Is Obama’s bombing of Libya Constitutional? Hereâ€™s the short answer. Absolutely not.
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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.
It is taken for granted that government can do whatever it wants so long as those doing it seem to be acting in good faith and arenâ€™t benefitting too overtly.
by Rep Ron Paul Last week I discussed our worsening economic situation and the fact that there are very few options for the new administration to improve things in the long run.Â The same is not true on the foreign policy front.Â Our interventionist foreign policy stands ready to be put on a new course [...]
by Rep Ron Paul Many who agree with me on a lot of other issues, do not understand my enthusiasm for gold and sound money or why I spend so much time studying and talking about monetary policy.Â It’s true that I talk about money differently than most, but the fact is sound money offers [...]
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 [...]
by Rep Ron Paul We’ve heard how the value of the dollar affects gas prices â€“ and indeed the price of everything.Â I was pleased that my request for a hearing on such was granted by the Financial Services committee and we were able to hear some very informative testimony.Â Certainly domestic policies, regarding off-shore [...]
by Bob Barr Throughout U.S. history, the American people have balanced liberty and security. Finding the right mix isn’t always easy. But policy-makers must never forget that they are duty-bound to protect a free society. Government had ample powers before 9/11 to deal with terrorism in a manner consistent with the Bill of Rights. If [...]
by Rep Ron Paul What will it take to get our troops out of Iraq?Â Â The roughly 70 percent of Americans who are firmly against the war often ask this question.Â Those in power are reluctant to give conditions, but when they do and those conditions are met, the goal post is quietly moved. Voters [...]
by Rep Ron Paul What is the importance of the war in IraqÂ relative to other current issues?Â This is a question I am often asked, especially as Americans continue to become increasingly aware that something is very wrong with the economy.Â Â The difficulty with the way the question is often asked relates to the [...]
Laurence Vance at the Mises institute has an excellent post on the immorality of forced government-to-government foreign aid – with a focus on the tragedy in Myanmar. Here’s an excerpt: