Watch Rand Paul’s response to the Obama speech. This ought to go viral. It’s serious, substantive, and far more sensible than what we heard from the Commander-in-Chief. Key lines:

“Just about any bad outcome you can imagine is made more likely by US involvement in the Syrian civil war.”


“I will not vote to send my son, your son, or anyone’s daughter, to war, unless a compelling American interest is present. I’m not convinced that we have a compelling interest in the Syrian civil war.”

Amen. More, please.

Sen. Paul also made the important point that if the US had gone to war a week or two ago, as some were urging, we would not today be in a position in which a diplomatic solution might be at hand. Only strong pushback from the American people, saying, “Slow down!”, made this possible.

I’m only sorry that a vote wasn’t taken, so Congress had to take a stand on the legislative branch’s prerogatives in declaring war.