Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has called on Congress to end the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force. Paul opened his speech on the senate floor by saying,
“I rise today to oppose unauthorized, undeclared, and unconstitutional war. What we have today is basically unlimited war, anywhere, anytime, any place upon the globe.”
He went on to discuss the involvement of the US military in seven countries and the devastating results. Death, destruction of infrastructure, destabilization, disease outbreaks, etc. Paul also pointed out the toll that 16 years of nonstop war has had on US finances.
Paul concluded his statement by stating, “I hope senators will think long and hard about the seven ongoing wars…and go on the record to uphold their oath of office…and defend the constitution and it’s requirements with regard to war,” and “I hope they will finally vote to do their constitutional duty. It is the least we can do to honor the service of our brave young soldiers.”
It’s the best thing they can do for the entire world. And it’s long overdue. So, yes, please Congress, do this.
Watch all of Sen. Paul’s speech here.
It’s September again. The kids will be returning to school, and I might be able to return to some level of sanity. (Although I’ve come to accept the fact that that probably won’t happen until I’ve finished my novel.) Intact sanity or not, it’s time to get back to work.
This month marks the 16 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. 16 years of cover-up, war, death and destruction, division, hatred, terror. Since much of the story in my novel revolves around those things, and begins on September 11, 2001, I’m planning to pour all of my time and energy this month into finishing the draft. So, I probably won’t be posting much on this blog for a bit. Not that that is much of a change from the past few months when I posted very little.
Today, I randomly decided to go public with the title of my novel on Twitter. It was a spur of the moment decision as part of the #authorconfession Twitter hashtag game I’ve written about before. It only makes sense to reveal it here too…
There you have it. The title is The Compass Code. But the reason why is still top secret. As I get closer to completion, I’ll be posting updates on this Twitter page. Also, I am working on setting up my author website. Like the novel, that’s a slow process, but it can be found at katieaguilera.com.
So, another September. Here we go, and hang in there world.