I have no answer to that question so I'm going to repeat it.
WHERE THE HELL IS CONGRESS?
Congress is in hiding. The last thing in the world they want is to have to go on record for one side or the other. It’s one of the few things you could easily round up 430 votes for.
Congress, which in our system represents the sovereign (us), has abdicated or given over its powers to the other branches of the government, beginning in 1913 and winding up some time in the past few years.
Congress is now a strictly ceremonial body, going through the motions of a representative republic, but having surrendered the substance.
In 1941, the Congress said the following: "the President is hereby authorized and directed to employ the entire naval and military forces of the United States and the resources of the Government to carry on war against the Imperial Government of Japan..."
Boehner's pathetic bleating about Congress being "advised" or "consulted" has it completely backwards. Of course, if Congress WERE consulted there is about as much chance that they would vote DOWN a war resolution as there is that Elizabeth II would refuse the royal warrant.
Congress is an empty shell. And it is OUR power and OUR sovereignty that is thereby overthrown.