by ron corvus
I'm sick and tired of hearing, "We're a nation at war" and, "....in a time of war." We are NOT at war, we are engaged in state-sponsored terrorism on a multi-theater scale. Pro-war advocates love to hammer others over and over and over with their signature motto; especially when confronted with facts, law and logic. For pro-war types, this is the phrase that pays, along with, "Do you want to win the war on terror or what?" These phrases of fear are the meat and potatos for pro-war scalliwags.
If you support the idea of our government having to follow its own laws and constitution, then the next time someone tells you, "We're at war, blah, blah, blah....." be sure and remind them that we are NOT a nation at war, but a nation at large, criminally speaking; a nation at variance with our own laws and constitution. In other words, the U.S. military occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan are ILLEGAL as hell and have no basis in U.S. or int'l law whatsoever. In other words, the Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive strikes and subsequent military occupations is unlawful AND unconstitutional.
No, we're not a war.......no Congressional Declaration was ever made. No proof of imminent threat of imminent attack was ever proven. We are a Nation Gone Wild, tossing our laws and constitution straight in the trashcan. Bush foreign policy is like a gangster ridin' dirty, driving around with no drivers license, no license plate, but full of gas, guns and dope.
The U.S. media is complacent; part and parcel of this American state-sponsored terrorist activity worldwide. The root of the problem can be found in analyzing what constitutes "American interests" and whether or not U.S. foreign policy is lawful in "protecting American interests." Therein lies the problem. Constitutionalists contend any use of American military force absent a Congressional Declaration of War or proof of imminent threat of imminent attack against THE United States of America is unlawful and unconstitutional. I agree 100%. Pro-war advocates contend the U.S. government, and the office of the President possess the lawful, constitutional right to use American military force at will, WITHOUT a Congressional Declaration of War or WITHOUT proof of imminent threat of imminent attack against THE United States of America. Pro-war advocates cite their own perceived need to protect "American interests" abroad with the U.S. military. I believe these pro-war advocates support a position of criminality, unconstitutionality and a downright unAmerican point of view. The same folks who claim we need to protect "American interests abroad" are the same folks who support a "New World Order," a "global economy" and the "Global War On Terror."
All these special interest group agendas could be derailed by strict adherence to U.S. law and constitution on the part of elected government officials.
Our government is NOT at war - our government is at variance with our nation's laws, constitution and Will of the People.
r o n