Empowering the U.S. Congress to Promote Peace?
Regarding the urging of more power given to Congress concerning tying a President’s arms in regard to military action, I would like to see a deeper understanding of what would most promote the greater peace.
We have to understand that in a hostile world we don’t encourage war but we also don’t discuss it until the side that won’t even sit down to peace talks wins.
I especially think that the belief that our bicameral congress is less violent or more reasonable, especially at this time, is very naive.
When is it time to defend? When you see the enemy’s gun in our face or when we hear the enemy planning an attack and see weapons being loaded? The right defense, even violent, at the right time can actually lessen the over all violence.
Congress hasn’t been effective in a long time now at doing even the most reasonable things to help our nation, and actually did vote to go into Iraq, lest we forget.
The political situation at this time points to the idea that the nation wide vote used to elect a President might tend to put in place a saner president than the state wide votes can put in place a saner Congress.
David “Mitch” Sotelo