Today is Human Rights Day. This is the date in 1948 when the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, there is reason to be especially nervous about how human rights will be treated by the next administration.
Certainly, Barack Obama and definitely George W. Bush and his crew were less-than-stellar in upholding our commitment to protecting human rights. But with Donald Trump, we’re in uncharted territory.
This is a man who has spoken in favor of reinstituting waterboarding, murdering the families of suspected terrorists, and ordering military officers to torture people, even if they flatly refuse to do so. Plus there’s a laundry list of other proposed policies to single out various groups for unfair and unjust treatment.