IF WE ARE AT WAR, THEN WE WERE AT WAR | 2002-12-28
We are now fighting a Moderate War, a Middle of the Road War.
You see, in our Modern Age only dangerous extremists DECLARE war. In the Falkland Islands Britain and Argentina were in heavy combat.
But the very idea of declaring war never came up. If the Authorities say it's war, that's enough for Europeans and South Americans.
But Americans should not act like Europeans. We have a Constitution, and that Constitution tells us what a war is.
Liberals disagree, moderates disagree, respectable conservatives disagree. They tell us they can take away civil rights because we are in a war, but they refuse to declare war.
There is a practical way to call them on this. If America in combat is a war without any declaration, then Korea was a war and Vietnam was a war.
If Vietnam was a war Jane Fonda committed treason. There is no statute of limitations on treason. We can prosecute the Jane Fondas for crimes committed in the 1960s if we can punish Germans who committed War Crimes in the 1940s.
Hundreds of thousands of today's liberals marched on the streets with the enemy flag, the Viet Cong flag. A person who marched with the swastika in the 1940s would have been prosecuted.
If we are at war now we were at war in the 1960s.