James Madison: ". . . The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature . . . the executive has no right, in any case, to decide the question, whether there is or is not cause for declaring war." (1793.) "The constitution supposes, what the History of all Governments demonstrates, that the Executive is the branch of power most interested in war, and most prone to it. It has accordingly with studied care vested the question of war to the Legislature." (Letter to Jefferson, c. 1798.)
Yep-- if Congress says no then Bammy is lawless.
posted on 09/04/2013 1:31:51 PM PDT
(Truth or Tyranny)
"Yep-- if Congress says no then Bammy is lawless."
So then, The War Powers Act no longer applies? Of course not, it doesn't apply in the Syrian civil war, nor did it apply in Libya. There is/was NO "eminent" threat to national security from either country. But Bambi got away with bombing Libya while citing the Act. Bet he does so again.
posted on 09/04/2013 1:42:50 PM PDT
by A Navy Vet
(An Oath is Forever)
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