Very, very entangled
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