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senate Bill S. Joint Res. 29

Authorizing Ground Troops Against ISIS — Anytime, Anywhere

Argument in favor

The U.S. needs to wage unrestricted war against ISIS if it wants to defeat the radical terror group. Prohibiting the use of ground forces, allowing ISIS to find security by crossing borders, or setting a time limit on military action will undermine the President's ability to lead a successful operation.

BTSundra's Opinion
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01/28/2016
ISIS is probably one of, if not the most dangerous threat to America. Authorizing a fight will get this regime under control.
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John's Opinion
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02/10/2016
With reservations. Being a Vietnam Vet don't want to see it dragged out for years. If we go in, we go in all hands on deck with no hands tied.
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Xavier's Opinion
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01/28/2016
It's time to fight ISIS head on, if we continue to pretend like ISIS is a "JV team" we are in for a very rude awakening.
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Argument opposed

This resolution would give the President unchecked authority to carry out military operations against ISIS — and could change the way Congress authorizes future military campaigns. Having U.S. ground troops deployed in any country that ISIS operates in, could create a war without end.

BernieSanders's Opinion
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03/24/2016
“The U.S. and the international community should be fully supportive, but the leadership in this war must come from the Muslim world.” [thedailybeast.com]
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BarackObama's Opinion
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03/24/2016
“It is not just my view, but the view of my closest military and civilian advisers, that that would be a mistake.” [thehill.com]
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AutumnStarlight's Opinion
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01/30/2016
The President of the United States may have authority over our military as commander-in-chief, but he has no power to declare war. That power is vested solely in Congress as dictated by the US Constitution. Besides, haven't we learned from history? Unchecked unilateral military power given to the president on a silver platter was what got us stuck in Iraq and Afghanistan for over ten years and gave rise to Daesh (aka ISIS) in the first place.
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    ISIS is probably one of, if not the most dangerous threat to America. Authorizing a fight will get this regime under control.
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    “The U.S. and the international community should be fully supportive, but the leadership in this war must come from the Muslim world.” [thedailybeast.com]
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    “It is not just my view, but the view of my closest military and civilian advisers, that that would be a mistake.” [thehill.com]
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    The President of the United States may have authority over our military as commander-in-chief, but he has no power to declare war. That power is vested solely in Congress as dictated by the US Constitution. Besides, haven't we learned from history? Unchecked unilateral military power given to the president on a silver platter was what got us stuck in Iraq and Afghanistan for over ten years and gave rise to Daesh (aka ISIS) in the first place.
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    Learn from Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan...
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    With reservations. Being a Vietnam Vet don't want to see it dragged out for years. If we go in, we go in all hands on deck with no hands tied.
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    Now we have the ultimate Congressional dweeb move: the conservatives in Congress, wrapping themselves in the flag & complaining loudly about how weak our President is, have been unwilling & now clearly remain unable take responsibility for taking a stand on difficult issues facing the US and is so incompetent at the job of governing that they have introduced bill to give away their power to declare war! And dump all responsibility on the Executive branch for decisions about national security. Not that this shocks the constituency of any of these elected spineless ones--"THE DOG ATE MY COURAGE!" Not just NAY but HELL NO! Stand up & do your jobs. If your vote comes back to bite you in the ass, you will have finally discovered that you live in a democracy which apparently will be a revelation to most of you. (Unless you manage to completely destroy your country during this term--we have observed that as your intention for a very long time: this means YOU, Sen Rubio & Rep DeSantis!)
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    It's time to fight ISIS head on, if we continue to pretend like ISIS is a "JV team" we are in for a very rude awakening.
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    The President can already send troops via the War Powers Resolution of 1973. However, they must notify congress they've sent troops within 48 hours, and can only stay for a maximum of 60 days barring a delclaration of war by Congress. This is how it should stay. There is checks and balances for a reason.
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    I served 10 years in the Infantry. I served four years as a Rifleman in the Marine Corps Infantry, and then six years as an Officer in the Army Infantry. Regardless of which branch I was serving with, the mindset of an Infantryman was always the same. We are Warriors. We train to fight, we want to fight, and we go to extraordinary lengths to be prepared to fight. Then when the time comes and we must fight, we see then the evil that truly exists in this world. We see the brutality and terror that groups like ISIS can inflict on other people. We don't care about the politics back home, and all the hand wrangling or the platitudes spoken at press conferences. While everyone is talking about what to do, heads are being cut off. ISIS can be beaten, it can be defeated, and it can be destroyed. But you aren't going to accomplish this with targeted air strikes or talking points. You are only going to accomplish this with boots on the ground. Boots such as those of an Infantryman. Follow Me.
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    No, this is unconstitutional and would set a dangerous precedent.
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    There must be checks and balances in place throughout all military operations. We cannot risk the lives of our own soldiers, and the lives of civilians in proximity to Isis, over lack of planning and fear of terrorism.
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    This is the only way to truly fight ISIS at this point. They have invaded small lands/countries and are taking major resources as we speak. Ex: oil. This isn't something we can stop in air. It never will be.
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    Whether you are in favor of attacking ISIS or not, I think we can all agree that authorizing ground troops is not the answer. Putting American lives at risk on the ground would just result in more deaths for both sides. Currently, we are deploying air strikes against ISIS. Maybe the answer is to increase those air strikes. With that being said, you can't ignore the inevitable fact that innocent civilians will be killed. Regardless, there is no reason to put our troops out there under these conditions.
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    This is nothing more than a blank check for unending war. The president has done a pretty good job of dealing with ISIS already. They've lost more than 25% of their territories, key leaders captured or killed, and they're going broke. If we can avoid repeating republican policies that created them and stick to an INTELLIGENT plan, we can defeat them.
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    We've done this after the gulf of Tonkin incident and after 9/11, both ended badly resulting the invasion of Iraq ( which was fine before the invasion) and the Vietnam war which left 58,000 soldiers dead, and the pentagon papers revealed some parts of the war were fabricated.
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    We should only send ground troops if Isis keeps killing Americans that are already over there and this terror group poses a real threat to the U.S.
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    War without end in sight with some regulation regarding how it will be fought is much better than without regulation. Isis is more than just a military group and the fight takes place in hearts and minds primarily.
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    We should never give unlimited military authorization in any conflict. Learn from the past (e.g. Tonkin Gulf Resolution).
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    I should have the right to protect my self and family and home
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