Congress Must Act

It is time for Congress to have the courage to fullfil its Constitutional function.

It is the sole province of Congress to declare war.  While we are treated to endless hand-wringing by the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton, over whether or not the U.S, or NATO should participate in a “no-fly zone” over Libya, let us remind ourselves of a few points.

1.  Imposing a no-fly zone is an act of war.

2. It is an unconstitutional act for the Executive Branch to engage in acts of war without a declaration of war from the Congress.  Over the years there have been Executive Orders issued that usurp this right of Congress but there in nothing in the Constitution to support this Executive usurpation.

Therefore the Congress needs to immediately have open debate over this issue of war or peace, life or death and take a Constitutional stand.  Declare war, or declare peace.  This is solely the people’s right, expressed through their representatives.

have a peaeful day,

Bill

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2 Responses to “Congress Must Act”

  1. This Glenn Greenwald article pulls out another Obama campaign promise:

    Q. In what circumstances, if any, would the president have constitutional authority to bomb Iran without seeking a use-of-force authorization from Congress? (Specifically, what about the strategic bombing of suspected nuclear sites — a situation that does not involve stopping an IMMINENT threat?)

    OBAMA: The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.

    As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States. In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent.

  2. It’s nice when someone like Greenwald validates your opinions, thanks for the link!

    The comments below Greenwalds story are very interesting.

    have a peaceful day,
    Bill

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