Why am I surprised?
Time and again, our government conducts itself in the most shameful of manners.
Recall the Tuskegee Experiments?
Recall Agent Orange?
Recall Depleted Uranium?
Recall Exon Valdez?
Recall the BP use of chemical dispersants?
At this point, we have reached a new low. It seems as if BP and the Government have hit upon a new strategy to hide their ineptitude: slave labor.
To me, this is a significant step lower than the use of "coerced informants" to obtain convictions.
By using "slave labor", the government will be able to hide from the public the deleterious effects of the dispersant upon humans, let alone the aquatic and avian populations.
Will we ever say, "Enough is Enough?"
Patrick Henry said it best: "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death!"
A concept foreign to our recent past and current generation.