“I will not vote to send my son, your son, or anyone’s daughter to fight for stalemate”
Sept. 9, 2013
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, one of Congress’s more recent proponents of foreign non-interventionism, has written a letter to his fellow Congressmen explaining why he’s voting no on going to war with Syria, as well as encouraging them all to do the same.
“[War] should never be the first option. It should occur only when America is attacked or threatened, or when American interests are attacked or threatened,” Paul declares in his letter.
“I will not vote to send my son, your son, or anyone’s daughter to fight for stalemate,” Paul says, as he lays out why pursuing a war would be foolish, if not altogether illegal.
Read and share Paul’s letter below:
Paul recently floated the possibility of conducting another filibuster before a formal Senate vote on Syrian military intervention.