Support HR 5993 The Syria Non-Intervention Act of 2012.
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Support HR 5993 The Syria Non-Intervention Act of 2012.

    1. Justin Wooten
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      Justin Wooten

      Manhattan, NY

We the undersigned support HR 5993 The Syria Non-Intervention Act of 2012 and urge members of Congress to do the same.

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U.S. Marching To War In Syria
HR 5993 The Syria Non-Intervention Act of 2012


By Rep Ron Paul

Mr. Speaker: The Administration is marching toward another war in the Middle East, this time against Syria. As with the president's war against Libya, Congress has been frozen out of the process. The Constitution, which grants Congress and only Congress the authority to declare war, is once again being completely ignored.

The push for a US attack on Syria makes no sense, is not in our interest, and will likely make matters worse. Yet the Administration, after transferring equipment to the Syrian rebels and facilitating the shipment of weapons from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, has indicated that its plans for an actual invasion are complete.

This week there are even press reports that the Central Intelligence Agency is distributing assault rifles, anti-tank rocket launchers, and other ammunition to the Syrian opposition. These are acts of war by the United States government. But where is the authority for the president to commit acts of war against Syria? There is no authority. The president is acting on his own.

Today we are introducing legislation to prevent the administration from accelerating its plan to overthrow the Syrian government by assisting rebel forces that even the administration admits include violent Islamic extremists.

The bill is simple. It states that absent a Congressional declaration of war on Syria:

"No funds available to the Department of Defense or an element of the intelligence community may be obligated or expended for the purpose or which would have the effect of supporting, directly or indirectly, military or paramilitary operations in Syria by any nation, group, organization, movement, or individual."

This legislation is modeled after the famous Boland Amendments of the early 1980s that were designed to limit the president's assistance to the Contras in their attempt to overthrow the government of Nicaragua. Congress has an obligation to exercise oversight of the president's foreign policy actions and to protect its constitutional prerogatives. This legislation will achieve both important functions.

Mr. Speaker, the last thing this country needs is yet another war particularly in the Middle East. Even worse is the president once again ignoring the Legislative Branch and going to war on his own. I hope my colleagues will join me in standing up for our Constitutional authority and resisting what will be another disastrous war in the Middle East.

Ron Paul (R-TX)

 

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Support HR 5993 The Syria Non-Intervention Act of 2012.

To stop the impending war against the Syrian people.
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Sincerely,

Sincerely,
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    • Amera Khalil-Andrawes PITTSBURGH, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      It's important because we all want to live in peace.

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    • Ryan Collinson EDMONTON, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      If I were American, I would have fought a lot harder for Ron Paul. It's a shame they want to intervene, RP was your only chance at pulling the troops out of Iraq and focusing on your own economy. Good luck USA.

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      • over 2 years ago

      Not one more American life!

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    • Fawzia Afzal-Khan UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing because I am suspicious that all this war talk and action is being sponsored/instigated by Israel and the US and Saudi Arabia are all in in it together for obvious reasons. I in NO WAY support the Assad regime--BUT, isnt it interesting that the US never goes after Saudfi Arabia despite it being an absolute monarchy which gives few rights to its citizens and even fewer to its female citrizens??

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    • Timothy Johnson BRADENTON, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm signing I want to see an end to the absolute insanity of these imperialist wars we've seen from both parties. I'm signing because I believe in the democratic principle of self-determination of citizens of their own nations free of foreign military intervention. I'm signing because I want to finally see a foreign policy I can be proud of in this nation. I'm signing in the spirit of this country's founders who fought AGAINST attempts by another nation to assert its will by military force against a sovereign people.

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