The Book of Ron Paul
1998 Ron Paul Chapter 30

Illegal Wars

31 March 1998

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Mr. SKAGGS. I yield at this time 1 minute to the gentleman from Texas (Mr. PAUL).
The CHAIRMAN. Gentleman from Texas is recognized for 1 minute.

1998 Ron Paul 30:1
Mr. PAUL. I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I appreciate very much his work in this effort.

1998 Ron Paul 30:2
This is very important part of this legislation. This is not BESTEA, but it’s “best part.” By far 3002 of this bill is the best part of this entire bill. The only thing I would like to add is that the money being spent in Bosnia and Iraq, $1.8 billion, shouldn’t be spent there either, because I’m frightened that we will put our men in harm’s way and then a situation will occur, and it will be virtually impossible for the Congress to turn down acceleration and amplification of the conflict over there.

1998 Ron Paul 30:3
It was stated that only five times we have declared war in our history. True. But who’s going to stand here and say that men that died in Vietnam and in Korea weren’t in a war? They were illegal. They were unconstitutional. This is a very sound effort to bring back once again the constitutional responsibility of all of us to declare war, and only Congress can do that.

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