The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.
According to the OP the court has decided that people cannot sue the government for conducting war.
Which is not being conducted.
It also matters because these were American citizens killed by the US government. I forget what clause of the constitution allows for that.
The protections of the constitution should most certainly apply to Americans abroad, especially the protection against being killed by our government. But more than that, those protections should guide how we interact with the world as a whole. They are not just rights we have against our own government, they are how we think governments and nations should behave. The United States believes that governments killing people without due process is wrong. We should apply that everywhere. The United States believes that cruel and unusual punishment is wrong. We should apply that everywhere. The United States believes in equality of race, gender, and religion. We should apply that everywhere.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
People who care about national interests do not allow another country to come in and drop bombs on their citizens who happen to be near any alleged terrorists.If their politcians are like ours then they have metaphorical stretch marks around their lips because someone give them some cash.Hahaha you certainly hope so, don't you? God forbid it was it was actually for the purposes of national interest.
Then we agree!
Uhhh...no. We'll help while it's in our best interests to. Your dissension is noted, thank you.
It is not in our interests to bomb people in countries whom we are not at war with.It is not in our interests bomb an alleged terrorist who has yet to do anything to us.It is not in our interests to turn a country's population against us because we decided to bomb some innocent people.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
You're terribly idealistic. IMO, most do it to gain power, wealth and fame, not for patriotism and love of country.almost no one goes down the path towards public service without being a genuine patriot who loves this country. Even the bad ones.