Paul:"unspeakably evil" NDAA endangers "Christians, gun-owners, home-schoolers" & gives half a billion to IsraelSubmitted by Resistance_2009 on Sun, 12/23/2012 - 22:36
If you search for the terms half a billion dollars to Israel, there is nothing about the U.S. Congress gifting Israel with more taxpayer funds, but rather countless stories dated Dec. 20th about a "half billion" dollars worth of checks that were supposedly found in Israel's "Western Wall". December 20th coincidentally was the same day that Ron Paul gave a speech opposing the latest NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) Conference Report in part because the measure increases foreign military aid "including an additional half-billion dollars in missile assistance to an already prosperous Israel." In addition to wasting half a billion dollars after stealing it from hard-working American taxpayers, Congress officially "sympathizes with the families of Israelis" in the text of the bill.
Paul, who is retiring in January,
stated in part,
"...It is difficult to imagine anything more un-American than this attack on our Constitutional protections. While we may not have yet seen the widespread use of this unspeakably evil measure, a wider application of this "authority" may only be a matter of time. Historically these kinds of measures have been used to bolster state power at the expense of unpopular scapegoats. The Jewish citizens of 1930s Germany knew all about this reprehensible practice. Lately the scapegoats have been mostly Muslims. Hundreds, perhaps many more, even Americans, have been held by the US at Guantanamo and in other secret prisons around the world. But this can all change quickly, which makes it all the more dangerous. Maybe one day it will be Christians, gun-owners, home-schoolers, etc."
"....This Conference Report contains increased levels of foreign military aid, including an additional half-billion dollars in missile assistance to an already prosperous Israel and some $300 million to help an increasingly prosperous Russia control its chemical, nuclear, and biological weapons. And Russia does not even want the money!" [Read full speech here.]
The measure, known as HR 4310, passed in Congress 315 to 107 on December 20th. Thirty Republicans voted against it, including Paul, Tom McClintock, and Justin Amash. Seventy-seven Democrats voted NAY as well, including Rep. John Hall who sang the 70's song Dance with me".
[See how everyone voted here: Roll Call vote 645.]
The Senate approved the measure 81 to 14 on December 21st. [Senate Roll Call vote here.] Rand Paul of Kentucky voted NAY, along with Al Franken (D-MN) of "Saturday Night Live" fame.
The text of the NDAA Conference report [available
here] states in part:
(1) reaffirms its commitment to the security of
our ally and strategic partner, Israel;
(2) fully supports Israel's right to defend itself
against acts of terrorism;
(3) sympathizes with the families of Israelis
who have come under the indiscriminate rocket fire
from Hamas-controlled Gaza;
(4) recognizes the exceptional success of the
Iron Dome short-range rocket defense system in defending the population of Israel;
(5) desires to help ensure that Israel has the
means to defend itself against terrorist attacks, including through the procurement of additional Iron
Dome batteries and interceptors; and
(6) urges the Department of Defense and the
Department of State to explore with their Israeli
counterparts and alert Congress of any requirements
the Israeli Defense Force may have for additional
Iron Dome batteries, interceptors, or other equipment depleted during the recent conflict with
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