UPDATED 3 SEPTEMBER 2013 AT 1438 HOURS CST – See Congressman Hall’s statement at bottom of page
3 September 2013
Honorable Ralph M. Hall
104 N. San Jacinto St.
Rockwall, TX 75087-2508
Subject: Opposition to War with Syria
I ask you to oppose any and all military attacks on the legitimate government of Syria and the financing thereof.
War hawks like Senators McCain and Graham, along with other well-known persons in government, warn that our national prestige is in jeopardy, if we do not attack the regime of Bashar Assad, a man Secretary John Kerry admired just four years ago.
I firmly believe our national reputation and credibility remains intact, while the president’s reputation and credibility have already disintegrated.
My Reasons for Opposing a Military Attack on Syria
- We have not been attacked by the Syrian government
- We have been attacked by the so-called Syrian rebel supporters: al-Qaeda
- Igniting WW3 is neither in the interests of America nor Israel
- Growing evidence indicates the so-called Syrian rebels used nerve gas on their own people
- If we had justification, our armed forces are not prepared to fight a conventional war with the Syrians, the Russians and the Chinese
Regardless the use of nerve gas by either side, most likely the rebels, acting as the world’s policeman hasn’t been a very successful role for us.
I implore you to dissuade all House members from falling prey to the administration’s ploy to “share the blame” when things go badly, assuming this president moves ahead with is “wag the dog” maneuver for the purpose of distracting my fellow voters from his failed policies and astonishing scandals.
I invite CD-4 constituents to contact the Congressman either by telephone or webform.
Note: For the time being, his website contact form is unavailable.
CD-4 Telephone Numbers
Washington, D.C. office 202-225-6673
Texarkana office 903-794-4445
Sherman office 903-813-4281
Linden office 903-306-0540
Rockwall office 972-771-9118
Hall Statement on Syria
September 3, 2013
ROCKWALL, TX . . . In response to the recent chemical weapons attack in suburban Damascus and the President’s urging of Congress to approve military action in Syria, Rep. Ralph Hall (TX-04) released the following statement:
“I have received hundreds of calls and letters from constituents expressing strong opposition to any U.S. involvement in Syria, and I plan to vote ‘no’ in accordance with their views.
“Along with many of my colleagues, I urged the President to seek Congressional authorization in a letter sent August 28th. His decision to do so gives Americans more time and opportunity to express their views through their elected representatives. When Congress begins debate on this issue next week, I will continue to listen to my constituents and vote with my District.”