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David Simpson

Former state representative

@davidsimpsontx

David Simpson is a former state representative from Longview, manages his family’s land and timber operations in East Texas.

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Acts of war and the limits on presidential power

Our founders were both realists and idealists. They knew the terrors of war and prepared for its eventuality. They also believed the decision to commence war, or even engage in potentially provocative and aggressive offensive military action, was too terrible and momentous to entrust to one or even a select group of elected officials.