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Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk - September 02, 2013: Will Congress Endorse Obama's War Plans? Does it Matter - AUDIO

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk - September 02, 2013: Will Congress Endorse Obama's War Plans? Does it Matter - AUDIO


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Full article here: http://tinyurl.com/lz93ylv

Texas Straight Talk
By Ron Paul
Sunday September 1, 2013

President Obama announced this weekend that he has decided to use military force against Syria and would seek authorization from Congress when it returned from its August break. Every Member ought to vote against this reckless and immoral use of the US military. But even if every single Member and Senator votes for another war, it will not make this terrible idea any better because some sort of nod is given to the Constitution along the way.

Besides, the president made it clear that Congressional authorization is superfluous, asserting falsely that he has the authority to act on his own with or without Congress. That Congress allows itself to be treated as window dressing by the imperial president is just astonishing.

The President on Saturday claimed that the alleged chemical attack in Syria on August 21 presented "a serious danger to our national security." I disagree with the idea that every conflict, every dictator, and every insurgency everywhere in the world is somehow critical to our national security. That is the thinking of an empire, not a republic. It is the kind of thinking that this president shares with his predecessor and it is bankrupting us and destroying our liberties here at home.

According to recent media reports, the military does not have enough money to attack Syria and would have to go to Congress for a supplemental appropriation to carry out the strikes. It seems our empire is at the end of its financial rope. The limited strikes that the president has called for in Syria would cost the US in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey wrote to Congress last month that just the training of Syrian rebels and "limited" missile and air strikes would cost "in the billions" of dollars. We should clearly understand what another war will do to the US economy, not to mention the effects of additional unknown costs such as a spike in fuel costs as oil skyrockets.

Full article here: http://tinyurl.com/lz93ylv

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Sounds To Me Like The Good Doctor Still Takes His Medical Oath,

Seriously.

To preserve and protect ALL human life.

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BUMP!

Excellent report by the good doctor...