We demand that you stop the persecution of Bradley Manning, Julian Assange.
  • Petitioned President Barack Obama , Willard Mitt Romney (Republican nominee)

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President Barack Obama , Willard Mitt Romney (Republican nominee)

We demand that you stop the persecution of Bradley Manning, Julian Assange.

    1. Suraj wadhwan
    2. Petition by

      Suraj wadhwan

      bev hls, CA

DEMOCRACY IS AT RISK!
We demand justice for Bradley Manning and Julian Assange, whose rights of Free speech have been denied. We decry the present practice of our government to “kill the messenger”.
The founding fathers recognized the possibility for abuse of power by our leaders and they included provisions for impeachment in the Constitution. But we have permitted people in power to hide their transgressions under the guise of National Security. We call on our government to appoint independent investigators to examine the evidence brought forth by the messengers and bring the perpetrators of Constitutional violations to justice.
Essential to a democracy is an informed electorate. We call upon our elected officials to refrain from punishing journalists for publishing opposing information. Such repression of free speech is a block to necessary information to the electorate in a Democracy.

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    • Reuven Levy MONROE TWP., NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      Julian Assange is quite obviously being extradited for freedom of press, a right guaranteed to all US citizen's by the Bill of Rights. Many seem to forget that or just don't care. This is a matter that needs to be addressed now. Something like this is a slippery slope and if we let our government get away with this, what's to stop them from doing this to any of us? The founder of Wikileaks just put out information, which was given to him (which is completely legal to do) and set it forth for everyone to see all the lies and secrets that our government has been keeping from us. Our government thinks that they can keep an opaque government in the name of "national security" or what is in our best interest, instead of keeping a transparent government like it should be and as it was promised. We should be able to decide what is best for ourselves not follow blindly like dogs. Fight this and free this man from fake charges that were brought up out of no where. We aren't just fighting for his freedom, but for our own as well. Do the right thing.

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    • anna chruszch LOS OSOS, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      because people matter and deserve a fair trial!

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    • jhavi thitu QUITO, ECUADOR
      • about 2 years ago

      I want that the Goverment of U.S.A. stop the persecution of Julian Asange . Now!!!!

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    • Susan Schuurman ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • about 2 years ago

      Rather than focus on how the information was obtained, we should focus on bringing to justice those who were responsible for directing and carrying out war crimes in Iraq and elsewhere in the "war on terror."

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    • Suraj wadhwan BEV HLS, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because a well-informed citizenry is essential to a democracy.

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