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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    You're kidding right?
    do you think America would have the economy it has today if not for war?
    So follow me into the desert
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    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    do you think America would have the economy it has today if not for war?
    That's different than "war is necessary for the economy". Having a poweful military is key to protect strategic interests; it should have read, "a military industrial complex is necessary for our economy". Waging war as a means of "improving the economy" however is backwards.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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

    The United States should only go to war with a Declaration of War. Only through Congress and with support of the American people.

    No preemptive war.
    No playing world police.
    No nation building.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    As in, when an "opportunity" presents itself (however slight and flimsy, or great and imperative), what reasons/incidents do you consider necessary to justify the USA going to war, or even a "conflict/whatever".

    Please choose your generalized poll option and post with your reasons for doing so.
    Whenever the President deems fit to deploy troops as his role as Commander-in-Chief, or whenever the House and then Senate deems fit to fund certain military actions, or whenever Congress deems fit to declare war as is their power as stated in the Constitution.

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

    When it is justified in doing so.
    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Was he? We owe almost all of the power and wealth we've enjoyed for the past century to our involvement in the two World Wars. It's a shame that most of Europe has lost their taste for war and the Russians aren't an effective enemy any more. I'm not sad to see international communism in its death throes, but at least the Soviets could set us up with real wars on a regular basis.



    The most basic benefit that warfare provides the species is that it causes surges in the birth rate and encourages exogamous breeding. And since most of the new fathers are soldiers, it encourages breeding among people who are fitter than the general population.
    I find it rather frightening you believe war is healthy and acceptable.
    Actually, it goes to show you have a complete disregard for human life. That, or you are unaware of the horrors and the grief war creates. It's also rather disturbing your posts have been thanked.
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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    The United States should only go to war with a Declaration of War. Only through Congress and with support of the American people.
    Is Declaration of War defined in the USA Constitution? If not, where and how is it defined. I have heard the argument that, when the US Congress voted overwhelmingly to authorize using all necessary force against Iraq, that was a Declaration of War.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Is Declaration of War defined in the USA Constitution? If not, where and how is it defined. I have heard the argument that, when the US Congress voted overwhelmingly to authorize using all necessary force against Iraq, that was a Declaration of War.

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    My understanding is that the vote on Iraq authorized the use of force but was not a declaration of war.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Is Declaration of War defined in the USA Constitution? If not, where and how is it defined. I have heard the argument that, when the US Congress voted overwhelmingly to authorize using all necessary force against Iraq, that was a Declaration of War.

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    It isn't a Declaration of War unless it is implicitly and formally declared as such.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kroanon View Post
    It isn't a Declaration of War unless it is implicitly and formally declared as such.
    Do you have a source for that or is it just your opinion?

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