What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
From The John Birch Society:
During a televised interview conducted by NBC’s Matt Lauer on September 12, 2006, President Bush gave us his reason for sending troops into Iraq.
Lauer mentioned Mr. Bush’s admissions that Saddam Hussein’s government had no weapons of mass destruction, no ties to Al-Qaeda, and was not a nuclear threat. So he asked, “Why did we go to war against Iraq?” Mr. Bush’s response, “We enforced the demands of the world,” indicates that he sees a role for the U.S. that is nowhere to be found in the U.S. Constitution he has sworn to uphold.
Sadly, it is true that most Americans today do not see how wrongly our forces are being used. The correct reason for having a military force is to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people of this nation alone. That role has been watered down ever since President Truman sent forces into Korea in 1950 without the required declaration of war issued by Congress.
On March 20, 2003, one day after the war against Iraq began, our nation’s Ambassador to the UN, John Negroponte, delivered a letter to the UN Security Council claiming that “the actions being taken are authorized” by several UN Security Council resolutions. In other words, the U.S. went to war for the United Nations, a war that has now cost close to 3,000 U.S. lives, some 20,000 U.S. casualties, hundreds of billions of dollars, and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis’ lives.
The American people should not be allowing any President to use America’s military and treasure to enforce “the demands of the world.”
Our military serves our country alone. We are not to be pawns of the U.N. agenda. The demands of the world, while an importance to many, should not have any impact whatsoever on the military campaigns of our nation. Our military actions are to be authorized by our elected Congress, not U.N. Security Council resolutions.