For those who have a clue about what’s going on in international affairs, they know full well that the West is at war with Russia, albeit in a proxy sense.
Many in the corporate press have denied this. However, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the quiet part out loud on May 13, 2022. Hoyer declared “It is unfortunate that in a time of war, we spend all the time blaming our own president.”
Texas Congressman Chip Roy was taken aback by this statement and instantly inquired on Twitter:
“In a time of war.’ – did we vote on a declaration of war? Asking for a friend.”
“In a time of war.” – did we vote on a declaration of war? Asking for a friend. https://t.co/ACgMx3fKnp
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) May 13, 2022
Roy is asking the right questions here.
It hasn’t been since World War II that the US government has officially declared war.
The lack of war declaration is emblematic of a post-Constitutional order, where leaders don’t even bother to abide by constitutional norms.
While having leaders go back to following the Constitution is great, that horse has likely galloped out of the barn. It is perhaps more optimal for right-wing leaders to demonstrate the stupidity of pursuing a hot war with Russia — a nuclear power.
This type of conflict is one where no one wins.
Roy and his colleagues need to continue hammering away at the Biden regime’s efforts to launch the US and its European satrapies into a boneheaded conflict with Russia.
Now, is the time to make the case for realism and restraint.