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  • Yes they should

    Es, I believe that the U.S. should join the ICC. The ICC, short for the International Criminal Court, holds individuals to criminal deeds on an international basis, such as war crimes and crimes involving human rights violations like genocide. There is no particular reason why the U.S. should not want to join the ICC, and the benefits for it are numerous. For one, it would hold all of our citizens to the same standard as anywhere else in the world [in countries that are a part of the ICC]. The ICC also helps to make sure that atrocities like genocide are not committed, like the Holocaust or the recent Darfur genocide that has been going on. There are little to no negative consequences of joining the ICC.

  • Yes they should

    Es, I believe that the U.S. should join the ICC. The ICC, short for the International Criminal Court, holds individuals to criminal deeds on an international basis, such as war crimes and crimes involving human rights violations like genocide. There is no particular reason why the U.S. should not want to join the ICC, and the benefits for it are numerous. For one, it would hold all of our citizens to the same standard as anywhere else in the world [in countries that are a part of the ICC]. The ICC also helps to make sure that atrocities like genocide are not committed, like the Holocaust or the recent Darfur genocide that has been going on. There are little to no negative consequences of joining the ICC.

  • Yes they should

    Es, I believe that the U.S. should join the ICC. The ICC, short for the International Criminal Court, holds individuals to criminal deeds on an international basis, such as war crimes and crimes involving human rights violations like genocide. There is no particular reason why the U.S. should not want to join the ICC, and the benefits for it are numerous. For one, it would hold all of our citizens to the same standard as anywhere else in the world [in countries that are a part of the ICC]. The ICC also helps to make sure that atrocities like genocide are not committed, like the Holocaust or the recent Darfur genocide that has been going on. There are little to no negative consequences of joining the ICC.

  • Yes they should

    President Obama signed a treaty that lets Interpol Police come into the United States and arrest anyone without a warrant. If the U.S. joins the ICC, there will be more Big Government involved in national affairs. This sounds like a New World Order to me. In the book of Revelations it is prophesied that before the anti-Christ comes into power the Roman Empire will be reborn. On December 31, 2000, President Bill Clinton signed the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court without presenting it to the United States Senate for ratification. The U.S. does not need to make it easier for other world powers to interfere in its business.

  • YES, they should join

    The ICC prosecutes crimes, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Think about it: What happens if our government is planning to eliminate people? Who will protect us. The judicial branch from our country won't have so much control over it. While in the ICC, there are hundreds of people working there from different countries. The ICC is fair.

  • Yes they should

    I mean we are already involved with NATO and the UN so we might as well be involved with the ICC that way we have a voice there in case we fall victim to any more war crimes in the future and to not join might send a careless impression to the world.

  • Contractors Become Exporters

    The International Code Council (ICC) regulates building codes throughout the world. The United States, as part of a global community, should join the organization. Contractors in America would find it easier to export their construction services to other countries. Laborers from foreign soil would have an easier time with building and fire codes in the United States.

  • Yes, the U.S. should join the ICC.

    Yes, I believe that the U.S. should join the ICC. The ICC, short for the International Criminal Court, holds individuals to criminal deeds on an international basis, such as war crimes and crimes involving human rights violations like genocide. There is no particular reason why the U.S. should not want to join the ICC, and the benefits for it are numerous. For one, it would hold all of our citizens to the same standard as anywhere else in the world [in countries that are a part of the ICC]. The ICC also helps to make sure that atrocities like genocide are not committed, like the Holocaust or the recent Darfur genocide that has been going on. There are little to no negative consequences of joining the ICC.

  • Sovereignty, Sovereignty, Sovereignty

    A nation is defined by its ability to legislate its own laws and uphold them in a way best serving the nation's interests. By submitting to a non-national court, whose rulings would by necessity be binding, the United States would be acknowledging that the sovereignty of the state is not supreme.

  • Directly contradicts the principles of the US Constitution

    The size, scope and powers of the Judicial Branch are delegated to Congress. Congress, representing the people, has the full authority to determine the number of Court members and can limit the cases the Court may adjudicate (other than cases of "original jurisdiction")

    The ICC is a foreign entity that has no authority from the people nor jurisdiction over the same. It is antithetical to the principles of this sovereign nation.

  • No, Inconsistent and Dangerous;

    The US has undeniably committed certain atrocities that would be punishable by the ICC. Joining the International Criminal Court could be dangerous to US reputation and reliability if we are prosecuted by the ICC. Another reason for not joining is that most if not all of the other nations in the ICC are responsible for punishable offenses according to the ICC and have come under little to no prosecution. Even if we aren't prosecuted if we joined the ICC, it is obvious that the system is ineffective.

  • One word; The Us Consitution

    Our ways and culture contradict to what the ICC believes it to be fair justice. We must retain sovereignty of our judicial system at all costs. One cannot trust the United Nations, let alone this organization that has failed to do any real good. America cannot turn against it's constitution any further.

  • 1 major reason.

    It goes against the constitution!

    We, as a country, a nation, would not have anything that we stand for any longer. Everything that we have built up since 1776 would all be for nothing because we would be giving that right up. It would go against our democracy and our rights as Americans. In 1998 when the Rome Statue was brought to us to be a part of and name ourselves as one of the "States" for the ICC, Clinton signed it over to the Senate knowing full well that they would never go for it because it goes against everything and takes the rights from the people. The people who have voted "YES" I understand where you are coming from and on some notes I am inclined to agree with you. But if this is something that is going to take away everything that we have worked towards and stand for than there is no point in doing it. Some time down the line we will find a way in order for something like this to work but that time is not right now.

  • Why They Shouldn't

    The US should not become a member of the ICC because of the ideology of a supreme, incontrovertible government that the United States operates on. The US government has come under speculation before for allegedly running an administration that secretly violates human rights and hence all that the ICC works to eliminate

  • No the U.S. should not join the International Criminal Court. This sounds like to much government or too much world government.

    Last year President Obama signed a treaty that lets Interpol Police come into the United States and arrest anyone without a warrant. If the U.S. joins the ICC, there will be more Big Government involved in national affairs. This sounds like a New World Order to me. In the book of Revelations it is prophesied that before the anti-Christ comes into power the Roman Empire will be reborn. On December 31, 2000, President Bill Clinton signed the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court without presenting it to the United States Senate for ratification. The U.S. does not need to make it easier for other world powers to interfere in its business!

  • No

    The US should not join the ICC (assuming this stands for International Criminal Court) due to the diplomacy problems that could arise. The responsibility of policing the world would put pressure on the US to pursue criminals across all borders. The US already has enough problems with going into other countries unwarranted, and this would give reason for more countries to despise the America.

  • Not At This Time

    No, the U.S. should not join the ICC. The ICC (International Criminal Court), has been in existence since about 2002 for the purpose of prosecuting persons guilty of war crimes. To date, there are still questions within the ICC as to jurisdiction and definition of terms. The ICC was originally to be a court of last resort. Until the ICC is able to make firm decisions as to its boundaries and limits, the United States should not consider joining.


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