According to a Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of “American voters”, 27% of them believe the U.S. government should torture prisoners. Amazingly, only 53% believe the government should not torture prisoners. I didn’t think I could be shocked by the callous nature of Americans any more, but this sure did the trick. That means that if you gather any 4 folks in a room, odds are that one of them believes in torturing other human beings. Take a look around your office or school. If a quarter of these people believe in torture how safe do you feel?