$3 billion.

My friends, you don’t have to — you don’t need to do nation- building in Israel. We’re already built.

You don’t need to export democracy to Israel. We’ve already got it.

And you don’t need to send American troops to Israel. We defend ourselves.

These are words from Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in May of last year. Unfortunately, what Netanyahu does apparently reject from the United States is billions in foreign aid.

Netanyahu finds a deep-pocketed friend in Barack Obama, who, like his predecessors, ignores the fact that the Constitution does not grant permission to Congress or the President to authorize funds to be taken from the national treasure and given to foreign countries. Through all changes various, and through every vicissitude, friendship cannot be bought, foreign aid has served no basis for national defense.

In 2010, over $5o billion was given from U.S. coffers to numerous countries around the world, enough to give every American citizen over $150. This is not just an economic failure, but also moral injustice. Foreign aid recipients in many cases use donations to develop weapons of war, despite promises to give citizens better educational and healthcare opportunities. I seek to raise awareness over the ridiculous nature of such foreign aid, enriched in entanglement, in fraudulent unconstitutional action, and deceitful waste.

Nearly $3 billion was donated to Israel in 2010, the vast majority of it military aid.  After Netanyahu’s comments, why do we still give aid to Israel? Didn’t Netanyahu say Israel could defend itself?  Either he’s lying, or he’s willing to take our money regardless.

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