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A View from the Altar / I’m not a pacifist, but…
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I’m not a pacifist, but…

Know when to hold ’em

There’s a proverb that says, “He that passeth by , and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.”  (Prov 26:17)

The squabbles among the Libyans are none of America’s business.  There are no American interests at stake.  There is no threat to our country.  There is no reason for America to pick a side in the Libyan civil war and start killing people on the other side.

Know when to fold ’em

I keep waiting on constitutional conservatives in Washington to remind our various presidents that a U.N. resolution is not the same thing as a congressional declaration of war.  Mr. Obama waited on the U.N. to pass one of its worthless thing-a-bobs, and then he ordered the missiles to fly.  If conservatives in the Congress had any vertebrae, Obama would be impeached by noon on Sunday for doing this.  The Constitution gives the Congress the authority to declare war.  Obama has outright usurped this authority, and I’ve yet to hear of anyone on the right pointing this out.

Know when to walk away

For now, we’re assured that American ground troops won’t be sent onto Libyan soil.  The neocons who have been agitating to get America involved may not be so easily dissuaded from getting us more deeply involved in another war.  I don’t accuse them of loving war, but they sure look like they do.

The corollary to Obama’s usurpation of the congressional power of war declaration is that some of his lunatic advisers may now talk him into it.  Is there anyone who doesn’t already understand that the presidency is far, far beyond Obama’s intellectual depth — not to mention his work ethic?  He’s already been told he can launch missiles by executive fiat.  What if things go badly in Libya for another month?  Will he change his mind and order a full scale war?  Who would stop him from doing this — the same “conservatives” who have remained silent when he launched the cruise missiles?

Know when to run

Conservatives pounded the stuffing out of the establishment leftists just five months ago because the public is exasperated with politicians who can’t balance a checkbook, can’t say no to lobbyists, and shirk the most basic responsibilities of government.  The Tea Party conservatives in particular were sent up there not to get along with the corrupt Washington establishment, but rather to shake things up by adhering to the Constitution and checking the fanaticism of America’s loony left.

They’ve been in office less than ten weeks.  Already the threatened budget Armageddon has produced the “slashing” of one-third of a french fry out of a Big Mac meal, and now the president has ordered an act of war when our borders were not threatened and our national interests were not even involved, and as a final insult, this was done at the behest of the execrable U.N.  I’m having to fight off the feelings of cynicism and loathing I feel when politicians campaign conservative at home and then get transmogrified into liberal elitists when they get to Washington.

I’m wondering what we have to do to get politicians to abide by the actual Constitution.  Wasn’t this what the conservative backlash was all about last November?

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