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McClintock: NO to Funding Military Ops in Libya, and Obama
Big Peace ^ | Jul 8th 2011 | Congressman Tom McClintock

Posted on 07/08/2011 8:29:24 PM PDT by This Just In

Cutting Off Funding For Military Operations In Libya

Posted by Rep. Tom McClintock (R–CA) Jul 8th 2011 at 2:38 pm in Africa

Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-04) House Floor remarks in support of an amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act to deny authorization for the use of funds for the war in Libya.

Speech in Support of the Amash/ Kucinich Amendment to HR 2219 / Video Link

Congressman Tom McClintock

July 7, 2011

Mr. Chairman: For more than three months, our nation has been amidst a quiet constitutional crisis that carries immense implications.

The Gentleman from Florida is sadly mistaken to dismiss this as a meaningless philosophical discussion. This issue strikes at the very heart of our Constitutional form of government.

On March 19th, completely without Congressional authorization, the President ordered an unprovoked attack against Libya.

In doing so, he crossed a very bright line placed in the Constitution specifically to prevent so momentous and fatal a decision as war from being made by a single individual.

The American Founders were explicit on this point. For centuries, European monarchs had plunged their nations into bloody and debilitating wars on whim and the Founders wanted to protect the American Republic from that fate.

James Madison explained why this way:

“In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found, than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace to the legislature, and not to the executive department…the trust and the temptation would be too great for any one man…War is in fact the true nurse of executive aggrandizement. In war a physical force is to be created and it is the executive will which is to direct it. In war, the public treasures are to be unlocked, and it is the executive hand ..."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: congress; libyawar; mcclintock; mytitle; obama; palin
"On March 19th, completely without Congressional authorization, the President ordered an unprovoked attack against Libya.

In doing so, he crossed a very bright line placed in the Constitution specifically to prevent so momentous and fatal a decision as war from being made by a single individual."

1 posted on 07/08/2011 8:29:28 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: calcowgirl; ElkGroveDan; DoughtyOne

ping


2 posted on 07/08/2011 8:30:39 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: This Just In

Executive order on the way in 3-2-1


3 posted on 07/08/2011 8:35:03 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: This Just In

I wish he’d run for president. He really impressed me in the California recall election. California made a big mistake not electing him and will pay the price for a long time moving forward.


4 posted on 07/08/2011 8:35:38 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: doc1019

Tyranny walks through the door in 3-2-1......


5 posted on 07/08/2011 8:36:32 PM PDT by This Just In (In America, RINO's belong in zoo's, not public office)
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To: wolfman23601

I’ve been following his record for years. I’d vote for McClintock in a heartbeat. He’s one of the few true Conservatives serving in office.


6 posted on 07/08/2011 8:38:12 PM PDT by This Just In (In America, RINO's belong in zoo's, not public office)
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To: This Just In

I think tyranny has already established residence, sad to say.


7 posted on 07/08/2011 8:40:23 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: This Just In
“....President ordered an unprovoked attack against Libya.”

He did it while on vacation in Brazil too! n/s

8 posted on 07/08/2011 8:47:44 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: wolfman23601; This Just In

Yup, McClintock’s a good man. Used to hear him fairly frequently on Barbara Simpson’s radio program.


9 posted on 07/08/2011 9:05:40 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: This Just In

Good for this man. It takes some courage to defy the toxic globalist-neocon-jihadist alliance sponsoring this inane adventure.


10 posted on 07/08/2011 9:18:37 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (We are not governed. We are occupied.)
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To: doc1019

>> Executive order on the way in 3-2-1

One who relies on EOs and czars to advance an agenda is one incapable of leadership.

I am fully confident this beautiful Country of ours will not succumb to tyranny. Not interested in opposing views.


11 posted on 07/08/2011 9:22:32 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Gene Eric

I sincerely hope you are right.


12 posted on 07/08/2011 9:26:44 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: wolfman23601

I bet he’d have won if it wasn’t for that RINO Schwarzenegger running on a somewhat conservative platform and everyone thinking it was cool to elect the “Governator.” Maybe California wouldn’t have went as far down the crazy train as it has since...


13 posted on 07/08/2011 9:45:44 PM PDT by RecoveringPaulisto
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To: This Just In; no-to-illegals; Marine_Uncle; FARS; All

The rebels in the Nafusa Mountains south of Tripoli had been making real progress. However, Gaddafi has sent his son’s Khami brigade to harrass the border crossing to Tunisia controlled by the rebels and the nearest town in and effort to starve the mountain people out.

Here is a recent report on conditions inside Tripoli by a reporter who managed to escape his Gaddafi minders and speak to people uncensored.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8620881/Libya-covert-guerrilla-war-in-Tripoli.html


14 posted on 07/08/2011 10:03:33 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: This Just In
On March 19th, completely without Congressional authorization, the President ordered an unprovoked attack against Libya.

Criticism of Obama.

More evidence of the Rising Tide of Racism in Amerikkka.

15 posted on 07/08/2011 11:15:42 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: This Just In

Whenever my wife and I see his name on our ballot - we don’t even discuss it.

BAM! Instant 2 votes...

Defending him and warning about Arnold during that interim CA Gov. election is what got me banned over at Lucianne.com

The Kool-Aid over there must have been pretty damn powerful stuff.

=8-)


16 posted on 07/08/2011 11:30:46 PM PDT by =8 mrrabbit 8=
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To: TigersEye

ping


17 posted on 07/09/2011 12:05:47 AM PDT by pandoraou812 ((You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.))
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To: This Just In
I’ve been following his record for years. I’d vote for McClintock in a heartbeat.

I did vote for McClintock, back in 2003 for governor of California. He would have made a great Governor and California would be in much better shape today if the citizens of state had put him in instead of the buffoon Schwarzenegger. But the troglodytes wanted a movie star as governor.

The problem in California is Californians.
18 posted on 07/09/2011 1:01:43 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: This Just In
The Tyrant-Emperor-by-Perjury could not care less what the Congress wants.


19 posted on 07/09/2011 3:29:59 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: gleeaikin

Not certain what to make of the (linked) report. The fog is always thick these days. The fog appears the only certainty. Here is to praying for less fog.


20 posted on 07/09/2011 4:13:38 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: RecoveringPaulisto
I bet he’d have won if it wasn’t for that RINO Schwarzenegger running on a somewhat conservative platform and everyone thinking it was cool to elect the “Governator.”

Remember that little party tool, Michael Medved, on the radio ranting & raving for McClintock to pull out? I wish Breitbart or some non-lefty would investigate the relationship between the GOP, certain foundations, and talk radio. Especially during election years. I'll bet the payola would make Allan Freed blush.

21 posted on 07/09/2011 5:54:47 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: Forgotten Amendments
Remember that little party tool, Michael Medved, on the radio ranting & raving for McClintock to pull out?

Both Medved and Hewitt.

22 posted on 07/09/2011 8:47:05 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Carry_Okie
Both Medved and Hewitt.

Exactly. Their little network was (is?) a wholly owned subsidiary of the Republican Establishment. In fact, their DC affiliate used to be WGOP. I don't know if it's illegal, but it is sickening.

23 posted on 07/09/2011 9:42:13 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: All; This Just In
Unfortunately the Kucinish-Amash amendment lost 199-229. Most Republicans voted for it. See the roll call vote here and find out how your Rep voted.

Bachmann, Paul, West voted AYE.

Another one, from Tom Cole, did pass 225-201. It forbids use of funds for training or equipment. Roll call here

McCain is displeased with even that vote saying it sends the wrong message.

More at WaPo

24 posted on 07/10/2011 12:41:46 PM PDT by newzjunkey ("cave" it's not just a hole in the hillside)
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To: This Just In; 1010RD; 4Liberty; afnamvet; ALOHA RONNIE; ambrose; Amerigomag; antceecee; ...

2 day late ping... (same subject as what I just pinged)

McClintock ping list

Please freepmail me if you want on or off this list.


25 posted on 07/10/2011 5:51:14 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Sapere Aude!" --Immanuel Kant)
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To: calcowgirl

BTTT


26 posted on 07/11/2011 3:14:44 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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