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The United States government is imposing sanctions on Syria and businesses.
This after reports have surfaced that the Syrian military has killed dozens of protesters.
Want the country's dictator Bashir Al Assad to step down.
Here to discuss this president and founder of the future of Freedom Foundation Jacob -- Jake it's a pleasure as always welcome back to freedom watch.
Thank you dead dollars nice to be here thank you what business is it of the government of the United States or in this case the president and congress hasn't done anything there -- away from this summer as we on uh oh.
Interfering in the domestic politics what do you call it a civil war or whatever of Syria and.
While there's no legitimate business and on its interest in that you mention that that He did not get congressional approval because he's complaining about this dictator ship.
But He goes and does this imposes sanctions on a foreign country without bothering to go to congress to ask for permission.
But what we've really got to be thinking about judge in especially in these times of deep crisis in this country is.
We need to raise the debate to a higher level here what is the role of government in a free society.
Is it consistent with this role of the US government takes with.
-- -- an international policeman in international welfare provider and I say no it is not consistent with those principles or -- that's what we need to be debating how.
How would you address the following argument suppose I were a Syrian American and I said to you but Jacob Warren burger I have relatives that are in Syria.
And I want them to be helped to because this.
I doctor who's taken over the government as a crazy person.
And he's going to kill them why shouldn't my I adopted government here in my adopted country of United States of America.
Help me do what I need to do to protect my relatives.
In the homeland.
Because it's demeaning judge is insulting to these people to the people of Syria.
What the US government is essentially saying is.
You can't do this on your own you're too dumb you are too ignorant you are too incompetent you need to big international daddy to come to -- assistance.
Give these people the dignity.
Of achieving this on their own without the assistance of the federal government because if they do achieve it.
And the government has intervened the first thing these guys from Washington are gonna say is we did it it was because of bus that this got accomplished.
What I'm saying it's.
Leave people free to achieve this on their own -- people die you better believe it people dying revolution -- they -- and civil wars.
But let them have the dignity of achieving this achieved.
Went on their own our what the government did today without the consent of the congress was essentially send lawyers for the Justice Department into a federal court in Washington.
And got a federal judge to sign an order freezing the assets of the Syrian government.
In certain banks and shutting down certain Syrian owned banks.
Hole will back.
Actually harm and how will that advance even the government's ball -- Obama administration's bull in this fight.
It it's going to hurt the people of Syrian and always does look at the fifty year embargo against Cuba.
Has that succeeded in ousting the Castro regime and yet it has contributed immensely to the tremendous suffering of the Cuban people.
On top of -- course -- socialist system.
Look at what the sanctions against a -- accomplished.
Eleven years of brutal sanctions -- contributed to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children were never ousting the dictator in actually solidifies the power of the dictator over the citizenry.
Jake we appreciate you joining us thanks for this explanation thanks for coming on always a pleasure thank you dead and -- that --
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