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I Ain’t Got No Quarrel with Them Russians – The Future of Freedom Foundation

Posted by M. C. on December 17, 2018

But here’s the odd thing about the supposed Russian “meddling” in the 2016 presidential election. The Russians were supporting Trump because Trump was saying that he intended to establish friendly relations with the United States. That was different from Hillary Clinton, who made it clear that her attitude toward Russia was going to be one of antagonism and hostility.

https://www.fff.org/2018/12/12/i-aint-got-no-quarrel-with-them-russians/

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The entire anti-Russia brouhaha has reminded me of what Mohammad Ali stated after receiving notice from his local draft board that he was being forced to serve in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. Ali declared. “I ain’t got no quarrel with them Vietcong.”

Ali had a point. After all, what had the Vietcong done to him or any other American? No Vietcong had ever come to the United States and attacked civilians, soldiers, or CIA or NSA agents. No Viet Cong had ever expressed any interest in invading and conquering the United States and taking over the federal government and the nation’s public-school systems. All that they were doing was trying to win a civil war that would put the entire country under the rule of Ho Chi Minh, a declared communist.

What did that have to do with Mohamad Ali or any other American? Oh, sure, the Viet Cong were killing U.S. soldiers but those soldiers were over there. Operating on orders of the Pentagon, they had invaded a foreign land thousands of miles away from the United States. They had embroiled themselves in another nation’s civil war. They were killing people over there. If they hadn’t invaded, no Vietcong would have come to get us despite the Pentagon’s and CIA’s Cold War claim of a worldwide communist conspiracy that was supposedly based in Moscow, Russia, whose aim was supposedly to start knocking down countries like dominoes until they finally got the Big Domino,which was the United States.

Moreover, the U.S. government never enacted any law making the Viet Cong an official enemy of the United States. And the U.S. Congress never declared war on the Viet Cong or North Vietnam, which the Constitution requires as a prerequisite for sending troops into war.

I look at the anti-Russia brouhaha in much the same way. What have them Russians done to me? What have they done to any American? In fact, what have they done to the Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA except to deprive them of an official enemy?

Sure, I hear that them Russians bought some Facebook ads to influence my vote in the presidential election. I don’t think I ever saw the ads but apparently they were designed to induce people to vote for President Trump over Hillary Clinton.

Whatever, they didn’t work on me. I voted for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate. What about those voters who were induced to vote for Trump because of those pro-Trump Facebook ads purchased by them Russians? Well, maybe we ought to reconsider the value of public (i.e.,government) schooling if people’s minds can be so easily swayed to vote for someone who they don’t really want to vote for.

But here’s the odd thing about the supposed Russian “meddling”in the 2016 presidential election. The Russians were supporting Trump because Trump was saying that he intended to establish friendly relations with Russia. That was different from Hillary Clinton, who made it clear thather attitude toward Russia was going to be one of antagonism and hostility.

Thus, Russia clearly had an interest in the outcome of this campaign. If they wanted a continuation of the Cold War, they would have supported Clinton. The fact that they supported Trump showed that the continuation of the Cold War was not what they wanted. They wanted to establish friendly relations with the United States, which is why they supported Donald Trump for president…

There is but one solution to all this fear-mongering and crisis-engendering: Dismantle America’s drastic and destructive experiment as a national-security state and restore a constitutionally limited-government republic to our land. That would constitute a giant step toward restoring liberty, peace, prosperity, and harmony to American society.

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