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Starting Another War To Maintain A State Of War

Starting Another "War" To Maintain A State Of "War"
Given that many Republicans, Tea Party adherents, and Justices Scalia, Thomas, Alito, Roberts, and Kennedy maintain their decisions are because of their strict construction of the Constitution and adherence to the intent of the Founders, this comment from James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, is appropriate: "Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended . . . The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. Those truths are well established."