In a world awash with weapons, and destabilized regions, we can be proud that the U.S. Government does not want to sell arms to Pakistan. No wait. Strike that. They are off their ever loving region destabilizing rocker.
However, because we have a voice of reason in Rand Paul, there will be a dedicated effort to stop this mad effort to sell arms to Pakistan. Only in America would even the very idea of selling arms to any nation in that part of the world seem like a good idea, but then again we are not globally known for our good ideas.
However, because Senator Paul is a clever, and moral man, he has a rather cunning plan. Using a highly obscure procedure, he plans to invoke a privilege of Senators to issue a formal objection to arms sales, and stall the process for further debate and discussion. Noting the horrible human rights abuses of Pakistan, including the wrongful sentencing of Asia Bibi, a Christian on death row for blasphemy, Paul has a long laundry list of why we shouldn’t be sending arms to the madmen in Pakistan.
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Next week I’m introducing a resolution to stop the sale of F-16s to Pakistan! Call your Senators and urge support! pic.twitter.com/JkwdPMAPub
— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 4, 2016
U.S. arms sales have long not only been a cash cow for the military industrial complex that supports big government, but also have been responsible for untold misery and suffering when arms wind up in the wrong hands, or governments we attempt to appease turn unfriendly.
The U.S. should not be in the business of picking winners and losers by handing out weapons like candy, and they certainly should not be giving them to those that run around sentencing people to death for believing in the wrong religion. Fortunately, we have men with morals like Rand Paul who remain constantly vigilant for actions like this, and stand ready to try and stop them.
Any attempt to sell arms to Pakistan should be met with hard and harsh resistance. The world is awash in arms, and Pakistan can certainly get by without a few shiny U.S. made toys. Sure, our merchants of death might pay out less of a dividend, and the big government hogs in D.C. might have fewer friendly lobbyists, but that is a better choice than handing out death and destruction to people who run a barely friendly theocratic government. Rand Paul is standing up for what is right, and defending the lives of innocents halfway across the globe. Surely we can support that? Tell us your thoughts about this madness on Facebook and Twitter.
Written by Steve Coffman; Edited by staff
(Photo courtesy of DAVID HOLT, Flickr CC BY 2.0)
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