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No War in Syria Protester and Congress
Where do your Senators and Representative stand on American military involvement in the Syrian civil war?

According to the best analysis available – and some of this is admittedly just reading the tea leaves, so it is far from definitive – right now 14 Senators have come out against war in Syria and 10 are believed to be “leaning no.”

In the House, some 103 Representatives have said they oppose military intervention in Syria and another 102 are believed to lean “no.”

That means better than half the U.S. Senate and some 142 members of the House are still undecided on an issue that is so crucial to the future of this great country.

(Read The Washington Post’s vote count through this link and the Huffington Post vote count through this link.)

But let’s face it – with the Senate and House leaders of both Parties backing President Obama’s planned military intervention in Syria, the pressure is going to be on those “lean no” votes to switch and with all the incentives on the other side many of the undecideds can be expected to cave and go along with President Obama and his neo con Republican allies.

That’s where you come in.

Only a great outpouring of grassroots energy is going to move those “lean no” votes firmly into the NO column and keep wavering Representatives and Senators from going along with Obama and his neo con Republican allies to embark on another Middle East adventure. 

One way you can voice your opposition to this folly is to sign our urgent petition against military intervention in Syria.

Another way is to call your Congressman and Senators (the Capitol switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) and tell them you oppose American military involvement in Syria and urge them to vote NO.

The notion that our foreign policy should be one of self-interested neutrality goes back to the very foundation of this country, and was well articulated in a letter George Washington wrote on August 25, 1796 to James Monroe, “I have always given it as my decided opinion that no nation has a right to intermeddle in the internal concerns of another; that everyone has a right to form and adopt whatever government they liked best to live under themselves; and that if this country could, consistently with its engagements, maintain a strict neutrality and thereby preserve peace, it was bound to do so by motives of policy, interest, and every other consideration.” 

CHQ contributor Doug Bandow of the CATO Institute well-put Washington’s wise counsel into a 21st Century context in his column earlier this week when he wrote: “…the U.S. government should not risk the lives of its citizens in conflicts where Americans have no substantial stake.  Policymakers have no warrant to be generous with fellow citizens’ lives. Protecting this nation, its territory, people, liberty, and prosperity, remains the highest duty for Washington.”

Our opposition to military intervention in Syria isn’t about politics – it is about following the wise counsel of the Founders of this great country and our own national security interests. Time is of the essence – only you can stop the folly of another American war of choice in the Middle East – we urge you to sign our urgent petition to Congress TODAY.

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Polling Data

Why have we not seen a Rasmussen opinion poll released on Syria intervention yet?

I find it odd that the polling leader has yet to publish a poll on this very hot topic.