The Astronomical Price of America's Undeclared Wars

Posted by  $  AJAshinoff 1 year ago to Government
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I am among the first to admit that sometime force, even preemptive force, is necessary. Even so, the refusal of congress to do its job related to declaring war is unconscionable and has cancerous and long reaching effects.

"You can’t have limited government and perpetual war."

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  • Posted by mshupe 1 year ago
    I'm surprised its only triple the Pentagon's estimate. And of course this would be impossible without the US Treasury's printing press. Maybe the greatest instrument for peace in the modern era was the gold standard. And of course it was tossed aside by the globalists to fund WWI. How'd that turn out?
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    Posted by CircuitGuy 1 year ago
    "I wonder how many people would support these military interventions if they had actually had to write a $1352.94 check every year for the last 17 years?"
    Heck no! People research the devil out of a new furnace or new kitchen to save that amount.
    "From a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August," said Bush's chief of staff of invading Iraq. The product would never have sold with a price tag attached.

    I demonstrated for peace every two weeks before the invasion. Now perpetual war is a fact of life. The protests on the Square aren't about the stop the war.

    "As we pointed out recently, the Trump administration dropped over 44,000 bombs during the president’s first term – all without any declaration of war"

    We have the most moronic president I could imagine in my wildest dreams, but if we had some of the best I could reasonably imagine, President Obama or "President" Hillary Clinton, we would drop the exact same bombs. This is unacceptable.

    The article says $5.6 billion, and I think the author knows that the real astronomical part is the loss of all semblance of the Founders dream of very limited gov't with citizens keeping weapons ready for the unlikely event of invasion.
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