Quote of the Day: "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." - H.L. Mencken
When politicians speak, I tend to be skeptical. I’ll be blunt: I don’t trust them. Do you?
Now the President and interventionists in Congress are claiming there’s a "crisis" in Syria. They claim President Bashar al-Assad is about to use "weapons of mass destruction" against his own people. Does that sound familiar?
Let me ask...
- Would YOU write a check to support a Syrian rebel group?
- Do YOU want your taxes used to support them?
- Would YOU be willing to fight alongside them?
- Would YOU want our children or grandchildren to be sent for this purpose?
- Do YOU want our armed forces to go to Syria?
If you say "no" to all five questions, please write a letter to Congress using DownsizeDC.org's "Stop Policing the World" campaign...
The hardwired message says...
Defend America only. Do not manipulate or police the world.
I added these comments, which you may borrow from or copy...
I DO NOT CONSENT to our Syria policy.
It's lurching toward war. Obama even sent an invasion force near Syria's coast. http://bit.ly/VQbXF3
Tell Obama to send those troops home. Declare neutrality in Syria's civil war.
Protecting the Syrian people from al-Assad's chemical weapons is the pretext for Obama's move.
After Iraq, Libya, and countless other wars, why should I believe my so-called "government?"
Assad may be brutal, but his downfall will NOT necessarily end the civil war. The divided rebels -- some moderate, SOME WITH AL QAEDA TIES -- will surely continue to struggle for power. http://bit.ly/VeaiGU
Should our troops be tossed into that hornets nest? How will they tell friend from foe?
Have you learned nothing from Iraq or Afghanistan (not to mention Vietnam)?
Or from Libya, where the rebels we helped "thanked" us by bombing our embassy?
If the rebel cause is so important to you...
* Donate your OWN money to them. Don't force me to do it with taxes.
* Better yet, fight alongside them. Have the U.S. armed forces defend America only.
Deny funds for the rebels and explicitly deny authorization for war. Impeach the President if he ignores you. Only Congress has the authority to declare war.
Policy Research Director