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Is Jill Stein Right To Oppose Any Authorization Of Force Against The Islamic State?

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein would have us miss this opportunity to lessen the war making of United States, because it is not a complete elimination of authorization for war. […]

Richard Shelby Introduces Constitutional Amendment To Encourage State Of Perpetual War

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, a Republican from Alabama, proposed a new amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.

The constitutional amendment introduced through S.J. Res. 9 would allow the U.S. Congress to pass a budget with deficit spending only if the United States is at war.

The amendment is being […]

Equivalence? Limerick Open Thread

If burning a man in a cage Is condemnable terrorist rage How can we condone A blast from a drone? Both are signs of a more savage age

Share your thoughts on the age that’s before us Strike your keyboard and join in the chorus Use the limerick form In rhetorical storm The poetic form […]

Where Congressional Legislation Lies, January 2015

Number of bills before the 114th Congress to let military chaplains proselytize troops: 1

Number of bills mentioning “military waste“: 0

Number of bills to give zygotes legal rights at conception: 1

Number of bills to rescue frozen “snowflake babies” or prosecute in vitro facilities for child abuse: 0

Number of bills celebrating Pope Francis: […]

Islamic Journalist Calls for the Killing of all Fundamentalist Christians (With Correction)

On the Saudi television network Al Nas two nights ago, commentator Aadam Alam declared boldly of western Christians, “we need to kill them, we need to kill them“:

“We need to kill them. We need to kill them, the fundamentalist Christian terrorists hell-bent on killing us. You’re in danger. I’m in danger. We’re at war […]

A Religious Lesson About Forgiveness

It’s a common claim that religions around the world teach the wisdom of forgiveness.

MoneyMatters101 writes, “Every major world religion teaches that forgiveness is necessary and important. Forgiveness is truly a universally accepted principle and provides common ground for love, acceptance, harmony and true happiness.”

“All major religions teach the necessity of forgiveness,” writes Help […]

Tim Kaine Reminds America: US War in Iraq and Syria is Unauthorized and Unconstitutional

Yesterday, Tim Kaine rose to speak on the floor of the United States Senate to remind his colleagues of a growing illegality in U.S. foreign policy: The ongoing U.S. involvement in civil war in Iraq and Syria – without the constitutionally required declaration of war. He said,

“Presidents cannot constitutionally start military action without Congress […]

Ben Carson Wants Americans To Surrender Civilian Control Of The Military

Ben Carson is running for President, and seeking the help of voters, acting in our democratic system of government, as he does so. Yet, part of Ben Carson’s political platform is to place a huge section of the government outside of our democracy.

Ben Carson’s plan is to make the operations of the U.S. military […]

Jeb Bush Promises To Repeat His Brother’s Foreign Policy Nightmare

Marco Caputo from the Miami Herald summarized Jeb Bush’s recent speech at a swank hotel in Coral Gables by writing, “As Jeb Bush weighs a presidential bid, the former Florida governor on Tuesday laid out his foreign policy precepts, which closely mirror those of his brother, former President George W. Bush.”

Those words ought to […]

November 11: Armistice Day Declaration

Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and

Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of […]

Your Chance To Be Soaked In The Blood Of People You Kill

This advertisement for a video game is currently making the rounds on Facebook: “Only the strong survive in Game Of War. Are you up for the challenge? Realtime. Worldwide.”

This description, accompanied by the image of a blood-soaked soldier, is all-too close to reality – realtime – worldwide. Only the armor on the soldier […]