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Cruz: Why is Parliament — but not Congress — debating Syria?

Cruz: Why is Parliament — but not Congress — debating Syria?

Alex Pappas, Political Reporter
12:12 PM 08/29/2013

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says it’s “unacceptable” that members of the British House of Commons are having a vigorous debate about that country’s policy towards Syria but Congress is staying home.


Senator Ted Cruz ✔ @SenTedCruz

7:53 AM - 29 Aug 2013

The Republican tweeted an image to his 116,000 followers on Thursday of Prime Minister David Cameron debating the topic on top of another photo showing the empty floor of the U.S. Senate.

Lawmakers are currently out of session for their summer recess. But some are arguing that before the Obama administration launches strikes on Syria, Congress should vote on it.

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Parliament is representing Americans better than Congress...


"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

All that money and time spent on candidates.

Turns out that it's not only a waste of gas to go to the polls it's a waste of time besides.

Congress doesn't need your money they need your vote.

It's been a long time, if ever that a Congressman attracted the vote of the majority of eligible voters.

A democratic minority has no authority.

Free includes debt-free!

Because they dont want to be

Because they dont want to be put in a position to show their hypocrasy should congress not get the memo

Bad enough our congress

is AWOL on this issue but, the parliament debate is a sham as SAS is already over there prepping the battle field. The fix is in.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

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Parliment was all over TV news this morning,

but not a peep about our, in hiding, Congress. Brits have decided that bombing Syria is the humanitarian thing to do. I'm not making that up, it was CNN's headline this morning! Stupidity rules.

Abdicatng congressional power to declare war to the President is an illegal, unconstitutional act.
Call out congress from their hiding places. Bombard them with whatever you have, e mail, phone, shout at them in the streets.

Our crazy leaders are discussing how to drill holes in the boat. We are in the same boat.

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.