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grizzy March 13th, 2015 2:35am

Should the U.S. Constitution trump International law and the UN charter for our foreign policy?

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
03/13/15 7:48 am

Yes, of course. "International law" is a misnomer. There is no world "congress" or world governing body. All there is is voluntary agreements between sovereign nations. These agreements, including treaties, have rules which are sometimes called

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
03/13/15 7:49 am

"international law," but they're not law at all in the normal sense. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land in this country and should always be so.

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
03/13/15 7:51 am

The UN is not a governing body either. It's a voluntary organization where countries voluntary join treaties. They do not have any power to force a treaty on a country.

TomM
03/13/15 3:24 am

This is one of the best questions I have seen here. I say no, it would put us in impossible situations. A yes would make us force the US constitution on other countries. They could do the same and force their policies on the US. Absurd.

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 5:41 am

"A yes would make us force the US constitution on other countries."

No it wouldn't. It would prevent others from forcing things on us.

TomM
03/13/15 11:50 am

It said out foreign policy. That's a big difference to me.

TomM
03/13/15 3:16 am

Question said for foreign policy, if you say yes the US constitution should be forced on other countries.

Torfin Never Behind
03/13/15 10:38 am

Any agreement with another country should be solidly based in the US Constitution period. If other countries do not agree then they do not have to sign.

Torfin Never Behind
03/13/15 10:41 am

And absolutely no agreement with any country or countries should ever superseded the US Constitution, especially within the borders of the United States of America and its territories. Ever.

Torfin Never Behind
03/13/15 10:41 am

Here is a tissue for any crybabies that don't like it..dry your tears.

iPolitix Political Party Animal
03/12/15 11:02 pm

Well, it does...and should. Sovereignty ensures freedom.

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TomM
03/13/15 3:20 am

Question said for foreign policy, if you say yes the US constitution should be forced on other countries.

sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
03/12/15 10:29 pm

Yes, it's called sovereignty.

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TomM
03/13/15 3:19 am

Question said for foreign policy, if you say yes the US constitution should be forced on other countries.

TomM
03/13/15 3:19 am

Question said for foreign policy, if you say yes the US constitution should be forced on other countries.

fernando1999 Texas
03/12/15 8:47 pm

The only way international law can become law in the U.S is through a ratified treaty approved by the Senate.

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TomM
03/13/15 3:20 am

Question said for foreign policy, if you say yes the US constitution should be forced on other countries.

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
03/12/15 8:40 pm

The Constitution is the supreme law of this land; and, as defective as our federal government is, I trust it far more than I trust a body controlled by the human rights violators of the world.

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d6410 Texas
03/12/15 9:10 pm

Couldn't have said it better

TomM
03/13/15 3:20 am

Question said for foreign policy, if you say yes the US constitution should be forced on other countries.

d6410 Texas
03/13/15 6:48 am

No, it is saying UN laws that are unconstitutional should not affect the US

Arananthi Literal Ninja
03/12/15 7:42 pm

No more than states rights should trump Federal law.

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