Originally Posted by tredadda
It was Southern Democrats that seceded from the nation and caused the Civil War. Woodrow Wilson (a democrat) got us involved in WWI. FDR (another Dem) got us involved in WWII. Truman (yet another Dem) got us involved in Korea. JFK (yet again a Dem) got us into Vietnam. It escalated under LBJ (who was guess what?). Pretty sure Democrats have played a huge role in most of our major conflicts over the past 150+ years. Also it is Obama (a Democrat) who is pushing to bomb Syria and he has the support of many in the Senate who is controlled by whom? The Dems control 2/3 of the government and somehow you still are blaming this mess on the Republicans. Sad really.
Well, he did say Republicrats.
Otherwise, I agree with your assessment...which was a factor in my changing parties. But now it's the RINOs aka Progressives in the R party, some who are former Democrats driving these wars of choice under the banner of correcting the world of wrongs. Very bad trend, which will eventually be done to us if it doesn't destroy us first.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950