|1898 newspaper announcing an official declaration of war.|
Congress and Eternal War
Keeping the people afraid and the
Military-Industrial Complex well fed.
June 5, 1942. That was the last time the United States Congress declared war. On that date Congress made it a three for one. We declared war on Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.
That was the last gasp of our Constitution.
Bottom Line: Congress discovered something obvious. When you declare a war the people expect a peace treaty to result ending that war. So if war is never declared then there never has to be a peace treaty. War could now become eternal.
But after all ending war is bad for politics. War industry jobs are abolished, unemployment goes up, profits are down and the politicians do not have a foreign "enemy" to blame all their troubles on.
Since World War II Presidents from both parties have understood this. They have waged endless wars without proper declarations by Congress and often zero public debate. When Congress does bother to vote it is for meaningless "authorizations of force" so conflicts can drag on forever and even spread into neighboring countries.
Now we have our Dear Leader asking for yet another "authorization of force" for ISIS. It is all a joke. You are played for a fool as both parties use the authorization and the bodies of dead soldiers to score political points and gain advantage over each other.
Dear Leader is on his fourth unconstitutional war:
Neither party really gives a crap about the Constitution, a public debate or a vote on war. That is far too public. The American Sheeple might get wind of what is happening. Some of the more bloodthirsty Senators and Congressmen even cheer on unconstitutional wars.
The U.S. and our allies have sent mountains of weapons to overthrow the government of Syria (an act of war). As if by magic those weapons ended up in the hands of ISIS which then invaded Iraq giving the U.S. an official reason to go in and bomb Syria. Add in we are still sending in weapons to overthrow the secular Syrian government that protects the Christians.
All of this has been done without a public debate and a vote . . . . and no one really cares!!! The political liar class is allowed to do whatever they want.
Welcome to Eternal War.
Declarations of war by the United States
|"Oceania was at war with Eurasia; therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia." |
- George Orwell
Simply, if war is never declared then there is never a peace treaty. War can go on forever.