Libertarian Viewpoint on Nuclear Weapons
Would one of us Libertarians maintain a position that advocates American citizens ought to be able to own nuclear weapons? The laws in which I were able to examine (or the closest things to it) doesn’t really give a definitive answer to this. I would argue that given the 2nd Amendment to the constitution protects the right of citizens to take up arms for militia warrants (in this day and age) that citizens ought to own nukes if they so choose. I may be totally overlooking something, but in the event I’m not, I feel this is the a good proposition for libertarians to talk about.
I feel that the nuclear weapon/attack policy in this country has very little oversight from its citizenry. The debate between presidential or congressional authority to use nuclear weapons has diminished over the years, and needs to be resurfaced. Is presidential first use of nuclear weapons a constitutional policy or a horrible interpretation of Article 1 section 8 of the U.S. Constitution?
Hopefully, this community Jimk has been able to build can offer a discussion on this topic.
I would also like to congratulate JimK on the outstanding job he has done in building this website. JimK has brought the news of the Libertarian community (particularly the South Florida area) to a very organized and professional venue that should be appreciated and expanded by all of us (including candidates running for office). Thank you JimK and keep up the wonderful work.