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Is Obama's Use of Military in Libya Constitutional?
Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2011 | Terry Jeffrey

Posted on 03/23/2011 9:43:09 AM PDT by Kaslin

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1 posted on 03/23/2011 9:43:13 AM PDT by Kaslin
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2 posted on 03/23/2011 9:46:26 AM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Kaslin
Is Obama's Use of Military in Libya Constitutional?

According to Baraq Obama and Joe Biden: Of course it's Constitutional, because Obama is not a Republican.

3 posted on 03/23/2011 9:48:50 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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A Kenyan born citizen can declare war when ever he wants.

He’s not bound by our constitution.


4 posted on 03/23/2011 9:53:23 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Kaslin

Substitute “Bush” for Obama and ask the question.

The War Powers issue is a non-starter for me. All Presidents have done the same thing that Obama did.


5 posted on 03/23/2011 9:54:06 AM PDT by bigbob (u)
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We need to reign in the Executive power back to its Constitutional bounds and this includes the power to wage war. Arbitrarily starting wars is a sign of dictatorship regardless of the party in power.

The problem is Congress won’t enforce its own War Powers Act and the people, not touched by war’s devastation and loss, are blissfully ignorant.


6 posted on 03/23/2011 9:54:40 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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Is Obama's Use of Military in Libya Constitutional?

Not in the United States of America.

Maybe in France?

7 posted on 03/23/2011 9:54:55 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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It’s rather silly to ask if a usurper’s actions are constitutional. If Obama was qualified for the job, then his actions would be legitimate, despite his questionable capabilities and motives.


8 posted on 03/23/2011 9:55:52 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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Since I am unaware that they have, please give me examples. I don’t think Clinton did, but Bush and Bush Jr. got Congressional approval.


9 posted on 03/23/2011 9:56:25 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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The House of Representatives holds the funding for any such operation. If they don´t like it - and they were purposely ignored for the Libya operations - they can cut off funding any time.


10 posted on 03/23/2011 9:57:10 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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It’s rather silly to ask if a usurper’s actions are constitutional.

THANK YOU!!! That is my first thought every time I see some insidious reference to the constitutionality of anything this usurping poe does.

11 posted on 03/23/2011 10:00:49 AM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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Substitute “Bush” for Obama and ask the question.

Is Bush's Use of Military in Libya Constitutional?

When exactly did President Bush, either one of them, invade Libya?

12 posted on 03/23/2011 10:03:45 AM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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P.S.

All Presidents have done the same thing that Obama did.

Who did President Bush invade/bomb with only a single protracted UN resolution, 2 "broad coalition" partners and no discussion with congress, let alone their approval?

Seriously...who and when? I must have been in a coma at that time.

13 posted on 03/23/2011 10:07:33 AM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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All Presidents have done the same thing that Obama did.

Care to back that up with facts? Bush never did 'the same thing.'

14 posted on 03/23/2011 10:13:58 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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His authority derives from a different document...


15 posted on 03/23/2011 10:20:38 AM PDT by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (If Mohammed were alive today, he wouldn’t be allowed to live within 1000 yards of a school.)
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“We need to reign in the Executive power back to its Constitutional bounds and this includes the power to wage war.”

Absolutely. Just because other Presidents before him have done it, Doesn’t excuse it. There’s nothing In Libya to win. Libya this week, What’s Next?

Rhode Island? Texas?


16 posted on 03/23/2011 10:21:55 AM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: Kaslin

Obama should be impeached.

Poor O’Reilly spun like a top earlier this week as Dennis Kucinich tutored him on the constitution.

O’Reilly’s inclination was to blow off the Constitution, but poor, old, liberal Kucinich spoke the truth. Congress alone has the power to make war.

The president is, essentially, General-In-Chief.


17 posted on 03/23/2011 10:23:22 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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What Obama did is unconstitutional. He never consulted congress and launched military action against a country that has not attacked us.

He also ceded our sovereignty to the UN, thus violating his oath to preserve, protect and defend the constitution.

Impeach him!


18 posted on 03/23/2011 10:26:40 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (1-20-09--The Beginning of an Error..............1-20-13--Change we can look forward to)
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This constitutional issue was raised and decided by the Supreme Court during the Viet Nam era. In essence, the Court held that, even without a formal declaration, Congress had authorized the Viet Nam War by resolution and by providing funding for military action. Eventually, a Democratic Congress dominated by anti-war radicals cut off funding and South Viet Nam collapsed under assault from North Viet Nam.
19 posted on 03/23/2011 10:26:46 AM PDT by Rockingham
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The War Powers Act gives him the authority. I hate to see Freepers and callers to conservative talk radio even go down that path just because a Democrat is CIC - sounding more like their Liberal counterparts of a few years ago.

Now is it the right thing to do, offering military support in another countries civil war? That could and should be debated, and there is no easy answer.

20 posted on 03/23/2011 10:31:47 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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