A Republican-sponsored resolution would authorize the president to "use all necessary and appropriate force" against foreigners involved in fentanyl trafficking.
There's little reason to believe that any of the tactics Republican politicians are proposing would be effective in keeping fentanyl out of the country.
While a conservative skepticism toward military aggression would be welcome, Republican standard-bearers are all too happy to sign off on war powers in other ways.
Like other authorizations for the use of military force—or AUMFs—it would be an unnecessary, unwise expansion of executive power.
Much of what government does is tax people to try to fix problems that government caused.