In Frederick Bastiat’s “The Law” he defines the principles for sound government. One of his premises he advocates is that man can only delegate to his government powers that he possesses. Since a man can not initiate force against another unless he is defending his life, liberty or property, he can not delegate to his government to the right to violate the unalienable rights of people living in a foreign state. A nation that initites force against it must be in the defense of their rights. Pre-emptive strikes are a violation of the principles of sound government.
Read what Frederick Bastiat had to say about the subject:
What Is Law?
What, then, is law? It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense.
Each of us has a natural right — from God —to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. These are the three basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two.Details