Should the U.S. Constitution trump International law and the UN charter for our foreign policy?
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
"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.
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.
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.
"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.
It said out foreign policy. That's a big difference to me.
Question said for foreign policy, if you say yes the US constitution should be forced on other countries.
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.
And absolutely no agreement with any country or countries should ever superseded the US Constitution, especially within the borders of the United States of America and its territories.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.
Here is a tissue for any crybabies that don't like it..dry your tears.
Well, it does...and should. Sovereignty ensures freedom.
Yes, it's called sovereignty.
The only way international law can become law in the U.S is through a ratified treaty approved by the Senate.
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.
Couldn't have said it better
No, it is saying UN laws that are unconstitutional should not affect the US
No more than states rights should trump Federal law.