"The Powers that Be" should
- terminate attempts to
"reconstruct" Iraq using military
imperialism and occupation
- end all sanctions
- impeach any government
official who plans an aggressive war
- flood Iraq with needed
medical and humanitarian aid, to undo the damage
done during the eariler gulf war and the recent
- flood Iraq with
high-quality, low-cost goods and services needed by
the people of Iraq, as a vivid demonstration of the
prosperity that results from "Liberty
- flood Iraq with the
ideas of liberty; become once again "a
city on a hill."
Al-queda is not the first group of terrorists
Americans have had to deal with. President Thomas
Jefferson dealt with terrorists during his
administration. Those terrorists were called
"Indians." Not all Americans treated all
Indians in a consistently Christian manner, and not
all Indians were terrorists, but many Indians
attacked not only American settlers, but other
Indians as well. In 1779, Jefferson explained to
Sir Guy Carleton, the Governor of Canada:
known rule of warfare of the Indian Savages is an
indiscriminate butchery of men, women and
Not all religions are equal. Any religion which
kills innocent people is a "false
religion," to use the
words of James Madison.
Jefferson and America's Founding Fathers knew how
to deal with terrorists from false religions.
Jefferson compiled a collection of his favorite
teachings of Jesus Christ in
order to civilize the Indians. Congress
appropriated funds to various missionary agencies to
Christianize the heathen. This was good foreign
We should not support coercing taxpayers into
funding missionary agencies, but the direction
of America's Founding Fathers is a direction we must
administration initially estimated that
the cost to taxpayers of rebuilding Iraq
after a U.S. invasion would be only $1.7
billion. After the postwar costs to U.S.
taxpayers soared over $100 billion, the
Bush team "fixed" the problem
by removing all traces of the earlier
low estimate from government web pages.
—James Bovard, "Bush's
Top Ten Farces"
The cost of our war against Iraq is in the
neighborhood of $300
Billion. What would
Thomas Jefferson and America's Founding Fathers have
done with 300 billion dollars (besides return it to
With 30% less ($200 billion) they could recruit a
million Christian Capitalist missionaries. They could
spend $10,000 training each of these missionaries in
the principles of "Liberty
under God": the Declaration of
Independence, the Constitution, and Capitalism.
Missionaries would also learn Iraqi culture and
||number of missionaries
||training per missionary (constitution,
capitalism, Iraqi culture)
Jefferson would recommend paying these
missionaries so that they could devote their full
efforts to intensive study to gain these essential
||number of missionaries
||wages (and expect disciplined learning)
These missionaries would then be qualified to
impart the principles of "Liberty
under God" to the people of Iraq, and would
be paid for one year of service, and would be
expected to raise private support for a second year.
||stipend for one year
Each missionary would be given $100,000 to
"bribe" Iraqi civilians into attending
classes on Christianity, capitalism and
constitutional government. This "bribe"
would represent an extraordinary amount of start-up
capital for small Iraqi businesses. Such businesses
would be allowed tariff-free trade policies with the
U.S. These businesses would raise the standard of
living for Iraqis and put a human face on Americans.
||reconstruction of Iraq
Total cost: $200 billion, same as the war. But
this program would truly create a New America in
Iraq. Millions of Iraqi civilians would learn the
principles of "Liberty
under God," the principles that made
America the greatest and most admired nation in the
history of the world. Imagine the effect this would
have in the Middle East.
Instead, both Republicans and Democrats approved
using $200 Billion dollars of your
money to systematically convert one Iraqi
neighborhood after another into rubble and dust,
killing thousands of innocent Iraqi non-combatants in
the process, and angering adherents of false
religions around the world.
Saddam Hussein was a dictator, but he was also
more secular than Muslim, and Christians
had freedom in Iraq, which is now being lost in Bush’s
Global War on Christians.
other Iraq war - The Washington Times: Commentary -
March 29, 2005
America missed her opportunity to
under God" is the only principle that
will bring international peace.
Saddam Hussein was put in power by the United
The U.S. Federal Government has had a continued
relationship with Saddam Hussein since the 1950's. As
we pointed out in our Foreign
Affairs page, America's Founding Fathers did not
believe in this kind of perpetual foreign
The great rule of conduct for us, in
regard to foreign nations is in extending our
commercial relations to have with them as little political
connection as possible."
— Washington, Farewell Address (1796) [Washington’s
I deem [one of] the essential
principles of our government, and consequently [one]
which ought to shape its administration,…peace,
commerce, and honest friendship with all nations,
entangling alliances with none.
— Jefferson, First Inaugural Address (1801)
The federal government wants credit for
"fixing" the problems in Iraq, when those
problems were created by the federal government in
the first place. We must get the federal government
out of the "entangling alliance" business.
War Gets Personal
An insight into President Bush's
motivation may have been provided by the President
himself during a fundraising
speech. He pointed out that Saddam Hussein
"is a guy who tried to kill my dad at one
Article II Sec. 4 of the Constitution states that:
"The President, Vice President and all Civil
Officers of the United States, shall be removed from
Office on Impeachment for and Conviction of, Treason,
Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."
International Law Professor Francis A. Boyle of the
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign says that
waging a war of aggression is a crime under the Nuremberg
Charter, Judgment and Principles. "It's
very clear," he adds, "if you read all the
press reports, they are going to devastate Baghdad, a
metropolitan area of 5 million people. The Nuremberg
Charter clearly says the wanton devastation of a city
is a Nuremberg war crime."
"We sentenced Nazi leaders to death for
waging a war of aggression."
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