We'll just have to wait and see how this proposal is received by Congress and ultimately the American people.
Also, we should take into account the voter turnout in the last election. According to a radio talk show host here in SF, the voter participation in the last election was only about 37 percent of the eligible citizens who can vote in the entire country. So, one can estimate that the Republican mandate represents only about 20 percent of the eligible voters. So, depending on the main issues confronting the nation, the voter turnout and results in the 2016 elections could be much different than the last one. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mdixon.6569@...> wrote : I think he's just calling a *spade* a *spade*. We're using our military to go after them(ISIS). Why not call it what it is, *war* and congress, rightfully declares wars. Of course this would but the *Commander IN Chief* in an awkward position. Does he prosecute the war as directed by congress or does he grant them (ISIS) amnesty or something in between, sort of like our immigration laws? From: "jr_esq@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, November 24, 2014 12:29 PM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Rand Paul Calls for Declaration of War Against IS Now that the Republicans have control of Congress the drums of war beating. This could be the beginning of another escalation of war in Iraq and Syria. Senator Rand Paul calls for declaration of war against Islamic State: NYT http://news.yahoo.com/senator-rand-paul-calls-declaration-war-against-islamic-152703093.html http://news.yahoo.com/senator-rand-paul-calls-declaration-war-against-islamic-152703093.html Senator Rand Paul calls for declaration of war against I... http://news.yahoo.com/senator-rand-paul-calls-declaration-war-against-islamic-152703093.html WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Rand Paul, a possible Republican candidate for president in 2016, is calling for a formal declaration of war against I... View on news.yahoo.com http://news.yahoo.com/senator-rand-paul-calls-declaration-war-against-islamic-152703093.html Preview by Yahoo