Declaring War

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by
Matthew K.

If you read the US constitution, you’ll quickly learn that it is illegal for the president to declare war except in cases of imminent threats.

It is Congress’ responsibility to debate and declare war.

This is for a good cause. Our founding fathers didn’t want a KING declaring war.

But, when the Republican House of Representatives gathered last week they should have been doing the work of the country but were instead discussing and passing anti-American bills like the defunding of America’s constitutionally guaranteed free press.

Got that?

When you put the Republicans in charge, what do they do for America? Destroy it. What do they do to fulfill their obligations as far as war goes? Did they even discuss Libya? They ignore it and then attack the president for having to step in and do their job.

Instead of discussing things important to America, they’re busy passing bills to defund NPR and Women’s health.

Why does anyone still vote Republican?

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Update: For emergency purposes, the War Powers Act allows for the president to initiate military action as long as Congress is notified within 48 hours and the act only allows for 60 days before military operations must stop. Obama has notified Congress and the 60 day clock is ticking.

4 thoughts on “Declaring War”

  1. Republican idiots. They spent millions of dollars saving us a few million dollars on NRP and neglected to do their job and discuss the hundreds of millions of dollars a day we’re spending bombing Libya. It’s all about hype and no substance.

  2. I still think it’s a sucky idea to be invading other countries, even under the pretense of liberating them.

  3. So, what you’re saying is that it’s against the constitution but there is a bill that allows it? So the bill is unconstitutional?

    If we don’t want the Supreme Court interpreting the constitution, how do we resolve this?

    By the way, I think it was Nixon who vetoed this bill and congress overrode it with a 2/3 majority.

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