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We have common enemies; Let us not forget our common goals!

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While MSM's spells and trances over the elections still focuses on divide and conquer rule there are gathering forces to eliminate endless wars and trade policies that undermine our Treasure, Commons and Inalienable Rights, Income inequality which is not last nor least of the battles still raging. We cannot disengage from these, not now not ever!

"Let me be clear, I will never allow partisanship to undermine our national security when the lives of countless people lay in the balance" Tulsi Gabbard

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Here in OpEdNews we are very aware of Tulsi Gabbard being known for speaking truth to power. In fact many passing through here have expressed their views favorable for Tulsi's qualities in leadership in the face of enemies in armed war and the homeland battlefield from the bottom up.

As you have no doubt heard by now, Tulsi Gabbard has met with President-elect Donald Trump Monday.

I received an email today which follows:

George --
(I did donate to her re-election campaign, probably a list but the message is personal and emotional I assure you.)

As you have no doubt heard by now, I met with President-elect Donald Trump earlier today.

He asked me to meet with him to discuss our current policies regarding Syria, our fight against terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS, as well as other foreign policy challenges we face.

It would have been easier for me to refuse this meeting. The establishment and social media have been talking about this all day. But I never have and never will play politics with American and Syrian lives.

In fact, like President Obama, I firmly believe that now is the time for us to put our country first, and come together, regardless of political party, and tackle the many challenges we face.

This was an opportunity to advocate for peace--and I felt it was important to take the opportunity to meet with the President-elect to counteract neocons' steady drumbeats of war, which threaten to drag us into an escalation of the war to overthrow the Syrian government.

This war has already cost hundreds of thousands of lives and forced millions of refugees to flee their homes in search of safety for themselves and their families. It has also strengthened al-Qaeda and other violent, extremist groups in the region. It would have been irresponsible not to accept this invitation. I feel it is my duty to take every single opportunity I get to advocate for peace, no matter the circumstances of those meetings.

I shared with him my grave concerns that escalating the war in Syria by implementing a so-called no-fly/safe zone would be disastrous for the Syrian people, our country, and the world. It would lead to more death and suffering, exacerbate the refugee crisis, strengthen ISIS and al-Qaeda and bring us into a direct conflict with Russia--potentially resulting in a nuclear war. We discussed my bill to end our country's illegal war to overthrow the Syrian government and the need to focus our precious resources on rebuilding our country, and on defeating al-Qaeda, ISIS, and other terrorist groups who pose a threat to the American people.

Also, where I disagree with President-elect Trump on issues, I will not hesitate to express that disagreement. You didn't send me to Washington to make friends with the political elite. You sent me to represent you, and I am committed to doing just that.

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George King has been involved in civil rights and started protesting government as a US Marine protesting the Vietnam War in 1967. He has owned and operated as a small business owner of Coffee Houses and later Sporting Goods. He was employed (more...)
 

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