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Republicans turn on the constitution


(6) We support victory in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting military-recommended troop surges;

I would really like to point out how wrong and constitutionally-bad that is. Our founding fathers very specifically gave us a civilian leadership superior to our military. They did that because when the military is in charge every solution involves going to war.

By swearing to this, one would have to frosake the constitution. The government’s job isn’t to support the military’s recconmendations, the military supports the decision of the civilian elected leaders. That’s how it works. The President gives the orders, the military obeys. If it were to be the other way around, we would be living in military dictatorship. It is really horrible that supposd-conservatives would include this as a requirment.

If #6 was worded “We support escalating the number of troops in Afghanistan,” that would be good and avoid any constitutional problems. As it is now, #6 essentially says Republicans want the Commander in Chief to obey the Generals, and that’s anti-constitutional and anti-conservative.

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One response to “Republicans turn on the constitution

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