when it comes to violating the Constitutional delegation of war powers, they generally draw up their strategy from the same playbook.
The title says it all. So what’s the answer?
The Constitution prescribes the rules about how the United States is to enter a war, and the Obama administration has violated those rules.
Is Obama’s bombing of Libya Constitutional? Hereâ€™s the short answer. Absolutely not.
Tom Woods responds to the pro-regime Lou Dubose in support of nullification, and his new book…Nullification!
The reason I ask the question in the title â€œIs D.C. really seriousâ€¦?â€ is because the federal government has not used the tools in the Constitution designed to deal with non-state entities that threaten us, namely letters of marque and reprisal.
We are long past the point at which constitutional arguments have much hope of restraining the American political class, either at home or abroad. They are still worth making, though, since they serve to show the two major partiesâ€™ contempt for American law and tradition.
While the Framers understood the need for a federal government, what concerned them was the possibility that such a government would become a worse menace than no government at all. Their recent experience with the British government â€“ which of course had been their government and against which they had taken up arms â€“ had reinforced what they had learned through their study of history: that the biggest threat to the freedom and well-being of a people was their own government.
State Rep. Matthew Shea (WA-4th) “The decentralization of power, limited government, is a hallmark of our American institutions and our American system of government.”
by Rep Ron Paul On September 10, 2002Â I asked 35 questions regarding war with Iraq. The war resolution passed on October 16, 2002.Â Now today, as some of my colleagues try to reestablish credentials regarding spending restraint, I want to call attention to my 18th question from six years ago: â€œAre we willing to [...]
In reading the Constitution, we can plainly see that Congress possesses the power â€œto regulate commerce with foreign nations, to raise and support armies, to grant letters of marque and reprisal, to provide for the common defense,â€ and even â€œto declare war.â€ Congress shares, with the President, the power to make treaties and to appoint [...]