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“Our boys were sent off to die with beautiful ideals painted in front of them. No one told them that dollars and cents were the real reason they were marching off to kill and die.” General Smedley Butler
Did you ever notice that the politicians that talk much of war are those who have never been to war.
Or have you noticed that those who are to serve “We the People” in Congress are so apt to send your men and women to fight unconstitutional wars, but for some reason or another it does not apply to their own (Matthew 23:3).
As a matter of fact, it has been said that the Vietnam War ended when the children of those who represented us were pulled up for the draft.
Furthermore, to add insult to injury, it seems that trees take precedent over human life. When you go to Washington D.C., you see trees with fences around them that state “Tree protection: KEEP OUT! Do Not Enter. The enclosed area is a tree root protection zone. Fence must remain closed at all times.” They are simply protecting trees from the people (Romans 1:28).
What you do not see is the Vietnam Wall (my cousin was killed in Vietnam) 20 yards behind this sign. Fifty-eight thousand, three hundred and eighteen were killed (Amos 4:10).
With the last 100 years of exposing the corruption of the American politician, you would think that Americans would understand that they CANNOT trust the Judases who they are led to believe actually work for the people of this country (Luke 22:48). Especially, when it comes to war.
In contrast, how was it that during the Revolutionary War, the Forefathers thought it their duty to fight the wars in which they believed were worth fighting, which established our Constitutional Republic.
It was said of George Washington, “First in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”
Why first in the hearts of his countrymen? Because he led by example. He did not expect others to take his place for such a worthy cause.
Remember, there is The Lord’s Wars and that of man’s wars. One is righteous and the other is not (Numbers 21:14).
A post recently popped up that will make the next point,
“Before complaining about the fact the American government is involved with another campaign to plunder another country that does not go along with the plans of the new world order.
You would not have to worry about other countries hating you if you stopped corrupt politicians from inciting America to attack their countries.
Bombing other countries, Launching coups, installing expendable puppet dictators only to send in American forces to establish a military presence.”
Another one read,
“In today’s distorted media landscape, when the U.S. Government calls another nation’s leader a dictator, what they really mean to say is that they’re not a complete pro-USA puppet.”
Just think of this, 94% of Americans do not believe the lying media, Congress has an 11% approval rating, and yet, when they are told what some drummed up foreign country is going to do to us, the people somehow latch onto the fact that they are now telling them the truth. This is the pinnacle of hypocrisy (Romans 1:18).
Gen. Douglas MacArthur said of the United States government back in 1957:
“Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear – kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor – with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it. …”
You would think that this is what America was told by the president on Sept. 11, 2001. It was.
Of course, war is never sold to you in truth. Remember, the truth is always the first casualty of war (John 8:44).
“By way of deception, thou shalt do war.” Mossad slogan
What of the military–industrial complex (MIC), which is an informal alliance between a nation's military and the arms industry which supplies it, seen together as a vested interest which influences public policy.
A driving factor behind this relationship between the government and defense-minded corporations is that both sides benefit—one side from obtaining war weapons, and the other from being paid to supply them. The term is most often used in reference to the system behind the military of the United States, where it is most prevalent and gained popularity after its use in the farewell address of President Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 17, 1961. In 2011, the United States spent more (in absolute numbers) on its military than the next 13 nations combined.
I suggest that next time a war is being sold to the American people that those who are calling for the war, like our Forefathers, are the first ones to lead the way.
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country. –Herman Goering
And to think that 222 years out of 241 years since 1776, Americans have been at war.
And Americans still haven’t figured this out.
Henry Kissinger said of our veterans:
“Military men are just dumb, stupid animals, to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”
The fact is, the American military are not dumb and stupid. They just need to recognize who the enemies are, and that comes by knowing what the Law states (Hosea 4:6; 2 Timothy 2:15).
"I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights! -General Smedley Butler
So, the next time you hear the politicians clamoring for war, if it’s a worthy cause, they should be the first ones to go.
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