View Poll Results: When should the United States of America go to war?

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  • Always (I'll be surprised if anyone chooses this)

    6 5.41%
  • Frequently.

    0 0%
  • Often

    0 0%
  • Only when moderately necessary.

    4 3.60%
  • Sometimes.

    2 1.80%
  • When necessary.

    33 29.73%
  • Only when extremely necessary.

    30 27.03%
  • Rarely.

    4 3.60%
  • Almost never.

    8 7.21%
  • Never (Probably more people will choose this than the other extreme).

    24 21.62%
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Thread: When should the United States of America go to war?

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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    It puts us further in debt. The Fed prints more money out of thin air, inflates the currency to pay for it all, the value of the dollar goes down, we're put further into debt, we borrow from China, it's a big black hole.

    It makes the bankers and the select few rich. But it hurts everyone else.
    You are talking about the effect of entitlements, not war in limited capacity.

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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    No? How many people do you think are employed by Halliburton? All of our defense contractors? Even the private military contractors that our nation employs. War keeps our fighting men out of the labor force and creates new jobs.
    But not productive jobs, which is what we need in order to maintain or raise our standard of living. War is useful if it's necessary for self-defense. Otherwise it has no more economic benefit than any other wealth redistribution program.

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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Congress is not required to declare war: War Powers Resolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I know. That's why I included "whenever the President determines to engage in military operations, and whenever Congress determines to fund them."

    I was just noting that it is only Congress that has the ability to declare official war.

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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I know. That's why I included "whenever the President determines to engage in military operations, and whenever Congress determines to fund them."

    I was just noting that it is only Congress that has the ability to declare official war.
    Ok, it sounded like you meant all three had to be active concurrently, including a declaration of an act of war.

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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    when it is directly threatened.
    Can you elaborate on that?

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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Can you elaborate on that?
    if another nation declares war, if it is blockaded, if it's territory is violated, generally as a response to direct action against it, not a maybe, but an actual threat.
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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    if another nation declares war, if it is blockaded, if it's territory is violated, generally as a response to direct action against it, not a maybe, but an actual threat.
    What about resources necessary to U.S. needs but available only in foreign lands, such as oil in the Middle East?

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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    if another nation declares war, if it is blockaded, if it's territory is violated, generally as a response to direct action against it, not a maybe, but an actual threat.
    Well, OK...
    December 1941...
    At what specific point are you OK with going to war with Japan?

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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    What about resources necessary to U.S. needs but available only in foreign lands, such as oil in the Middle East?
    Vital resources are always a legitimate cause for war.

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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    Only when necessary, and necessary involving attacks against our sovereignty.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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