• Rand Paul op-ed: We Must Restore Congressional Authority on Declaring War

    Sen. Rand Paul
    May 23, 2016

    'One generation cannot bind another generation to perpetual war'

    This president has now been at war longer than any other in history. That must end.

    “President Obama came into office seven years ago pledging to end the wars of his predecessor, George W. Bush,” the New York Times reported this month. “On May 6, with eight months left before he vacates the White House, Mr. Obama passed a somber, little-noticed milestone: He has now been at war longer than Mr. Bush, or any other American president.”

    In his last months in office, you would think President Obama might be trying to wind down these seemingly never ending and growing series of wars. You would be wrong.

    President Obama said he was ending the War in Afghanistan, but he had to expand it before he could end it; and yet it has not ended. Together Bush and Obama have now spent more than $100 billion on nation-building in Afghanistan, and still many doubt the ability of the Afghan government to stand on its own two feet.

    While our bridges crumble here at home, President Obama continues the cycle of bombing and then replacing their infrastructure.

    He brags of ending the Iraq war, but the war there hasn’t ended. The enemy has just changed names. Combat troops have slowly grown.

    more:
    http://time.com/4345172/rand-paul-co...war-amendment/


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    1. Ender's Avatar
      Ender -
      Good on Rand!
    1. Krugminator2's Avatar
      Krugminator2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
      Good on Rand!
      It is kind of upsetting that he writes stuff like this all the time and gives Senate floor speeches like this and yet gets almost no acknowledgment.

      This is in Time and this thread has one response. The thread where he endorsed Trump was 5 or 6 pages.
    1. Ender's Avatar
      Ender -
      Quote Originally Posted by Krugminator2 View Post
      It is kind of upsetting that he writes stuff like this all the time and gives Senate floor speeches like this and yet gets almost no acknowledgment.

      This is in Time and this thread has one response. The thread where he endorsed Trump was 5 or 6 pages.
      Yep.

      Welcome to The Matrix.
    1. Rudeman's Avatar
      Rudeman -
      Quote Originally Posted by Krugminator2 View Post
      It is kind of upsetting that he writes stuff like this all the time and gives Senate floor speeches like this and yet gets almost no acknowledgment.

      This is in Time and this thread has one response. The thread where he endorsed Trump was 5 or 6 pages.
      This isn't controversial. People love controversy/conflict etc.
    1. Ender's Avatar
      Ender -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rudeman View Post
      This isn't controversial. People love controversy/conflict etc.
      Sure it it- people are just so used to the Constitution being a **_*_)(&* piece of paper that they don't notice.
    1. Rudeman's Avatar
      Rudeman -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
      Sure it it- people are just so used to the Constitution being a **_*_)(&* piece of paper that they don't notice.
      I meant that Rand's statement isn't controversial on this forum. If he was calling for sanctions on ____ this thread would be at least 10 pages.

      Plus Rand is held to a different standard, he writes something like this and it's something expected so a marginal response but if Trump wrote the exact same article the thread would get to 10 pages, that should be indicative of who the real ally is and who isn't but we already went through that experience with the primaries.


      I agree with you though, Rand should get the praise he deserves but instead people would rather nitpick on little issues and slobber over awful candidates.
    1. Ender's Avatar
      Ender -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rudeman View Post
      I meant that Rand's statement isn't controversial on this forum. If he was calling for sanctions on ____ this thread would be at least 10 pages.

      Plus Rand is held to a different standard, he writes something like this and it's something expected so a marginal response but if Trump wrote the exact same article the thread would get to 10 pages, that should be indicative of who the real ally is and who isn't but we already went through that experience with the primaries.


      I agree with you though, Rand should get the praise he deserves but instead people would rather nitpick on little issues and slobber over awful candidates.
      In absolute agreement!


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