In the former Soviet Union, people who disagreed with the government were thrown into secret prison camps called gulags, where they were tortured and often killed. Sound familiar? Yes, the gulag concept is alive and well, thanks to the U.S. government. Our "War on Terror" is responsible for illegal imprisonment, torture and murder. With blatant disregard for domestic and international law, the U.S. government is effectively demolishing our democratic ideals.