Genuine legal prohibitions against torture are contained in the Geneva Convention which the US has signed and agreed to. Treaties with other nations are also legally binding on our government and on US citizens. There are more valid sources for Law than just the US Constitution, even as important as it may be
All very true! But not germaine. Now, read the GC and show where it talks about non-uniformed enemies of the state.
Show me where is says in there that you have a guarentee to health care.
LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
NOt by a long shot. You can have all those withOUT health care. Try again. (and they did not have health care as we know it then, so that is not even a stretch to assume your assumptions).
Show me where there is anything said about torture.
Provisions against cruel and unusual punishment.
If you construe this to mean every person on the planet (which you must to get to your conclusion) then you just justified the Iraqi war, and made a criminal out of not only Bush, but Clinton (since Darfur is a blemish to both). But I would ask how you can be so arrogant as to subjugate 95% of the world's population to a set of laws they have no say in. I believe one of the tenets of the Declaration (not the Constitution) was the rebellion against taxation with representation. By subjugating the other 95% of the world to our laws, without their representation, you have violated a tenet of the declaration.