With the advent of the Internet and independent media, we can hold our own series of debates.
I envision there being a set of core principles one has to support to be part of these debates.
Support Accountability1. There needs to be accountability for the Iraq War.
2. There needs to be accountability for the Financial Crisis.
Oppose War1. The United States and allies should end the occupation of Afghanistan immediately and completely.
2. The United States should not directly or indirectly attack Iran by means overt or covert.
Support Civil Rights1. The U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from ordering the assassination of U.S. citizens.
2. "Due process" requires going before a judge, who is competent, independent and who has access to the relevant information.
3. Torture violates the U.S. Constitution and international treaties. Torture is also a crime under U.S. law. And waterboarding is torture.