Rand Paul: Congress Moves to Give the President Unlimited War Powers

The Founders left the power to make war in the legislature on purpose and with good reason. They recognized that the executive branch is most prone to war. The Kaine/Corker AUMF would completely abdicate Congress’s power under Article I.

Handing war-making power from Congress to the executive branch is not an exercise in congressional power. It is the final and full abandonment of that power. It is wrong, it is unconstitutional, and it should be stopped.
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Encourage Trump’s plan to remove troops from Syria

Stop creating enemies in the Middle East
  
Peak ProsperityPeak Prosperity wrote the following post Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:03:59 -0400
Russia Did It!
Russia Did It!

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Our lives are now fraught with easily-disproved fantasies, frauds and fictions being pushed to us through the media by institutions with deliberate agendas trying to engineer specific outcomes.

Those of us with a pragmatic mindset and an ability to recall (even quite recent) history, often find ourselves with mouths literally agape at the obvious deceptions being foisted upon what appears to be a terminally-gullible public.

Why do so many continue to blindly trust the same government agencies that have brazenly and repeatedly lied to them over the past recent years?

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Lies We Tell Ourselves

The media, military, policymakers, political leaders and even the public propagate dangerous myths and platitudes that enable perpetual war.
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Very enlightening, thank you.
  
Was World War Two a "good war?"

Things look very different if we look at all the results.
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This was very interesting. That viewpoint is rarely discussed in schools I believe.
  
<small rant> I get really annoyed with these people who think that we need government to "protect our rights and liberties." I wish these saps and dolts would open their eyes and realise that government is the biggest violator of "rights and liberties" there is. I am coming to the opinion that perhaps only governments can violate our rights and liberties. One can walk away from other violators, vote with their feet or avoid your enemy. Government is pervasive and avoiding government nonsense is turning into a full-time job.  </ small rant>
  
Admittedly I didn't get to the article yet, but what the hell is a "good war"? The belief that war can ever be justified is one that mankind needs to collectively dispense with in order to lay claim to being an intelligent species.
  
Blame Woodrow Wilson for radical Islam too

U.S. intervention in WW1 gave the Sykes-Picot Treaty the force of law. That was step one in the rise of radical Islam.
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How blundering U.S. politicians enabled the rise of Nazi Germany

Did U.S. policies help create Nazi Germany? And what politician is most tied to those policies?
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How U.S. politicians helped create the Soviet Union

U.S. intervention in World War One made the Soviet Union possible. All of the other communist revolutions followed in its wake along with countless piles of human corpses.
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Did U.S. politicians choose the more evil side in World War One?

Learn how U.S. politicians took a bad situation and made it vastly worse.
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Review of U.S. military history in the run-up to Veterans Day continues...

Did Teddy Roosevelt co-found the Empire of Japan?

The answer is yes. He also set events in motion that led to Pearl Harbor, Mao's Red China, the menace of North Korea, and untold millions of deaths. Learn the history they didn't teach you in High School.
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How and why politicians exploit Veterans Day

Veterans Day will be observed on Friday, November 10th this year. It used to be called Armistice Day, in memory of the moment when the First World War ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918.

Armistice Day was a valuable holiday!

It reminded people of the biggest mistake the political class ever made — a world war fought over nothing! Alas, the politicians could not abide such a reminder of their own folly, and so they changed Armistice Day into something they could exploit — Veterans Day.

Whereas Armistice Day highlighted the dangers of militarism and interventionism, politicians now use Veterans Day to promote those schemes. They loudly proclaim…

“Our soldiers fought to preserve our freedom!”

We want to stress-test that claim. We will, as we have done before previous military holidays, circulate a series of articles.
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Were early U.S. wars good or bad? - DownsizeDC

Randolph Bourne claimed that “War is the health of the state.” If true, this suggests that our state schools have a natural incentive to teach historical myths that promote war. This article is the start of a series designed to debunk those myths. I hope to persuade you of 3 points…

  • Our “patriotic holidays” need to honor soldiers without mischaracterizing U.S. wars.
  • The claim that U.S. soldiers “defended our freedom” is sweet-sounding but false. Freedom may be what most of our soldiers wanted to defend, but that’s not how our politicians actually used them.
  • We must curtail the ability of politicians to wage war.

As you read what follows please remember this crucial point — I am not blaming America for anything, but I am blaming U.S. politicians for lots of things.
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What we SHOULD remember on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the day when we’re supposed to REMEMBER!

But remember what? The people who died? Of course, and that’s good. But is that all? Shouldn’t we also remember why they died, and learn from it, in the hope of saving future lives? The answer seems obvious to us...

Memorial Day should be about...

    Remembering our lost loved ones
    Remembering and speaking the TRUTH about the wars that killed them

Sadly, most Americans skip part two. Even worse, they foster untruths about the past, mouthing feel-good platitudes designed to remove the sting of what really happened, or to make themselves feel good about being an American. These are understandable human motivations, but they lack nobility. Even worse...

Such actions are downright dangerous to the lives of future soldiers!
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Peak ProsperityPeak Prosperity wrote the following post Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:53:12 -0400
The Relentless Push Towards War
The Relentless Push Towards War

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As I’ve written extensively in the past, as was the case with Russia last fall, this push to war includes a series of carefully-crafted talking points being endlessly repeated over the print and airwaves.

It’s an ever-present condition of living in our manufactured reality, where what we are told to care about is beamed at us around the clock  in a rather tediously but emotionally-manipulative way on the “news.”

Today's big ‘bogeyman’ is North Korea.  Have you wondered why?


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Letter to Congress

Presidents addicted to false flags & breaking the Constitution, Syria Edition

"Separation of powers" doctrine murdered by a complicit Congress
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Peak ProsperityPeak Prosperity wrote the following post Thu, 06 Apr 2017 23:40:09 -0400
Sudden Escalation: US Warships Fire Missiles Into Syria
Sudden Escalation: US Warships Fire Missiles Into Syria

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One of my worst fears has come to pass: the US has launched a missile strike against the Syrian government.
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Off-Guardian has been good on this over the last few days.
  
Was World War 2 a "good war?"

What was the net gain in both the Pacific and in Europe?
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Of course it wasn't a "good" war. It was a *great* war. ;-)
  
I thought WW1 was the "great" war
  
Sorry to be rushing through these, but I've been playing catch-up to try to get them all out before Veterans Day. It looks like I'll have to post one more tonight if I want to do that.

Radical Islam: Byproduct of U.S. policies dating back to Woodrow Wilson

Connect the dots between Woodrow Wilson, the Versailles Treaty, the Sykes-Picot agreement, the rise of radical Islam, and ISIS.
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Maybe once Obama is out of office, the anti-war movement will come out of hiding. Apparently, it is uncool to protest war once your president has been given a Nobel Peace prize (or maybe it is just uncool for the media to cover it).
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Did blundering U.S. politicians spark the rise of Nazi Germany?

Connect the dots between Woodrow Wilson, the Versailles Treaty, the Federal Reserve, the Great Depression, and Nazi Germany
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