Very, very en­tan­gled

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

Once again Congress has failed to heed the ad­mo­ni­tion of Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton, “It is our true pol­icy to steer clear of per­ma­nent al­liances with any por­tion of the for­eign world.”

Re­cently, House Ma­jor­ity Leader Eric Can­tor wrote HR 4133 — United States-Is­rael En­hanced Security Co­op­er­a­tion Act of 2012. The bill claims the need to pro­vide Is­rael with un­lim­ited mil­i­tary and fi­nan­cial aid. The bill passed the House by an as­ton­ish­ing 411-2 mar­gin and guar­an­tees Is­rael un­lim­ited amounts of funds al­lo­cated to them through the Fed­eral Re­serve.

It also legally binds the United States to the security of Is­rael for­ever.

Amer­i­cans should join with the two coura­geous con­gress­men who voted against the bill, Rep. Joe Don­nelly and Rep. Ron Paul, in mak­ing sure this does not get signed into law. Con­gress­man Paul cor­rectly ar­tic­u­lates what our proper po­si­tion should be, “While I be­lieve that Is­rael should be free to de­ter­mine for it­self what is nec­es­sary for its na­tional security, I do not be­lieve th­ese de­ci­sions should be un­der­writ­ten by U.S. tax­pay­ers and backed up by the U.S. mil­i­tary.”

This bill is chill­ing to any Amer­i­can who still be­lieves in the Con­sti­tu­tion. With nu­clear ten­sions at an all-time high in the Mid­dle East, to com­mit un­lim­ited Amer­i­can treasure and po­ten­tial Amer­i­can blood in per­pe­tu­ity to any coun­try is lu­di­crous and bor­der­line trea­sonous. David P. Jager Wil­liamsville, New York

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.