Aristotelian[ edit ] The origin of the term is in the works of Aristotle. For example, sight can see colour. But Aristotle was explaining how the animal mind, not just the human mind, links and categorizes different tastes, colours, feelings, smells and sounds in order to perceive real things in terms of the "common sensibles" or "common perceptibles".
However, it is our position that this nominee, Gina Haspel, is disqualified from serving as Director of the CIA due to her recent past actions. To be eminently clear, VCS has since its inception repeatedly demonstrated forceful support for the rule of law and equally forceful opposition to the use of torture.
Consistent with that history, we are strongly opposed to the U. Senate confirming the nomination of Gina Haspel to be the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on the basis of her demonstrated record of helping to lead illegal torture, helping to lead the destruction of evidence of it, and failing to uphold the rule of law.
VCS was formed in and incorporated in by U. Revolutionary War patriot Thomas Paine regarding U. Beginning shortly after our organizational inception, VCS has helped expose the actuality, extent, and impact of U. Ultimately, as reported at the time by the Associated Press, the records released under the FOIA included 42 autopsy reports of detainees who died while in the custody of the U.
The autopsy reports described in detail the preponderance of evidence of extensive, brutal torture. The reports classified 21 of the deaths as homicides and the majority of the remainder as deaths from heart attack — evidently as the result of torture.
Ultimately, over 50, people signed the Honor the Legacy petition, with considerable support from military retirees. On the use of torture: Intelligence and interrogation specialists consistently underscore the facts that torture is ineffective, is counterproductive, and other interrogation methods that do not involve torture are in fact effective.
As noted in the U. War veterans know better than many that failure to heed past lessons learned can be expected to worsen the situation on the ground, potentially for years to come. By contrast, the use of torture circumvents and undermines the rule of law, becomes fodder for enemy and insurgent propaganda, and undermines long-term victory.
Furthermore, the use of torture increases the risk of mental health conditions, including to post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD and moral injury, in the U.
It remains our deep concern that U. On the nomination of Gina Haspel: In publicly released documentation, this nominee has been shown to not only condone the use of torture, but to have been directly involved in the use of torture by U. Furthermore, the CIA memo noted above documented her personal involvement in destroying evidence, including her role in the issuance of orders to destroy tapes of detainee interrogations, which included the use of torture.
We call on you and all members of the United State Senate to firmly oppose this nomination and to send a clear message to past, current, and future Administrations that the use of torture by the U.In Common Sense, Thomas Paine argues for American independence.
His argument begins with more general, theoretical reflections about government and religion, then progresses onto the specifics of the colonial situation. Common Sense is the nation's leading independent non-profit organization dedicated to empowering kids to thrive in a world of media and technology.
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