Sunday, 6 March 2005


Cassandra has a good, detailed post that explores the hypothetical primacy of international law over domestic law. There’s not much I can add to her post, other than I agree with her and hope that, when the time comes (if ever), it is approached by amending the Constitution, not imposed on us by our robed masters. It would take several decades of goodwill on the part of the rest of the world before I favored this. Even then, I would wait until right before death to say it out loud, so I don’t have to deal with the aftermath.

Cass’s post is a followup to an earlier post of mine. Be sure to wish her well as she takes a little time off from blogging. You’ll have to use a different post for that, as she’s closed comments on the linked post.


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[Permalink] 1. Barbara Skolaut wrote @ Sun, 6 Mar 2005, 10:26 pm CST:

I’ll make it easier: I will never accept primacy of “international law” over our domestic law.

I’m a citizen of this country, not the Disunited Screw-Everybody-But-Us Nations.

If the people in other countries want to give up their sovereignty to their corrupt masters in Belgium, let them. And may their chains set lightly upon them. (Actually, if they’re that stupid, I don’t care how heavy their chains are.)

Just remember, in order to conform our Constitution to “international law,” we’ll have to get rid of the first and second amendments, and probably some others, too. Cold dead fingers and all that.


Thanks for the link Robert.

And Barbara, I suspect that although a lot of people give lip service to the idea of internationalism, when push comes to shove, they feel exactly the way you do.

Which will make the coming merger of Europe under the EU Constitution extremely interesting – the vast majority of Europeans seem to have no idea what they are getting themselves into. The screeching will be audible from here with no amplification when they find out.

[Permalink] 3. Barbara Skolaut wrote @ Mon, 7 Mar 2005, 7:16 pm CST:

Cassandra, I’m sure you’re right.

Maybe we can set up come audio equipment to catch the “music” when it comes – bet it would go platinum! :-D

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