In the photo above Sen. Rand Paul holds the 2,232 page budget busting bill that took two hours to print, but I think there’s hope for reform in Washington if we can get just one of our founding ideas right.
The self-evident truth that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. This includes the idea that all men have a natural right to self-determine and makes it unethical for “A” to initiate aggression against “B” unless the freedom of “A” is in immediate danger.
I believe both Washington and Jefferson counseled us against entangling alliances and John Quincy Adams exhorted “not to go abroad seeking monsters to destroy.”
But we have “progressed.” Whereas our Founders feared standing armies, we have active duty military troops stationed in nearly 150 countries. If we’re on our neighbor’s property we’re probably the aggressor. See Gage, Howe and Cornwallis.
And herein lies Duncan Hunter’s Achilles’ heel. His simultaneous belief in foreign intervention with his congressional raison d’être, safety of the American soldier. It is this dangerous combination of ideas that makes him vulnerable to every omnibus, every Democrat request and Planned Parenthood vote for funding.
His magnum opus, a bill against child abuse on foreign military bases, only exists in a world which disregards the ideological view of our Framers.
If we sincerely care about the U.S. soldier and their families I suggest we demonstrate it by refusing to deploy them without a robust debate on the floor of Congress nor to an area where our freedom isn’t under imminent threat. To do otherwise is as unpatriotic and anti-family a policy as I can think. Not to mention the billions in property redistribution required to sustain it.
“The most significant threat to our national security is our debt.”
– Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen
Can we talk about this?
Thank you to the four California Republican Congressmen who voted against this omnibus and further spending for Planned Parenthood.
Rep. Jeff Denham
Rep. Doug LaMalfa
Rep. Tom McClintock
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher