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Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.), a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, came down hard today against a House bill (HR 2278) that would have limited the use of funds for the U.S.’s involvement in the Libya War. The House also rejected the limited funding bill for the Libya War, while also striking down a resolution that would have authorized the limited use of U.S. Armed Forces in Libya.
Today, Paul told his colleagues that the limited funding bill was not what it appeared to be. Paul argued that the Libya bill “masquerades as a limitation of funds for the president’s war on Libya but is in fact an authorization for that very war.” The purpose of the Libya bill was to “limit the use of funds appropriated to the Department of Defense for United States Armed Forces in support of North Atlantic Treaty Organization Operation Unified Protector with respect to Libya.”
Paul pointed out that if HR 2278 passes, “the president would be authorized to use US Armed Forces to engage in search and rescue; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; aerial refueling; and operational planning against Libya.” As of this time, without a declaration of war or congressional authorization, the president doesn’t have the authority to conduct these activities.
Originally posted by gladtobehere
reply to post by Forevever
After I finished voting, they showed me the exact same % for Ron Paul, 56.2% yet Romney was at 31.2%...
Of-course certain percentages will remain the same if neither Romney or Paul are selected but that doesn't explain why RP's number would remain constant.
If anyone else votes, can you please post the % results for Ron Paul and Romney. I'm wondering if maybe there was a system error or if there's something else at play here.edit on 26-6-2011 by gladtobehere because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
I fear that Ron Paul is the Susan Lucci of Presidential Elections.
Always a finalist, but never taking the trophy.
That is unfortunate. He may not be the best president...but he can't suck worse than what we have had and will have.