Friday, July 26, 2019

Lincoln Chafee: 'The party of peace: Why I joined the Libertarian Party'

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Lincoln Chafee
by Lincoln Chafee, via The Boston Globe
As an American, I have been saddened and embarrassed by recent failures of American presidents to exercise their global duties responsibly. We have entered into never-ending, illegitimate conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa; bypassed our Constitution and the Fourth Amendment by eavesdropping without warrants on people at home and around the world; shredded free-trade and other international agreements; sanctioned extrajudicial assassinations by drone strikes, which also kill innocent civilians; shredded the Geneva Convention protocols on treatment of prisoners; and worst of all, never apologized to the world for all the lies about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
In my time in public office, nothing was as searing as going to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda to visit the brave young Americans who’d come home bearing the scars of war...
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1 comment:

NewFederalist said...

He sounds great on war issues but I wonder which planks he disagrees on? I hope he is solid on the 2nd Amendment but I somehow doubt it.