NationStates Jolt Archive

Torture Issue

13-02-2005, 03:37
I was just wondering why outlawing the use of torture lowers the civil rights stat?
13-02-2005, 13:33
It takes away your freedom not to be tortured, I guess ;)
Eta Carinae
18-02-2005, 08:23
I don't remember that happening to my other nation, Impending Damnation (civil rights lovefest).
Thames Delta
18-02-2005, 21:50
Civil Rights....Freedom of speech first one I can think of....say what you like and get your touge cut out?
20-02-2005, 04:20
I would guess it's because often the use of torture is not officially condoned by the nation's government. It is used by extremist militia groups in order to force the government into action or coerce your citizens. By outlawing the use of torture, you limit the actions of these groups in expressing their free opinions.

Also, it is important to remember that the ratings are not necessarily value judgements; it is not a good idea to have a perfectly free state, because a state of absolute freedom is really a state of absolute slavery. A slave to freedom is a slave to chaos.