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.
Stop creating enemies in the Middle East
The media, military, policymakers, political leaders and even the public propagate dangerous myths and platitudes that enable perpetual war.
Things look very different if we look at all the results.
We are voluntaryist libertarians. We advocate the Zero Aggression Principle. Don't threaten or initiate force, or ask politicians to do it for you.
How much power do you want your favorite politicians to have on various issues? Take the test. See where you land.
If government is the answer then it's a stupid question.
U.S. intervention in WW1 gave the Sykes-Picot Treaty the force of law. That was step one in the rise of radical Islam.
Did U.S. policies help create Nazi Germany? And what politician is most tied to those policies?
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.
Learn how U.S. politicians took a bad situation and made it vastly worse.
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.
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.
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.
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 themSadly, 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!
"Separation of powers" doctrine murdered by a complicit Congress
What was the net gain in both the Pacific and in Europe?
Connect the dots between Woodrow Wilson, the Versailles Treaty, the Sykes-Picot agreement, the rise of radical Islam, and ISIS.
Connect the dots between Woodrow Wilson, the Versailles Treaty, the Federal Reserve, the Great Depression, and Nazi Germany