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A Foreign Policy of Arrogant Meddling

zmazurak Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 3:35 PM
As for Republican skepticism of the government, Sullum clearly doesn't understand that providing for the common defense is the highest CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY of the federal government. He clearly doesn't see the difference between providing for the common defense on the one hand, and spending money on Solyndras, teachers, and bridges to nowhere on the other hand. He knows nothing about conservatism and Republicans and does not understand either conservatism or us Republicans. Shame on Townhall for publishing this pathetic screed.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 4:02 PM
Your post regarding "providing for the common defense" is such that it means defending and policing the world. Not the CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY to defend the USA.

Joe Biden stated we went into Afghanistan to get Bin Laden, so why didn't we leave and invade Pakistan when he went there? Why didn't we leave Afghanistan when we killed Bin Laden?

I guess conservatism means chasing monsters all around the globe, and invading nations that haven't attacked or threatened us. So let's go invade China and get rid of the oppressors there too. And since the Chinese have billions of potential soldiers, we'll be drafting you, your wife and children. And we'll need your money and property to pay for it as well.

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