Tuesday, April 9

A Blank Check for Future Liability

From time to time, some starry-eyed internationalists get it into their heads that a global government would be just swell and they set about trying to make their utopian dream a reality, dissenters be damned. The latest such flight of fancy is an International Criminal Court and it is one that the United States must nip in the bud. In this article, Gary Dempsey makes a useful distinction between roguish unilateralism and a sensible refusal to be bound by supranational institutions and explains why the United States should resist the ICC as a matter of policy and cannot participate in it and still remain faithful to the Constitution.