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  • Don't you have faith that the President has unlimited powers in time of war?

    I kind of like the idea of a public referendum to go to war. Not that it would change much.

    The events that precipitated the use of military force in Afghanistan and Iraq would probably have passed easily. When the public or Congress is not given enough information or decide not to take the time to reasonably debate the subject bad things typically happen.

    Interesting idea for an Amendment but I think we have too much warmongering in
    • The events that precipitated the use of military force in Afghanistan and Iraq would probably have passed easily. ... Interesting idea for an Amendment but I think we have too much warmongering in us as a country to ever have it succeed.

      Depends how you define succeed. Some would argue that if the majority would in fact vote for a war then it should pass. The point of the amendment was not to prevent all wars, and not even to prevent all wrong wars, but to prevent the federal government from committing

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      • In no case is it ever moral to force people to support YOUR view of what should be done.

        That has immense implications for taxation.

        • Yes it does, and I enthusiastically agree with all of those implications.

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          J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers