US Americans should get to vote if we send money to Israel

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    I never figured out WHY WE send money to those oil rich countries. Why do we send troops to oil rich countries and pay the bill ( as I am aware of and have read ) when we ought to send them the bill for our troops being there and training them.

    Oil rich countries and/or a member of OPEC, and when we get a Republican President......bills our taxpayers about $4.00 to $4.60 for a gallon of gas, and $5.25 to $5.75 for diesel. That is ridiculous. I see that as paying twice, which is wrong.

    If we deploy troops to train, we need to send them a bill. Troops - transporting troops to and from the country(s) - training - materials - support - housing...ect. The US Government should send them a bill.

    I never understood why we deploy troops and pay the bill ourselves, when the countries that have billions upon billions of dollars in ( Oil ) money, income each month from petroleum revenues , could pay the bill instead of the U.S. Government and the U.S. Taxpayers.


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    so true-----was there not a custom of the past that REQUIRED people to
    "quarter" military personnel ----uhm------provide them with bed and board---etc.?
    Why are our boys and girls not living in some of those fantastically luxurious
    buildings in BAHRAIN?----or the royal palaces of Saudi Arabia and the emirates.
    My kid was in the NAVY----whenever his ship landed in an emirate port----he and his mates walked around-----NEVER OFFERED HOSPITALITY-----except from
    some of the oppressed hindu workers------a samosa here and there----
     
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    Third Amendment Quartering of Troops



    QUOTE = "No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
    Synopsis:
    This virtually obsolete provision was in response to anger over the British military practice of quartering soldiers in colonists’ homes. Source: U.S. Senate"

    American Government class in High School...and probably college does at times...escape people.

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    YES!!!! it was a custom-----that is my point-------in OTHER countries---
    ----they are USED TO IT In fact---believe it or not----it is a provision of
    shariah law. -----"DHIMMIS"-----cannot deny muslims hospitality---but dhimmis
    of course---have no right to hospitality from muslims. An interesting factoid of
    history is that muslims can EAT IN THE HOMES OF JEWS-----muhummad or
    one of his genius friends said so. Since my hubby was born in a shariah
    shit hole-----I have asked very specific questions-----and discovered this>>>>
    in simple basic life interactions-----muslims entered the homes of jews----but
    jews NEVER entered the homes of muslims in that specific shariah shit hole.
     
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    Thanks shadow-----Scarlett had every right to shoot the Union soldier------it seems.
    Even Melanie thought it was ok. The Union soldiers seem to have not known
    about the provision in law that you have cited
     
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    You do know that the term "military aid" means US made arms and weapons, don't you? Military aid is simply a subsidy to the military industrial complex.
     
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    What do you think this is, a democracy? It's a Republic. You don't have jack to say about national policies, you only get to pick who make those decisions "on your behalf."
     
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    Blame WWII
     
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    No, I blame the stupid damn voters that continue to elect the crooks to serve in government. The crooks don't just waltz into Washington and take a seat.
     
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    what does world war II have to do with the issue? ----who would you vote into office? "professional politicians"?? ------- My sense is that some people "go in" for public life--------Abraham Lincoln was such a person
     

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