So there was this:
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin headed to the United Nations in New York Thursday to ask for help fighting violence in Chicago where he said (among other things): “I’m hoping to appeal the UN to actually come to Chicago and meet with victims of violence and maybe even possibly help out in terms of peace keeping efforts.”
Excuse me? “Help out in terms of peace keeping efforts”?
How does that mean anything other than “send ‘peace keeping’ forces”? In other words, foreign troops invading US soil.
Now, arguments could be made that doing so would be an admission that the Cook County government, as well as Chicago’s, are completely incompetent at dealing with their crime issues. After all, when we look at places where UN Peacekeepers have gone, we don’t generally think of “well run” places with competent leadership, but do we.
But the issue is far worse than that.
Doing so, having UN forces come into the US to “keep the peace” without the express permission of the US government (which in this context would never be acceptable) would be an act of war. Yes, I know the US has been involved in “peace keeping” missions overseas but you know what? You can salve your conscience if you want calling them “peace keeping missions” or “police actions” but they were war, pure and simple. And foreign troops engaging in military operations on the US would also be war just as pure and just as simple.
Now there’s this bit in Article 3, Section 3 of the US Constitution:
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.
Were Mr. Boykin to get his wish, those foreign “peace keeping” forces would be an enemy of the US and you couldn’t, then, find anything better to meet that definition. In fact, IANAL but I would think the UN even making moves in that direction would bring the “aid and comfort” element of that to bear–he asked them to invade.
So he’d better hope and pray that nobody takes him seriously lest “Boykin” become a term of deprecation similar to “Quisling” or “Benedict Arnold.”