While doing a little research for another post, I reviewed Article I Section VIII of the U.S. Constitution. It reads as follows:
“Congress shall have power to provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions.”
Interesting. Fortunately for us, our national value system would force us to consider other options versus firing on our own people, which this clause in the Constitution allows. The question is, why are we attacking the government of Libya for actually executing policy that we have in our own Constitution?
Loss of life is tragic, but Libya is not Rwanda. Initiating an attack on Libya with the aid of the international community because of remorse for Rwanda and Darfur was poor judgment.
Denying the government of Libya the right to exercise the very policy our republican form of government allows is hypocrisy.