CONFIRMED! (A Follow Up to "Giving Up!".)Submitted by platoonleader on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 23:03
***If you haven't read my post, "Giving Up", do so to understand my entire thought process on these issues.
If you caught the front page of Foxnews.com(I despise giving them any recognition or attention, even to prove a point) last night then you saw some of the confirmation of my previous points. One headline read, "Iran Making Nuke Evidence Vanish?" Still another read, "Targeted Killings in the U.S.? FBI Director Won't Answer".
If that isn't enough, I'm sure you have all seen the video of Panetta and General Dempsey admitting that they will NOT seek congressional approval to start new wars. When not so subtly nudged to say, "Yes, we use the Constitution as a guide and we will seek congressional approval for war", they REAFFIRMED their stance!!! They left no room for confusion. They made that clear. They DO NOT NEED CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL, MUCH LESS A DECLARATION OF WAR.
While I'm still researching, and trying to figure out if this is treason or even a breach of our Constitution, I KNOW this was not the intended use of Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1. (President's Executive Power, Commander in Chief.)
Why give ONLY congress the authority to declare war, when the president can just send our men and women into armed conflict at his whim? There needs to be an Amendment to affirm this point...the point that we are a REPUBLIC and we SHOULD not start wars that have been declared by only ONE man.
Where has our republic gone? I sure as hell can't find it! Is THIS the nation you want to live in? I'm not comfortable with my daughter's bleak future in this falling republic.
I had a comment on my post "Giving Up!" that roughly read, "I can't leave, I can't get out of my county much less the country, and where would I go?"
We have all felt that way I am sure, and my wife and I have definitely discussed it. But, even though you can, in all likelihood, be targeted for assassination in the U.S., if you go overseas, your U.S. citizenship is now worthless, and grants you NO protection. So, why run? We still have the BEST Constitution ever drafted. We must only defend it.
Our only choice is to stay and fight. If we run from what was once the pinnacle of liberty and let it fall to tyranny...what will the rest of the world do?
This is ground zero. This is OUR fight.
Who has warned against all of these headlines? Who has sought to protect us, ALONE, all these years? Who has gallantly fought for our liberty and faced COUNTLESS criticisms, ridicule, smear campaigns, and been heckled for standing up for liberty when it wasn't "cool" or WE simply did not understand?
Ron Paul is our PEACEFUL REVOLUTION. This is our moment. So many generations fought for a revolution they thought was real, to only see it perish.
This movement's longevity obviously rest with us. But our means to effect change will dramatically decrease without Ron Paul.
Santorum doesn't and hasn't stood for liberty, to say otherwise is a JOKE. But then again, neither has Romney, Gingrich, or Obama.
People need to understand this, and you know how to reach them. Become the instruments of liberty and save our republic!!!
You know what they say, go big or go home. We are home, so we can only go BIG!!!!