Life is a giftgiven by God. We always believe that we are all created in His likeness andimage. We have the same dignity as a person and we have to value and protectour lives and the lives of others. We have to take care of each one’s life.
Allof us have the right to be valued. Nobody has the power to manipulate or todisrespect others dignity. Aswe live in this wonderful world full of strife, there are many people who want othersto suffer. Other people suffer physical pains that eventually lead to torture; torturedemotionally and psychologically.
Why life really sucks? It makes us cry hundredtimes, plead a thousand times and think a zillion times. Imagine why do somepeople so lucky to be part of this organization, the victims of torture? Whyshould some be a part of this cruel living? REPUBLIC ACT N0. 9745 also known as “AN ACT PENALIZING TORTURE ANDOTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN AND DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT AND PRESCRIBINGPENALTIES THEREFORE” states that this law want to protect us people in terms of being tortured. This lawwants to preserve our dignity, to ensure protectionof the human rights of all persons, to avoid mental harm, force, violence,threat or intimidation. REPUBLIC ACT N0.
9745 also wants to give us freedom to live peacefully in this world. No onecan control us. But, as we can see, 44% of us believed that they are not safefrom torture. As of 2014, there are 141 countries who still experienced tortured.According to the 1948 Universal Human Rights, “No one shall be subjected totorture or to be cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”. Thisstatement means that we have the right to ban on torture for any purpose- evenin times of war or a threat of war or internal political instability. REPUBLIC ACT N0. 9745 Section 9 “Institutionalof Torture Victims and Other Persons Involve” mentioned, to protect us fromtorture and to have the rights to criminal complaints for any torture.
This means that we have a sufficientgovernment protection against all forms of harassment, threat or intimidation,and we can file criminal complaints against those persons who violated this act. In the end, let us alwaysinstill in our hearts that respecting the lives of others start by respectingour own lives. It is through starting the call within ourselves where we can helpothers respect and value their lives.
Let us remember the quote of Thomas Jefferson that states “Thecare of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first andonly object of good government”. Jefferson, T.(2017, September 27). Retrieved fromhttp://www.keepinspiring.me/thomas-jefferson-quotes/