To Fight, or Not to Fight?

Posted on October 5, 2011


In the shell of what once was a village, a Libyan freedom fighter rests under the shade of a tree. He is dirty, tired, and ragged, but happy. Thanks to support of the United Nations, Libyan rebels are close to victory.
However, many Americans disagree with the war in Libya.
Statistics show that 6 out of 10 Americans do not support US intervention in the conflict.
Other Americans say our participation in the conflict is “unconstitutional.”
But the war in Libya is anything but unconstitutional. In the core of our constitution lie the values which Libyan rebels are seeking; “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty…”
Had it not been for the help of the French during the American Revolution we would still be drinking tea and eating fish and chips. We should hold a special sympathy for people looking to gain their freedom.
Inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty is the phrase: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free…” Americans should realize that our country stands for liberty and equality. We are a symbol of prosperity and give fledgling nations a hope for the future. It is not only our right to be fighting in Lybia, but our duty.

Reported by Andrew Turner

Posted in: Opinion