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Memorial Day

By Remy Benoit

While the chips and burgers are being gathered and the grill set up, ball games organized our troops are serving in hellish conditions around the world.

They will not be accidentally dripping catsup on their fatigues, they will be dripping real blood into foreign soil.

We need to ask ourselves if we have done all we can, and it is sad but the answer is an obvious no, to make peace; to make sure what our leaders are doing is in the best interest for us, not for themselves, not for a handful of their buddies at the disadvantage of the nation, and of our soldiers.

From Abby Zimet at Common Dreams Thank George W , Again: Tax Cuts, War Account for Nearly Half the Public Debt By 2019. While banks and corporations are getting bailouts, soldiers and veterans are losing their homes; waiting for medical treatment; waiting for you to be there for them.

If you want to know what endless war is like for soldiers, join Michael Anthony at Mass Casualties.

ACLU at Reader Supported News House Passes Bill Authorizing Endless "Worldwide War." Last time I read the Constitution, the power to declare war resided in the Congress, not the Executive. To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;


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