More spending, but not on the core constitutional responsibility of the federal government to provide for the common defense. A deteriorating national security posture and a rapid degradation of America’s military capabilities, intrusive and extra-constitutional federal interference in education and other powers reserved by the Constitution to the states, and the complete abandonment of any pretense of governing according to cultural conservative principles are the legacy of the past decade of Republican “leadership” on Capitol Hill.
Morale in the U.S. military has “plummeted” in recent years because President Barack Obama “doesn’t support our soldiers,” won’t even name the enemy “radical Islamic terrorism,” and is “more interested in promoting homosexuality in the military” than in “defeating our enemy,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
This Veterans Day, as a new enemy has arisen whose oppressive ideology of submission is cloaked in religion, it is more important than ever to remember that the preservation of our revolutionary American idea – that the individual is sovereign – is not foreordained. Its survival hinges, as it always has, on its power to bring forth a new generation of veterans who are willing to lay down their lives to protect it.
John Kerry told Congress that Obama wants expansive war powers to pursue Islamic State terrorists wherever & however O deems necessary, asking for a new authorization that would allow the Pentagon to commit American combat troops to fight.
As members of the House and Senate prepare to vote on the annual National Defense Authorization Act, it appears the bill will be saddled with extraneous non-defense measures. This threatens the integrity of both defense policy and the NDAA process.
"These measures have no place in a defense authorization bill and serve only to politicize and muddle the debate over the most important constitutional role that the federal government has: providing for the common defense."
There's a growing awareness among our citizens of the tremendous burden borne by our tiny defense forces and the fearsome price they pay defending our values and way of life. This Veterans Day affords us an excellent opportunity to recognize their sacrifice and commit to helping those who have borne the heat of the battle on behalf of the great majority of us.
The original purpose of Armistice Day, that the end of World War I be "commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations…" is too often forgotten.
"The quasi-military operation being conducted in Iraq and Syria that has no name is a farce. It is a complete violation of every single principle of war — but then again, Obama doesn’t want to call it that so I guess he and Valerie Jarrett are doing just fine."
Sen. Rand Paul is questioning Obama’s decision to send 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa to help combat Ebola, worrying that troops might contract the virus.
Conservatives’ criticisms are valid, but they are also not immediately apparent to the vast majority of civilians who've never served. This includes the political media complex. Out of ignorance, they see the criticisms of Obama on matters like these as trite, baseless, and rooted in hatred.
Obama's "Semper Latte" salute reveals a cold inner man who is hungry for the power of the office he holds, but contemptuous of its responsibilities.
The American people rightly want to know under what conditions and with what allies their sons and daughters will be sent to the Middle East again.
One British jihadist "encouraged radicals still living in the West to use Facebook and Linkedln to find and target soldiers...Then show up and slaughter them."
Crucial language that the Dept. of Veterans Affairs inspector general could not “conclusively” prove that delays in care caused patient deaths at a Phoenix hospital was added to its final report after a draft version was sent to agency administrators for comment.
The cycle of invention, skepticism, resistance, and adaptation continues but in previous arms races it did not bring with it the threat that the systems we invented could turn upon their inventors.
Reagan scholar Dr. Kiron K. Skinner says the absence of a strategy is why President Obama’s recent speech at West Point fell flat for many Democrats and Republicans. As a warning to adversaries, it lacked credibility.
History isn't just memorizing facts and dates. Thinking about what the Constitution and Bill of Rights mean is what "Con Rap" from ThanksUSA's co-founders Rachel and Kelsi Okun is all about, and it's a great way to engage young people in the ideas of constitutional conservatism. Watch the video and judge for yourself here.
Veterans need the nation’s help to cope with their hidden trauma.
Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) blasted Democrats for expressing “fake outrage” and claiming the investigation into the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi is purely political. He cited some of the “lessons” he learned while serving in the Army to make his point.