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Power to Declare War & the Need to Declare War

Below is an interesting article on the power to declare war. It is found on the House.gov web site which is the official web site of the US House of Representatives. I found this paragraph interesting in tone: While a close reading of the Convention debates suggests that the framers intended to limit Presidents to defensive actions, a number of administrations, especially after World War II, have ...
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Being Anti-War Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

Power of War
Obama was the bomber in chief, and the drone commander extraordinaire. Though I think it is high time we had a discussion in America about war powers I think it's a bit disgusting we are having it now after so many hundreds of thousands have been killed by us over the last 15 years. The death toll in Iraq alone is estimated to be over 500,000 people. We had better be darn sure of our motivations a...
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On the path to war: Why North Korea Matters

Hey Sexy Missile
I don't mean to harp on North Korea (yes I do) and perhaps many of you probably aren't sure why I make a big deal of this. In one of his occasionally brilliant moments Piers Morgan, whom I tolerate because he's British (who doesn't like a Brit), hits the nail on the head. Right in the opening lines of this piece he writes, "Kim Jong-Un is a repulsive excuse for a human being; a megalomaniac tyr...
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Two-thirds of Americans worry Trump will drag U.S. into a new war

From whence come wars and fightings among you?
There aren't many wars left to fight. America is spread out pretty much all over the world. We could go to war with Russia and we could go to war with North Korea. There are a few nations we aren't fighting after all. We haven't exactly been picky it seems. America has been at war, active, bombs and boots kind of war, for the last 37 years or so. A Bush went into Iraq, A Clinton bombed: Somali...
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Should America Police the World?

If America Exists
The use of force in the protection of others is something I actually believe in. I think we can defend ourselves and others. People in Syria are being attacked. We are using force, ostensibly in protection of an offended party. Right now, sitting, literally in my armchair, I think we should not intervene. Might I change my mind in the future? I might. But below is the line of reasoning I've gone t...
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9/11 Mastermind: A Reason for War?

The only righteous war is a war to protect rights. I've come to say that frequently of late. The right to life and liberty are the two especially and continually under assault by some despot, dictator, or crazy. Khalid Sheik Mohammed, usually just called KSM, is one such crazy. Make no mistake, his brand of evil isn't based on anything other than mental illness. He uses one excuse or another to co...
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