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I disagree with using torture as a way of gaining information frompeople One of the reasons I disagree with using torture as a way ofgaining information is because torture is unethical Torture deniespeople the dignity they deserve Also torture has the potential ofbeing used against innocent people Then there is the possibility thattorture can be used as a form of discriminating against a groupminority or race Finally I do not believe that there is enoughjustification for torturing an individuals The reason torture is unethical is because people do not deserve to betreated in such cruel and inhuman ways The act of water-boardingbeating using electric shocks hanging by the arms or leg mockexecution or sexual assault are not only degrading but behavior that acivilize nation should frown upon and actively oppose it These forms oftorture makes a civilize nation look like a nation of savages Such anation is seen as a people who lack principles and only seek retaliationfor wrongs that has been done to them Therefore torturing not onlyshows how lax a nations morals are but it degrades the status ofcivilize nation to that of a third world country or worst That beingthe case as a proud American I do not see torture as a viable option touse to gain information My second objection is best explained using a thought experimentImagine a scenario in which a person who had nothing to do with a crimewas punish severely and tortured to find out who else was involved inthe crime First a lot of evidence would have been needed to supportthat this person being tortured is the person responsible for the crime Then there is the possibility that although the evidence supports thatthis individual is the perpetrator the individual could actually be aninnocent bystander who was in the wrong place at the wrong time Theperson interrogating the allege perpetrator can make this individualtalk but a big problem is that it is not known for certain that
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