Whether or not you agree with what Bradley Manning did, the fact that he’s been in jail for over 1000 days should give you pause when talking about what the government would and wouldn’t do to its citizens.
The cherry on top is that he spent 10 months in solitary confinement, and multiple US and UN officials have said that his treatment during that time was inhumane.
Here’s the sad part about all of this; Manning is a member of the military and they have their own courts and sometimes their own laws and processes.
Here’s the impossibly disgusting part about that; Obama and Congress have declared all of America a battleground, meaning that maritime law, the same laws that apply to Manning, can, in theory, be applied to all of us.
Regardless of how you feel about Manning and his actions, you should be absolutely terrified of the actions of the government.
Welcome to unconstitutional hell.
If you go to Wikileaks.org and pick 3 cables at random and read them, you’ll instantly stop trusting your government and simultaneously start rooting for the Mayans.