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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 05:23 AM
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How about an Amendment to "DEFINE" War?
Edited on Thu Jun-29-06 05:41 AM by Philosoraptor
An amendment to the constitution that declares that all future presidents must have a damn good reason to go to war, and they must not do it until the people have voted on it.

Or do they already have something like that? Not that it matters, the constitution has been legally desecrated and is no longer legal and binding.

on edit: title changed to parody the republican's famous attempt to define marriage.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 05:31 AM
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1. Presidents never go to war, they have other peoples' children
go to war.... corporations send a message, support a particular mindset with charity/donations, and they pretty much make the call on the war thing... how about a war profiteering amendment.... if that incentive was gone, there would be little draw for a war of choice.

A war amendment would state that any and all contracts between the victim nation would remain in effect (with other nations and not the invading nation) so that the economy of invaded nation would not be ripped out from under the victim nation's feet so to speak.

Had the U.S. reinstated Iraq's contracts with Russia, France, Germany and others, the insurgency may have been a shadow of what it is now, and many American kids might still be alive.
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 05:39 AM
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2. An Amendment to "DEFINE" War, like they want to define marriage.
A modern study of war and how to avoid stumbling into quagmires and how to end war and terrorism instead of lying about freedom and democracy while plundering.

I agree, an all emcompassing amendment defining America and its past, present, and future wars.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 06:07 AM
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3. I think we already have a definition of -America-
(see my sig)

A definition of what, exactly, "war" is, (now that 9/11 "changed everything") would be very useful. Of course the powers that be would prefer that we not trouble our little minds with something that could draw a line around their big power grab.
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