Donald Trump Says He Wants To Torture People Even If It Doesn’t Help Anybody
If ever there could be a warning sign placed behind a presidential candidate, flashing in neon light with the message “Do not elect me,” the appropriate time for that warning came last night, as Donald Trump took to the stage in Columbus, Ohio last night and shouted to the audience, “Would I approve waterboarding? You bet your ass I would. In a heartbeat. I would approve more than that!”
“Even if it doesn’t work, they deserve it anyway,” Trump said, and the crowd cheered.
The only kind of person would choose to torture another human being, even if the torture had no positive effect to help somebody, by obtaining information or stopping a terrible event, is a sadist.
When Donald Trump tells us that he wants to torture people even if torture doesn’t work, he is telling us that he is a sadist. He gains pleasure out of inflicting pain.
What’s more, Trump is willing to inflict torture on people in a heartbeat.
In the United States of America, our Constitution explicitly forbids cruel and unusual punishment, but Donald Trump doesn’t seem to care about that. Even if torture is accepted as a legal form of punishment, how could anyone judge, in a heartbeat, who deserves to be punished?
Our Constitution that guarantees all people the right to due process before they are punished for any crime, no matter how heinous. Due process cannot be delivered in a heartbeat.
A person who is willing to shred our system of constitutional liberty in a heartbeat in order to indulge his hunger to inflict pain on other people, regardless of the consequences, is the last person who should ever be elected President of the United States.