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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Why we cannot ALL be Libertarians

We posted a previous article (Jack Hunter video) which explained Rep. Ron Paul’s view on the illegality of unilateral military action (assassination) against an “enemy” combatant, citizen or otherwise. This blog post from chanel on USMessageBoard.com goes a long way to explaining the history of the other side, which, boiled down, says that wartime behavior is not covered by our Constitution and we should not pretend that it is. We subscribe to other “conventions” of war and those are the subjects of Congressional approval. The U.S. Constitution constructs the framework for civil society in the U.S. and when that civility is attacked, it must be defended, sometimes at war. Attackers who make war on the U.S. repudiate the Constitution, and thereby relinquish the protections that otherwise flow from it (imho). On the other hand, if we are practicing what appears to be assassination, are we not sanctioning it for others?

http://www.usmessageboard.com/history/136609-from-the-halls-of-montezuma-to-the-shores-of-tripoli.html

It would be great if we lived in a world where the intellectual purity of Dr. Paul’s position was embraced by all people. That is not the case. That world does not exist and will never exist as long as it is populated by humans.

Jim M

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