Thanks to Rep. @TulsiGabbard for calling for the US to stop funding terrorists.

CNN’s Jake Tappert: Are you suggesting that the US government is actually funding these terrorist groups? (al-Qaeda, Isis, al-Nusra)

Tulsi Gabbard: I’m not only suggesting it, this is the reality that we’re living in.

The representative from Hawaii has introduced a bill to request that we stop giving money to terrorist groups who we then are “forced” to go and overthrow, which in turn creates new generations of terrorists who will attack us here actually on our soil. A simple and (one would think) common sense request: quit paying to create our own enemies. Gabbard, an Iraq war veteran, calls the financial support of terrorists “madness.” Sadly, few democrats and fewer republicans will support her bill. They will deny, as Jake’s feigned “shocked” response here reflects, that your tax dollars are actually funding terrorists abroad.

Gabbard: “The CIA has also been funneling weapons and money through Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and others who provide direct and indirect support to groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda. This madness must end. We must stop arming terrorists.”
I ask you: a huge chunk of your taxes fund our defense. Somehow, both parties see fit to take part of your paycheck to give to terrorists, and then take more of it to fight them overseas in these wrongheaded regime changes. A few like Gabbard, who have seen the horrors of a deployment to Iraq firsthand, are brave enough to call out this “madness.” If you can prove Tulsi wrong, I’d love to learn how. If you can’t, then our government is already crap even before Trump takes office. Do you support Tulsi’s efforts, or do you have some reason why a part of your paychecks funding terrorists appeals to you which you’d like to share?

Tulsi is a practicing hindu. I’m guessing the hindu religion might value peace more? I was raised as a christian, and I seem to recall Jesus, whose birthday we’ll soon celebrate, being praised as the Prince of Peace. What the hell happened to THAT kind of christian? The kind that objects to war on principle and which certainly would never pay terrorists to create instability. Oh, and there was some forgotten commandment about not killing in there, too, wasn’t there?

I’m not religious, but I’d like to pray that most of you don’t wish to fund terrorists. That you’d be shocked to even learn that our government is doing it. I’d love to dream that you’d even be vocal in your support of the legislation Tulsi introduced, called the Stop Funding Terrorists bill. Because the alternative to supporting it is accepting that we fund our own enemies.