Ron Paul: This is Why We Fight
Ron Paul, still a congressman until January, reminds many of his supporters why he'll be missed, talking about war talk regarding Syria on the floor of Congress.
"Whether or not we attack yet another country, occupying it and setting up a new regime sets up a serious constitutional question. From where does the president get such authority?…Sadly the people don't object. Once again we are about to engage in military action and at the same time irresponsibly reactivating the Cold War with Russia…Would we tolerate Russia in Mexico demanding a humanitarian solution to the violence on the U.S/Mexican border?….
"It's time the United States tried a policy of diplomacy seeking peace, trade and friendship….it's time to bring our troops home and establish a non-interventionist foreign policy which is the only road to peace and prosperity….This week I'm introducing legislation to prohibit the administration absent a declaration of war by Congress from supporting directly or indirectly any military or paramilitary operations in Syria. I hope my colleagues will join me in this effort."