"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Saturday, December 6, 2014

GOP votes to fund Obama's war against Syria

Cowards, Whores and Liars Oh My
  • The GOP House joined arm-in-arm with Democrats to fund King Obama's unconstitutional war to overthrow the government of Syria.
  • Quivering in fear at following their oath to the Constitution, the GOP refuses to go on record in a roll-call vote to declare war on Syria.

Remember January, 2011?

Back in those long ago days the "small government" GOP took over the House and read the Constitution on live TV.  Well that lasted about ten seconds.

Now the "small government" Republican-controlled House approved a $585 billion defense policy bill that grants King Barack Obama the authority to expand the U.S. military campaign against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria despite misgivings about a new American combat role after more than a decade of war.
"The constitution vests the power of declaring war
in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition
of importance can be undertaken until after
they shall have deliberated upon the
subject and authorized such a measure."

George Washington

The vote on Thursday was 300-119, a reflection of the popularity of the sweeping, bipartisan measure that authorizes funds for American troops as well as ships, planes and other war-fighting equipment built in congressional districts nationwide.
The measure heads to the Senate where passage is expected next week although some GOP senators are angry over the bill’s unrelated provisions to expand wilderness areas reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The legislation endorses Obama’s latest request to Congress in the 4-month-old war against extremists who brutally rule large sections of Iraq and Syria. The bill provides $5 billion for the stepped-up operation of air strikes and the dispatch of up to 1,500 more American troops.
It also reauthorizes the Pentagon plan to train and equip "moderate" Syrian rebels battling the forces of President Bashar Assad, with that mandate expiring Dec. 11. The legislation would extend that authority for two years.

“We’re getting more deeply involved in the war in Iraq and Syria,” complained Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass.

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