EDITORIAL: Congress did not approve this war
With the Libyan revolution coming to a close, the American people should take a step back and assess the situation we’re in.
Our involvement in Libya has breached the same line that Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq did: unconstitutionality.
For America to engage in a war, there must be approval by Congress. That did not happen for any of those wars, and it did not happen for Libya.
This must be stopped before we find ourselves in a situation where the Constitution does indeed become ignored on a consistent basis.
If our president wants to go to war, and wants to help out our allies within the United Nations, then they should seek approval from Congress. They shouldn’t be able to just say, “Hey, we’re going to war,” and instantly, American bombs are hitting foreign soil.
Our recent presidents have, like clockwork, thrown our troops into harm’s way without the ability to say they did so constitutionally.
With an election on the horizon, let’s hope that whoever is in charge when it is finished will finally abide by the law of the land.
If our government can’t follow the rules that have been set in place, then what can we count on?
It has somehow become the norm in Washington for our leaders to turn a blind eye to such things.
The brutal scenes after Gaddafi was killed show what happens when America sticks its nose where it shouldn’t.
That man was not allowed a trial, as mandated by U.N. laws. The brutality was, sadly, helped brought about because of the Unites States.
No American should be happy to see such a thing happen to any human being or should he or she be OK with it being broadcast on national television.
When dictators in the Middle East hold public executions in sports arenas, you gasp in disbelief, but when it surfaced that the man that Gaddafi would be put on trial, you cheered.
When our mainstream media broadcasts a fatal beating, no one has a problem with it.
Freedom of the press is of the utmost importance, but these outlets should have a certain level of decency.
America needs to get its priorities straight, and instead of bidding the U.N.’s will, we should look out for what is in the best interest of America.
The best thing that we could possibly do, regardless of what your political beliefs or affiliations are, is keep true to our Constitution.
If we neglect one part of it, then what’s stopping our government from neglecting our freedom of speech, or our right to vote?
The scariest thing about this whole fiasco is that party loyalties are fogging the American people’s ability to see right from wrong.
When George Bush was president, the left came out in full force against his unconstitutional wars and the right stayed mum.
Now, with a Democrat skippering the sinking ship, the liberals are nowhere to be seen and the right is up in arms.
If we can’t see past party affiliations, and we let our leaders run wild like this, then maybe we don’t deserve the rights that we have.