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  • Speak2Truth

    The President has no authority to initiate military hostilities against another nation unless they strike against us or our interests first. He can respond to an immediate need for national defense, as Thomas Jefferson did against the Islamists attacking our shipping before he went to Congress for full War authorization.

    And Congress did not have to ‘declare war’ against the Islamists because they had already started it. They only needed to authorize Jefferson’s continuation of the war. To be clear, there was no formal declaration of war for Thomas Jefferson to wage war against the Islamic Empire and defeat them. He and the other Founders fully understood how the Constitution is supposed to work. But it DID require Congressional authorization!

    A Congressional Declaration of War is only in the case that we initiate hostilities against another party when they did not start it by attacking or demonstrating intention to attack us.

    Obama is fully aware he is violating the Constitution by initiating hostilities against foreign nations that are not attacking us or our interests (first Libya, now Syria). He just dares the rest of us to stop him.

    “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” – Barack Obama

    “[T]he president has no constitutional authority … to take this nation to war … unless we’re attacked or unless there is proof we are about to be attacked. And if he does, I would move to impeach him.” – Joe Biden

    • Vis Fac

      OK Alondra more conjecture right?

      The veritable problem in the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people full of doubts” Bertrand Russell

      America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our liberties, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.– Abraham Lincoln

      The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

      A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

      Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch with the well armed lamb contesting the vote. Liberty comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.”

      A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est

      Semper-Fi

      • Deerinwater

        Mexico is a Republic and personal freedoms are there for anyone that big enough to enjoy them. ~ I enjoyed it until I stated feeling out gunned with a target on my back.

        Any type or form of government leadership that knows no boundaries and has no limits is a threat to free people, ~ call it what you may.

        • Vis Fac

          California is a republic the USA and Mexico are republics as well In name only that is. I have a mule but I call it an elk does my calling my mule an elk change the genus of the mule? As my tag lines say we no longer have a republic form of government the DUMBOCRITES made sure of that.

          The United States was founded on Judeo Christian values We supposedly still are however according to ODUMBO “What ever we once were we are no longer a Christian nation” That my friend is why we are going down the toilet

          The quandary the world faces is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people full of doubts” Bertrand Russell

          America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our liberties, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.– Abraham Lincoln

          The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

          A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president… The United States is no longer a republic

          Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch with the well armed lamb contesting the vote. Liberty comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.”

          A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          Semper-Fi

      • jimzimmerman

        Recon, I too am a Marine and am getting really tired of reading all those quotations you keep putting up.
        Do you actually have an idea you want to put out? If so DO so. If not then find some new quotes to put up. Jeeze.
        Semper-Fi

        • Vis Fac

          No one is FORCING you to read these quotes. The truth of the matter is I do know what I put out your problem is that you don’t and because you don’t they bother you. Suck it up Marine

          The quandary the world faces is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people full of doubts” Bertrand Russell

          America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our liberties, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.– Abraham Lincoln

          The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

          A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president… The United States is no longer a republic!

          Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch with the well armed lamb contesting the vote. Liberty comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.”

          A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          Semper-Fi

          • jimzimmerman

            Ok Leatherneck. Don’t get Chesty,I just happen to know these quotes and agree with all of them. I am just more interested in hearing YOUR opinion. Keep up the fire. Semper-FI

    • Walt wenger

      But the President simply doesn’t care. He believes that he has all power and no responsibility. Until he is stopped, he will do whatever he wants. He has simply decided, for example, to not enforce those parts of Obamacare that are inconvenient for him and the next election cycle — that part of his oath of office requiring him “to faithfully execute the laws of the United States” simply does not apply to him, and our Congress is willing to accept that. Effectively, the President has become an emperor and we all accept that. So there goes our country, down the toilet!

      • shimdo

        I agree

    • IsThisAmerica

      He runs around the constitution all the time. I’m surprised it’s not broken yet. He is a lousy leader. I’m all for hauling him out in shackles and chains. I’m also for arresting every liberal that broke the law and tried to take our rights away. Get rid of all the illegals as they are invaders into this country. Joe Biden was all for impeaching Bush but he had congress behind him, so Biden roll forward to 2013 and Obama, do you still feel the same way? Put your money where your mouth is or shut the hell up. Defund Obummercare, get rid of it entirely, no one wants it or can afford it. You rich elites don’t even want it but you are going to force it down our throats? NO! Quit destroying our country. Quit taking all your multi million dollar vacations at our expense, pay for your own damn vacation. Oh and only once a year. Quit acting like a dictater, we don’t have any in this country. We don’t smooze with terrorists either. Time to clean out the WH, congress, and the senate and house of reps. 2014, everyone please get out to vote. Vote these monsters out of office as they have turned a deaf ear to us. Remind them, they work for us not the other way around.

      • Robert Messmer

        Yes I am positive Biden feels the same way today. If Bush attacks Iran he will do everything in his power to have him impeached. He never said a word about Obama and Syria. Actually I like having Obama on vacation. Means he is not in DC to screw things up.

  • ldazzle

    The ‘idiot-in-chief’ seems to mis-read everthing he touches. What a JOKE! Would sure like the opportunity to view his College Transcripts.

    • Vis Fac

      The reverse Midas Touch if you will. Everything turns to $hit
      The veritable problem in the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people full of doubts” Bertrand Russell

      America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our liberties, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.– Abraham Lincoln

      The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

      A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

      Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch with the well armed lamb contesting the vote. Liberty comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.”

      A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est

      Semper-Fi

      • FYI

        sigh

        Democracy is NOT two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch with the well armed lamb contesting the vote. That is a republic.

        Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch with the lamb UNARMED.

        People stupidly ask for democracy (Instead of the guaranteed republic), and they got it.

        What is very embarrassing is it appears you’re a marine because if not, it appears you’ve hijacked their mantra, you don’t seem to know the difference between democracy or our guaranteed republic.

        So, what was the point? What were you fighting for? Were you fighting for a term named democracy? If so, thanks for nothing. Thanks for worse than nothing. Thanks for the further enslavement.

        • Vis Fac

          Suffering from cranial rectitus I see. Do your parents have any living offspring?

          Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally—either directly or through elected representatives e.g. two wolves and a lamb armed or not voting the armed lamb contesting the tyrannical vote. You have one wrong!

          I do know the difference between a democracy and a republic as I said so in my post “A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president” You have two wrong!
          FYI Lincoln Destroyed our republic when he forced the southern states to ratify the fourteenth amendment so they can be readmitted to the union.

          I am a Marine I even know how to spell it and you obviously do not. You have three wrong YER outta here.

          Now go play on the freeway like a good little moron!

          The veritable problem in the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people full of doubts” Bertrand Russell

          America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our liberties, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.– Abraham Lincoln

          The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

          A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

          Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch with the well armed lamb contesting the vote. Liberty comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.”

          A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          Semper-Fi

          • Deerinwater

            “FYI Lincoln Destroyed our republic when he forced the southern states to ratify the fourteenth amendment so they can be readmitted to the union.”

            Well the Confederate accepted the terms of “surrender” ~ That what happens to the defeated, terms are to be honored ~ or the war will continue.

            Lincoln was honoring the words in our Constitution that all men are created equal in the eyes of law. ~ People are not property. ~ You can’t “own” people.

            The Framer’s of the US Constitution believe this to be important enough to mention it when crafting our Constitution while thinking slavery would someday be a non-issue and be slowly phased out. ~ They did not foresee the industrial age, ~ Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin and the South’s commercial crop exploding, driven by global markets and hence the demand for cheap labor.

  • Shorty Stuff

    And just who’s going to take him to task if he decides on his own to attack Syria? Does anyone really believe the slugs in Congress, or the hand-picked girly men in charge of the military, are going to lift a hand to stop any unconstitutional act this little dicktator commits? It hasn’t happened thus far, and it sure doesn’t look like it’s going to happen anytime soon.

  • Deerinwater

    I think Lincoln was accused of much the same thing. ~ an unlawful war. ~ as was 43.

    I do not think Obama will commit to a military Strike on Syria it’s self or boots on the ground. ~ UN or no UN.

    I do believe, covert activities are eminent and on going as we speak.

    • Harold Olsen

      Bush got permission from Congress for what he did. Obama hasn’t. Though later, Congress denied giving Bush permission. The same with Bush, Sr. He got permission from Congress for Dessert Storm and they later denied it and even threatened, lead by Kerry and Gore who both claim they supported the war, to cut off funds.

    • shimdo

      Yes, My neighbor and I, was discussing that just yesterday, I believe our people are over their.

  • KingKong

    Don’t these guys read the constitution: Article 2 Section 2; a president cannot be Commander in Chief until he is called into service by congress when they declarewar. The white house guy has never been Commander in Chief & never will be until Congress declareswar. He HAS NEVER BEEN HEAD OF THE US MlLlTARY!!!

    • mark

      Yeah but in the real world, King Kong, and not that libertarian echo chamber where you live, the President is always commander-in-chief, regardless of what the Constitution says. Just open a history book, pal and check it out. Or watch the military come to ramrod attention and salute every time the President walks into their presence. Yeah, they really do do that King Kong, you can watch it on TV everyday. And newsflash: they have done so for over 200 years!

      • shimdo

        They have to come to attention if they like it or not

  • Libertarian Soldier

    That’s the difference between actual Constitutional Professors and someone who claims he was.

  • dave

    These comments from two law proffessor’s are all well and good but until congress grabs their own cajones and stand up to the illegal and impeachable stuff coming out of the genius from Kenya…oops, I mean Chicago, it is a moot point. The low information voters are all happy with OBAMA as long as the goody train stays on the tracks, and the benefits keep flowing.
    What better way to distract Americans from the things they should really be concerned with than to start another war.

    • shimdo

      So right

  • Harold Olsen

    He’s not misreading his power to wage war. He believes himself to be a dictator with the power and ability to do as he pleases. Both houses and both parties in Congress have pretty much confirmed that, by their refusal to stop him. They are willing to let him do as he pleases. The Supreme Court is no different. They have made themselves irrelevant. Traitors all!

    • shimdo

      Your right

  • northbrook

    Maybe Obama will finally understand the Constitution if he is impeached. No one gains other than the Syrian opposition by the US getting invovled in this internal conflict.
    we do not need the expense of a third middle east war nor a proxy war with Iran.

  • Stephen Gore

    We all know this president thinks he is above the constitution or law. He displays this attitude daily. If he strikes Syria, this country needs to impeach and prossecute Barrak Husein Obama.
    Question is, do we have the courage to do it?

    • shimdo

      He’s in for the long hall. He knows he can’t be touched now.impeach, he’s not worred.He’s to sly and to many people to help keep him up there.

  • CatGman

    How is using military action not an act of war?

    • shimdo

      Bets me where he’s head is, I assume out in orbit

    • Robert Messmer

      Because we have the President’s assurance that the Cruise missiles will have no objectives, absolutely no targets at all. Who know maybe one of them will land on the White House lawn.

  • Alan

    When will these people understand that Obama doesn’t misread these things, he simply believes that he is above the law and doesn’t care ? He got away with this kind of thing so long that it will get worse unless congress puts a stop to it.

    • shimdo

      Yes,he got back in and knows he can’t be taken out now, so he’s doing what he wants