Noam Chomsky has spent his life trying to call our nation to sanity. While almost every other media source seeks to justify American exceptionalism, Chomsky and a handful of other isolated voices have spoken of forgotten standards like the Magna Charta and the Geneva Conventions. The following article is a bit long, but can be read in parts. Whether one agrees with Chomsky is not the question. The question is whether we can still remember the pillars of human decency, or will continue to make our national decisions in an ethical vacuum.