Why I Support Bradley Manning

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I support Bradley Manning because he brought us the gospel of truth. Some high government and military officials didn’t want us to see the truth, so now they want him to pay—perhaps with his life.

 

This is wrong on all sorts of different levels but many people a lot brighter than me have pointed out all the possible consequences of this trial. But what is it about who he is and what he did that make people want to support him, even while most Americans don’t know who he is?

 

I can only answer for myself, but I would say that it is the truth. The truth is precious, sometimes cruel, but it is needed to make judgments about moral behavior and decisions that don’t just affect you, and to learn and grow from the education that it gives.

 

Some of us may know things that…

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