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President Trump, Syria, Congress: We the people vs. we the war people

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Posted By: BigAlPeoplesPal, 10/23/2019 5:29:24 PM

The war world of Washington wrecks the so-called checks and balances not only in the Constitution but in the soul of the old Union. And the “we the people” concept is forgotten. Since 1946 (after WWII) over 100,000 Americans have died in combat without a single declaration of war being passed by Congress. Article I, Section 8 is clear that it is the responsibility of Congress to declare war. It is also clear that the president is not routinely the Commander in Chief; and certainly not the Commander in chief of the Country. Tucker Carlson revealed the common cowards who stood before the cameras to berate President Trump.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: weirdone 10/23/2019 6:41:00 PM (No. 215772)
As far as I can see the last "Just War" MY country was engaged in and won was WWII. Then came Korea, over 50,000 dead, some 32,000 KIA and untold numbers of Koreans dead. 6 decades later we are still maintaining troops there and an occasional American dies as a result. Just a " Police Action" with no formal end. Next came the Viet Nam War which lasted 19 years and 8 months with never a formal declaration of war. 58,220 dead Americans and untold numbers of Vietnamese, Cambodians and Laotians. There followed several smaller conflicts, those KIA in El Salvador Civil War 37, Beirut 266, Grenada 19, Panama 40, Persian Gulf War 258, Somalia 43, Bosnia 12, Now we come to the two current undeclared wars. Afghanistan 2409 KIA over 19 years involvement, and Iraq KIA 4,571 over 8 years involvement and no end in sight, and for what? These people have been killing each other for over 1000 years and will probably continue to do so forever! Add up the number of American Dead a d wounded and the Hundreds of Billions spent in endless wars since 1950 and then explain to me what has been gained that has had any direct value to the people of the U.S. How much American blood and treasure are you willing to spend in an exercise in futility?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird 10/23/2019 8:24:17 PM (No. 215812)
Re #1, very well said. We didn’t go looking for WWII. It came to us one December morning at Pearl Harbor. We should never go looking for war. Only those who profit greatly - monetarily - from it seem to welcome it and are happy to send the sons and fathers and brothers of others. They should not be permitted to do so… President Trump has been a great gift. He soldiers on in his own way. I hope and pray that he’ll have another four years in the White House. He has much more to accomplish...
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2 10/24/2019 4:12:31 AM (No. 215989)
No, it's we the people against the liars, criminals, and hypocrites. When a Republican is President, demonrats are against war, any war. When a Republican shows up who is against wars, demonrats are all for it.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MDConservative 10/24/2019 5:55:27 AM (No. 216038)
The sad thing is that there are lots of "conservatives" who equate US chest thumping, sabre rattling and finally "punching far below our weight" to an endless and deadly draw as Patriotic, not to be challenged. It's the 1920s again...and the US is much better served taking care of its own business than protecting the effete Europeans, acting as Saudi mercenaries, or honoring some obligation to the Kurds engaged in a conflict over a millennium old already. The US needs to stop acting as the "Leader of the Free World", which is an empty title today. We won in '45. We won again in '92. It's all over over there.
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