20 thoughts on “If Your Vote Could Stop One War, Which One Would It Be?

  1. Austin Battenberg

    Hmmmm….thats a tough one. Should we end our imperialism or end the drug war first? Both are pretty bad.

  2. Paul's Endorsement

    Our foreign wars are more immoral than our Drug War, since the latter hurts mostly us.

    It’s more immoral to harm others than to harm oneself.

  3. Austin Battenberg

    I appreciate how Lee Wrights makes a video not about himself, but about the LP.

  4. Richard Winger

    The U.S. drug war hurts Mexico and several Central American countries very badly, especially Honduras and El Salvador. It also hurts some South American countries.

  5. Joe

    Simple — the war on the people of the Planet Earth. Also stoppable by ending the war on the Constitution. How about ending all military action that is NOT authorized under a declaration of War? From that perspective this is a meaningless question!

    Or, end the “war” on poverty first. We ARE killing the poor with it.

  6. paulie

    The U.S. drug war hurts Mexico and several Central American countries very badly, especially Honduras and El Salvador. It also hurts some South American countries.

    Many Asian countries, etc.

  7. LibertarianGirl

    @5 I know right?? I mean promoting the LP as opposed to oneself is in such stark contrast to somebody Im trying to think of….I love it. cant wait to vote for Lee…:)

  8. Jill Pyeatt

    I’d say I’d like to end the war against children–all children who have combat in their countries. I can’t say just one war.

  9. Precede with Caution, via Lake

    Seventeen percent say the U.S. should stay “as long as it takes”; 3 percent say the troops should come home now.

    The growing disillusionment with the war is shared by both Republicans and Democrats, although Republicans have slightly less negative impressions of how the war is going and are more likely to want the U.S. to stay in Afghanistan.

    Just 23 percent of Americans believe the U.S. is doing the right thing by fighting in Afghanistan, the lowest number ever in the survey, according to CBS News.

    The sharp falloff in support comes in the wake of a series of troubling incidents for the U.S. in Afghanistan, including the alleged massacre of 17 Afghan civilians by a U.S. Army staff sergeant, and the violence that followed the burning of Korans by NATO personnel.

  10. Gene Berkman

    Of course, we can only call for ending domestic “wars” such as the War on Drugs. These are the only wars we have anymore.

    When we send troops overseas, they don’t fight wars anymore. They just engage in “Police Actions” or “Peacekeeping Operations.”

    “Peacekeeping Operations” are of course more violent and more bloody than “Police Actions.”

    Many years President Clinton ordered the bombing of Yugoslavia, ostensibly to defend the human rights of Kosovo Albanians. On Nightline, Sen. John McCain was asked if we would have to invade Yugoslavia with ground troops. He responded that “you have to make a distinction between a Peacekeeping Operation and a Peacemaking Operation. A Peacemaking Operation would require more troops, more tanks, more air support…”

    So I vote to end Peacekeeping Operations, then we will have time to take on the War on Drugs etc.

  11. Gene Berkman

    Matt – I am using the governments Newspeak meaning: War is Peacekeeping.

    This is not my original observation. In 1988 The New American published by The John Birch Society ran articles against the War on Drugs. In one such commentary it was noted that we have a War on Drugs, a War on Poverty, a War on Pornography, etc, but when we send troops off to fight, to kill and to die, it is called Peacekeeping.

    We no longer have overseas wars, only the War at Home. The War at Home often includes conflicts over our foreign interventions.

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