A Word On International Law

This journal has always taken the position against a military strike against Syria. There are humanitarian concerns such as dead civilians that will inevitably result. That has been our concern for the people of Syria. Our concern for the nation of Syria and the future of the nation state however has been our government’s assault on the sovereignty of another nation. It seems that every serious member of this national discussion that is in opposition of military strike proposes other options that further erode the national sovereignty of both sides, and I begin to wonder if that is their true aim.

This journal takes the position that the best course of action is to do nothing. We keep hearing that a strike on Syria would be in violation of “International Law”. Can anyone explain what this international law is? There are no international treaties signed by the United States that prohibit war on another country, and our people have never consented to be governed by any body, certainly not a foreign one, to govern them. We have consented to be governed by our Federal, State, County, and City governments, and those governments are only legitimate as long as they have our consent.

One of the main arguments against Assad’s government is that somehow his people have not consented to be governed by him. Those same people are proposing handing the crisis and right of governance and military action over to an international body to which neither the United States nor the Syrians have given consent.

To erode our sovereignty and hand power over to ANY body or leader outside this country and outside our constitution is an act of treason, and this journal is bold enough to call it out as such.

More to come shortly…..