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Sen. Rand Paul: Why Im Voting No on Syria
Time ^ | September 4, 2013 | Rand Paul

Posted on 09/04/2013 7:16:19 PM PDT by grundle

War should occur only when America is attacked, when it is threatened or when American interests are attacked or threatened. I don’t think the situation in Syria passes that test. Even the State Department argues that “there’s no military solution here that’s good for the Syrian people, and that the best path forward is a political solution.”

The United States should not fight a war to save face. I will not vote to send young men and women to sacrifice life and limb for stalemate. I will not vote to send our nation’s best and brightest to fight for anything less than victory.

Bashar Al-Assad is clearly not an American ally. But does his ouster encourage stability in the Middle East, or would his ouster actually encourage instability?

Are the Islamic rebels our allies? Will they defend American interests? Will they acknowledge Israel’s right to exist? Will they impose Sharia law? Will they tolerate Christians or will they pillage and destroy ancient Christian churches and people?

The president and his administration have not provided good answers to any of these questions. Those who seek military action have an obligation to publicly address these concerns before dragging our soldiers into another Middle Eastern war. Shooting first and aiming later has not worked for us in the past, and it should not be our game plan now.

In 2007, then-Sen. Obama stated that no president should unilaterally go to war without congressional authority unless there is an actual or imminent threat to our nation. James Madison argued this same position. Our Founding Fathers understood that the executive branch was the most prone to war. That is the constitutional position.

President Obama’s new position, though, is that while he requests congressional input, he doesn’t necessarily need Congress’ approval.

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KEYWORDS: blindsquirrel; fruitcake; no; paul; paultards; randpaul; stoppedclock; syria
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1 posted on 09/04/2013 7:16:19 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

.... and it would be a war started by a false flag.


2 posted on 09/04/2013 7:18:19 PM PDT by radec
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To: grundle

This madness is going down real bad. I am telling you hell is breaking loose in congress. Cut it loose on email and phone and fax. Save this nation now and by the way NO AMNESTY AND NO FUNDING OF OBAMACARE!! The TEA PARTY has been persecuted but we are ALIVE !! Million of us, SCREW MCcain the traitorous bas%^d. No political mercy on any one voting to install the godless in power in Syria,


3 posted on 09/04/2013 7:25:18 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: grundle
Obama is supporting the wrong side. Perhaps, as the Russians claim they discovered, it is the rebels who staged the attack to give US reason to pretend moral outrage.
4 posted on 09/04/2013 7:26:18 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: grundle

Rand Paul is a voice crying in the wilderness. He like the prophets of old speaks truth to power.


5 posted on 09/04/2013 7:26:19 PM PDT by allendale
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To: grundle










In Syria, making weapons deals with Al Qaeda terrorists:


6 posted on 09/04/2013 7:27:50 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: grundle

Have communicated with my Sens on this issue. Crickets.


7 posted on 09/04/2013 7:28:14 PM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: grundle

It s a typical homosexual trade, tit in Syria game for tat against us elsewhere. Obama handlers are trapping us into future guilts and obligations to the world at the expense of our custodians. This colonization is not going to be allowed, the world does not believe in affirmative action for zero.

As Paul said, the objectives must be clear, not some blood ink obamacare resolution we do not know what is in it.


8 posted on 09/04/2013 7:31:58 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: grundle

Just saw a republican congressman from Illinois on greta saying why we need to go into Syria.
Now she has another POS advocating for for us to go in.
This never ending war for nothing sh!t is getting crazy
FU you dopes.


9 posted on 09/04/2013 7:36:55 PM PDT by Post5203 (Please name me a sucessfull city or country run by a "person of color".)
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10 posted on 09/04/2013 7:37:13 PM PDT by Rona Badger (Heeds the Calling Wind)
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And now brit hume telling greta why we need to strike syria.


11 posted on 09/04/2013 7:42:44 PM PDT by Post5203 (Please name me a sucessful city or country run by a "person of color".)
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To: SADMILLIE

What more can we do? I fear the fix is in. I’ve called and written all my reps and senators, asked people to vote in poles and sign petitions. I have talked with friends, family and neighbors. What else is being organized? I can do a lot from my keyboard. Task us!


12 posted on 09/04/2013 7:48:31 PM PDT by Rona Badger (Heeds the Calling Wind)
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Did you see that puke who worked for Bush? He said it’s up to us to support Obama to “rescue his credibility.” I almost fell out of my chair. Rescue his credibility-——with American blood?!?


13 posted on 09/04/2013 7:50:15 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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And now brit hume telling greta why we need to strike syria.

Oh, that is really sickening. I'm so glad I wasn't watching. I would have probably needed a new TV tomorrow.

14 posted on 09/04/2013 7:51:30 PM PDT by Rona Badger (Heeds the Calling Wind)
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To: grundle

One sane, rational voice.

Thank God for Senator Paul.

Come on folks, still time to stop this madness!!


15 posted on 09/04/2013 7:51:39 PM PDT by In Another Time... (Robert Wone, Hate Crime victim)
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To: grundle

Rand’s old man may be a bit of an isolationist nut, but Rand makes sense on this.


16 posted on 09/04/2013 7:51:58 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: grundle

We’ve seen Mubarek, Gadaffi (sp),and various other secular strongmen overthrown in recent years, and now we see Assad in the same boat.

“Arab Spring” is bullshit.

Sadam Hussein was the prototype, cold war solution to this regional instability.

I understand we thought had to kiss some butt over there when we let our energy appetite override our ass. We achieved stability, at some cost, but it was preferable by far to the current dysfunctional grab bag.

Now we appear ready to disassociate with Israel because of our recent incompetence.

That promises our undoing.


17 posted on 09/04/2013 7:55:58 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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The RINOS are attacking the Tea Party.

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/04/20328074-republican-congressman-chides-cruz-for-syria-rhetoric


18 posted on 09/04/2013 8:01:20 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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And the Tea Party is MIA

Where are the protests?


19 posted on 09/04/2013 8:06:17 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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*Shakes Head*


20 posted on 09/04/2013 8:13:58 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Barack Barry Hussein Soetoro Obama, America's own Perkin Warbeck..)
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