the Congressional statement giving President Bush the power to seek out and detain terrorists, the Bush Administration asserted the need for an area of detention for these non-state actors. Certain criteria, however, had to be met to satisfy the administration and overall public safety of American citizens. These criteria include a desolate location out of U.S. Territory as to prevent detainee escapes and allow loopholes in treatment of detainees and length of detention. On the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, these criteria were fully met: it is surrounded by water, as to prevent
The results of both the 2004 and 2012 Presidential elections were the same as both incumbents were able to capitalize on the voters being comfortable with them. Additional, since both incumbents had access to national assets, four years of on the job training, and “insider information” they were able to speak in-depth on a wide range of issues both foreign and domestic. In 2004, the largest and most important issue to the nation was the war in Iraqi and in 2012 it was the nation’s economy. Given the incumbents access to firsthand information on the issues at large, they were able to weaken their opponents in the nation’s eyes by dismantling the candidate’s strategies on the issues. History has shown that nations trend to focus more on domestic
Political Issues; NSA Surveillance and Enhanced Torture/Interrogation In the 2016 election, the two candidates running for President are: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Many people voting in this year's election are wanting someone different, someone who can get their points across. People are wanting someone who says, and will, make a difference in the world. America is filled with many disagreements and issues, especially on security as in NSA Surveillance; they also have issues on terrorists, and how they interrogate and torture them.
As part of the “war on terror,” the US began a revolutionary practice of holding "enemies" in military detention without charge and without according them basic rights. Guantanamo Bay is a notorious United States military prison, known for the frequent mistreatment of its inmates. Hundreds of people have gone in and out of GTMO, but none were afforded the rights granted to regular American prisoners. These inmates have spent years holed up in a secretive compound, where some aren't even cognizant of the charges against them. Furthermore, these detainees have reported incidents of abuse and torture, direct violations of the eighth amendment. Bush appointed officials, like Susan Crawford, have conceded that torture occurred at GTMO, validating claims made by those imprisoned. This controversial detention center is infamous internationally, as a 2005 Amnesty International report called the facility the "Gulag of our times.” The U.S. government opened this base as a holding center for the “world’s most dangerous criminals,” and perpetuates its existence to ensure national security. Guantanamo Bay may not seem relevant to most Americans, but its existence is a blatant violation of the Constitution, and foreshadows more encroachment upon the personal liberties enjoyed by
Through the social contract theory comes, The Guantanamo Bay. This prison was established in 1898 when the United States took control of Cuba during the Spanish-American War. After September 11, 2001, the government knew that the “war on terror” between the United States and terrorists would not be good. Therefore, they took a new measures. Since early 2002, a part of the prison has imprisoned a small group of detainment camps for the Al Qaeda and the Taliban combatants who were captured by the AMerican military post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and
Presidential elections have and continue to be a time where Americans begin to pay attention to politics a little more in depth, they look into the issues which burden America, and then decide which candidate, in their views would fix and continue to grow the policies and programs which are working to America’s advantage. Presidential elections have and will continue to grow and change, but the past three presidential elections have seen many changes and have been very different just in the course of 12 years. Although a lot has changed there are some major things that have dramatically changed just from election to election such as, campaign strategy and spending, “battleground states” or states which could vote for either candidate, the
Based on the table above, we can see that 45.6 percent of Americans who vote for democrats in 2012 presidential election said that they have being contacted by democrats about 2012 campaign, compared to 10.9 percent of Americans who vote for republican in 2012 presidential election and 22.8 Americans who vote for ‘others’ in 2012 presidential election. We also can see that only 12.2 percent of Americans who vote for democrats in 2012 presidential election said that they have being contacted by republicans about 2012 presidential campaign, compared to 45.2 percent of Americans who vote for ‘others’ in 2012 presidential election and 12.8 percent Americans who vote for democrats in 2012 presidential election. While, just 41.9 percent of Americans who vote for democrats in 2012 presidential election said that they have being contacted by both about 2012 campaign, compared to 43.9 percent of Americans who vote for republicans in 2012 presidential election and 64.3 percent of Americans who vote for ‘others’ in 2012 presidential election.
Guantanamo Bay prison should be closed because prisoners don’t have original jurisdiction like a normal prisoner who have. An example of this when in 2004 in Rasul V. Bush the supreme court ruled that the courts have jurisdiction in hearing habeas corpus petitions from guantanamo and administer is still not letting lawyers represent them , In which is not right because it go against what american beliefs. Also Guantanamo Bay should close because the guard inside of guantanamo bay prison is treating the prisoners unfairly and it is unconstitutionally based on what american believe in. An example of this cruel punishment is when a detainee named Bahraini who was in Guantanamo Bay for five years and he said that Guantanamo soldier assaulted him and put him into solitary confinement. Also he says that the soldiers threatened to kill him and his family. Therefore it should close because they are doing stuff in which is not right and it making prisoner want to harm us. To me I think is the main reason why terrorist what to attack us because they are getting treated wrong. Another reason why I want the Guantanamo bay prison to closed is because if we close the prison it would signal that the United States has emerged from confusion and it would regained a place among other civilized nations (GreenBerg , 2007). This shows that if we close the prison it would make our allies
Guantanamo bay is a military prison camp in a U.S naval base in Cuba. Bush could have this set up as before the supreme court could judge on the matter, he could use it outside of U.S legal jurisdiction. Guantanamo bay holds people there without putting them on trial. This is against Human
Each survey contains ten hypothetical scenarios that could occur in U.S. politics. Participants are asked to write a short response to how they feel the scenario should be dealt with. The scenarios are the same in each version, however they are framed differently depending on the version. The first version frames each situation in a way in which only extreme viewpoints are present. This version is designed to mimic the way in which the media frames political issues in order to polarize them (see Appendix A). However, the second version frames the scenario as to provide a moderate platform (see Appendix
Introduction Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is originally a naval base that was once used to house detention facilities for Haitian and Cuban refugees fleeing to the United States. It was also used as a refueling station for Navy ships. It was then converted into a high level detention facility to house enemy troops captured in the War on Terror campaign by Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfield. It has three main camps that house the prisoners. These prisoners of war were later referred to as enemy combatants. They were excluded from the prisoner of war statutes of the Geneva Convention because of their involvement in a foreign terrorist organization and therefore earning themselves the title of terrorists. The Guantanamo Bay Detention Center served as the perfect location to send these terrorists. It allowed the United States to strip them of any due process or protection that is provided by US law. Due to its location, being in foreign territory they are only subjected to military law. They are close enough for them to be monitored without interference of intentional agencies or international oversight. Furthermore, the US Government is holding these men without due process because they are deemed too dangerous to be released into the public because of their associations with terrorist organizations and possession of valuable information relating to National Security such as location of key members of a terrorist groups, whereabouts. However, the United States cannot release those