Skip to comments.Joe Biden: ‘Framers Intended to Grant Congress Power to Initiate All Hostilities, Even Limited Wars’
Posted on 03/21/2011 9:56:26 AM PDT by Nachum
After studying the constitutional language governing the use of military force and the debates that the Framers had on the issue, Joe Biden determined that the Founding Fathers had vested the power to authorize even the limited use of military force in the Congress not the president---unless it was necessary for the president to act swiftly to repel an attack on the United States or to rescue U.S. citizens. Biden derided the opposite positionthat the president could use military force without congressional authorizationas a monarchist view of presidential power. That was in 1998, however, when Biden was in the Senate.
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My cranial pressure is reaching the point of no return. I’m going to start bleeding from my eyes and ears if I have to listen to these idiots anymore.
I swear this must be how it felt to be an underling at Enron or some other company where the CEO is a complete buffoon and everyone knows it.
Someone needs to tell gutless, hypocrite Biden that we also were given the right to IMPEACHMENT for worthless ineligible usurpers like the current one.
Well...Biden was right in 1998...not so much today. I wonder what’s changed?
The Constitution grants to Congress the power to declare war. However, the President has some limited powers to call the military into action. Biden's position in his previous statement was that even those limited powers granted to the President by the Constitution are subject to the permission of Congress - in essence creating 535 mini-commanders-in-chief over the actual CIC.
huh? What a class A dick
Did Jefferson ask congress for permission to send the marines to Tripoli?
For Liberals and Progressives the Constitution is interpreted as a license to make up the rules as you go along.
Sorry but I strenuously disagree. The President has limited authority to act in an emergency without Congressional approval. The actions we saw last week are well outside those bounds. There is absolutely NO constitutional or legal authority for obama’s actions regarding the farce being carried out over Libya right now.
The pirates in that region were actively attacking American ships. That was a "clear and present danger".
Thomas Jefferson wrote at length in opposition to the use of American Military for any other reason.
Jefferson abused the constitution on several occasions. That doesn’t make it right.
IOW, Joe says it’s no BFD.
And I don’t remember a declaration of war against the Plains Indians. Just saying.
Jefferson, in 1801, informed Congress of his intent and got approval to seize all vessels and goods of the sovereign of Tripoli - that seems like war to me - and they even referred to the condition between the two nations as a “state of war”.
In 1802 he asked for, and received Congressional approval in the form of...
“An act for the Protection of Commerce and seamen of the United States against the Tripolitan cruisers”, authorizing the President to “... employ such of the armed vessels of the United States as may be judged requisite ... for protecting effectually the commerce and seamen thereof on the Atlantic ocean, the Mediterranean and adjoining seas.”
“Jefferson abused the constitution on several occasions. That doesnt make it right.”
LMAO...yeah he only WROTE it....what would he know about Art 2....
LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!!!!
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. James 1:8
Every member of the crew of Obozomaniacs could serve as the posterboy for that one. But the Gaffemaster is my choice.
When the rules were originally set up, the men making them were truly Godly men, who based our laws on God’s Own laws as described in the Holy Bible, Mr. Biden. No longer is Congress composed of only Godly men, to the detriment of our precious Republic. Our military was formed to protect America. Without God there can be no America.
Joe Biden can read?
Care to explain to me the constitutional authority cited for the Louisian Purchase?
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