Situational Sovereignty

I have always been an admirer of the notion of situation ethics, although like most other ideas about life, morality etc., it has its challenges/problems. This way of understanding ethical behavior is attractive to me because there are really no black and white situations in life, despite what some might have us believe. Although at first I was chagrined by President Obama completely ignoring the sovereignty of the Pakistani nation in order to assassinate Osama Bin Laden, eventually I became capable of seeing the benefits of having a more situational understanding of the sovereignty of nations. The safety and well-being of our people in the U.S. demands that we maintain flexibility and to become situational when we view/understand geo-political matters. This is a lesson and way of interpreting geo-political borders and notions of sovereignty that our Latin American sisters and brothers have been trying to teach us for many years, but we continuously fail to understand (do not get it). Sovereignty is sovereignty only until it impinges upon our families, our ability to be safe, our ability to feed our families, and the possibility of accessing life-saving health care. I am grateful that President Obama has learned the lesson so quickly. Just remember, Pres. Obama, “What is good for the goose is good for the gander. “