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The UnConstitutional War

March 31, 2011 by  

The silence of supposed Constitutional conservatives on President Barack Obama’s attacks on Libya is deafening.

While partying in South America, Obama ordered America’s military into battle. Scarcely a word was spoken to Congress beforehand. And he certainly didn’t follow Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution which puts the authority for declaring war on the Congress.

Calling it a kinetic military action doesn’t negate the fact that United States military forces are shooting at people in another country. And it’s a country that had not attacked the U.S., nor did it pose a threat.

The Founding Fathers intended for the United States to stay out of foreign entanglements. The President was given the authority to call the military into action if the U.S. was being attacked. He was not given the authority to employ the military for humanitarian means, nor any other instance without a Congressional declaration of war. And no amount of doublespeak by Obama, Congress or any of the bought-and-paid-for corporate media or other talking heads can change that.

As Founder James Wilson told the Pennsylvania ratifying convention, “This system will not hurry us into war; it is calculated to guard against it. It will not be in the power of a single man, or a single body of men, to involve us in such distress; for the important power of declaring war is vested in the legislature at large: this declaration must be made with the concurrence of the House of Representatives…”

Conservatives have often claimed the high ground when it comes to adhering to the Constitution. On this issue they’ve lost any moral high ground and have failed the test miserably.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American who has been writing a newsletter since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • homeboy

    this is all about oil and israel. that’s it

    • brad

      you are right homeboy…but is it wrong? Llike bob says?

      • homeboy

        unless congress or the senate is will to bring obama up on treason charges to impeach him he will continue his ride.

        • Mike in MI

          homeboy -
          Agreed, but one problem is he’s riding us…right into the ground. I’m beginning to feel as raw as if I’d been fouled in a top-speed race and fell headlong onto an old-fashioned, high school track covered with cinders.
          Another problem: if he gets away with it this will be another action to set a precedent which he or any other to-bit gangbanger put in power can point to and say, “Well, I can do it because the great presiential Liberator from all constraints, The Obaminizer, did it and it was allowed to stand.”
          At this rate he’ll probably try calling up the militia of Californication to march against the heroes in Arizona because their governor has disputed against the imperial Wizard of Ozbama, Divine Right Organizer of Mayhem in the District of Collusioniana.

  • brad

    it maybe true what the founding fathersaid but! No body of men or one man can commit us armed forces? The past precidents in the 60′s (vietnam)& the congress (the body of men) have approved the pres. to commit the millatary to “jump to”: true the war powers of the consititution has been changed,however other parts of the document has been changed as well! The congress only has to use a slimmer majority 3/5(60%)instead 2/3 (66 1/3) so as long as 1&2 amendment don’t get hurted we call this a democratic republic(repub/dem)whatever! The founding father/fathers poetic double speak”high crimes&misdemeanors” as such are poor ex. for show the intentions of “founding fathers”. As long as the 1&2 amendment are intact let’s not rebel yet,please?

  • MNIce

    I disagree with the opening assertion; the author simply hasn’t heard that many of us constitutional conservatives. The problem we have is that most of the conservatives in Congress are still in shock and awed by the audacity of Mr. Obama’s latest crime against the People.

    Let’s see what charges we have in this case:

    *Destruction of Federal Property
    *Engaging in combat operations without Congressional authorization
    *Murder of foreign nationals
    *Issuing illegal orders to the armed forces
    *Abuse of Power

    I’m sure this is not a comprehensive list, but it sure looks like “high crimes” to me. If Mr. Kucinich can see the problem right away, why are his colleagues taking so long to get it?

    • http://?? Joe H.

      MNlce,
      you said it properly! If dennis kooksinich can see it ANYONE should be able to!! That man acts like he has the mind of a five year old at times!! This statement is not intended to deminish what Nobummer has done in any way!! He should be brought up on charges of corruption in office at the very least!

  • http://Yahoo John Lee

    Our politicians are usually riding a tight rope and must try out different policies before committing to a program.One of my senators will not take E-MAIL from me because I criticized his vote on new members to the Supreme Court. It makes me wonder who he is representing in congress. He could have told me the reasons that he voted the was he did. The ability of our acting President to govern through proclamation and bypass congress is unconstitutional. Why doesn’t congress act on this and many other high crimes by the impeachment process?

    • Mike in MI

      John Lee -
      ‘Cause… they might have to take sides.

  • mark

    can only hope that (because of the federal ‘requirement’ of document, document,…, that the option will not occur until after the 2012 elections. then IF the right gets a majority in both the Senate and House, they will do something. but even Cheney said that if the Pres. bypasses Congress, and sends in troops, he will be impeached(course he was talking about Bush), and OB said a very similar statement. these statements should be used against these two, and follow through with any impeachment procedings

    • http://?? Joe H.

      mark,
      All I can say with this group is good luck!!!

  • John

    Obama is justing doing what his fellow U.N. communist to rule the world. He (obama) does not give a rat ass to America. China puppet to soros, puppet to Obama and his puppets Hillary Cliton and her puppets the U.N. American ambassator Susan Rice and Samantha Powers.Follow the money.While Obama was in Brazil.He sign a deal with Brazil to drill for oil in U.S. Waters in the gulf of Mexico.Obama gave Brazil 3 billion U.S. dollars to do that. He also told them he would keep the gilf of mexico free on no American companies drilling oil there even in U.S. waters. Thus keeping it free to China, Russia, brazil , and others not to supply oil to U.S. Obama really screww the U.S. The media left is not going to say this. Of course the democrates are not going to tell American people about. Look at http://www.commieblaster.com Both sides are infected.

  • Gayle

    The house had best defund this libya mess or obama will start sending libya money. He’s depleting our military and our money. The rebels are just another branch of muslims and in egypt the muslim brotherhood has about taken over, see how our attention was diverted. I am repeating what I have read. As far as impeachment his czar’s are in place to slow down or block any court hearings. Shut the whole mess down and clean house. There’s already enough to bury this traitor under the jail and I’m about to bust wide open with esperation over this crap.

  • s c

    Here we go again. The WH poser-in-chief has raped the Constitution. This time, he’s got unto an undeclared (ala Korea and Vietnam) WAR. Isn’t it interesting how EASY it is for someone to take the oath of office? It is SO easy to say THIS and do THAT – and usually get away with it.
    Herr Obummer’s latest outrage is a classic example of how career criminals of BOTH major political parties have worked together to make the Constitution a “living” document. The solution, people, is to impeach the current, pathetic pretender-in-chief and imprison the vast majority of those now in office in Congress. This wholesale imprisonment should also be retroactive. Let us NOT DISCRIMINATE, eh?

  • http://charter howe

    Some people think President Obama is being singled out because some other Presidents have created similar situations, but that is why the War Powers Act of 1973 was written into law by Congress. The law basically states that the President cannot use the military or resources in an act of war against a sovereign nation without appproval of Congress unless there is an imminent threat of attack. Obama is the first President to violate the Constitutional law, but hey guess what, isn’t that a pattern this President follows because he thinks he is above the law. For example, signing into law a healthcare bill that is not only unconstitutional, but will bankrupt our country and there was using TARP funds for social paybacks instead of returning unused TARP monies to the treasury as required by the TARP legislation, alsoby directing the Dept of Justice to drop the solid case of voter intimidation and death threats by the New Black Panther Party at several Philadelphia polling places. This President’s actions are troubling because there could come a day when he decides that he should just take over and disregard Congress and the Constitution just like the dictator Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro have done in South America. Only a fool would ignore the checks and balances our forefathers created in our Constitution and only a corrupt politician would take office and bypass the law of the land for what he or she believes is for the greater good. Mao Tse Tung did it in China decades ago and in the process murdered 70,000 million people. You see dictatorships killing massive numbers of innocents every day. Please get engaged, I do not want to see my children or grandchildren exposed to a society that embraces radical socialist ideology. Vote them out 2 Nov 2012.

    • Roy

      You mean…70 million people..?

  • s c

    Conservatives have a self-imposed obligation to LIVE UP to their beliefs. Posers who call themselves conservatives (‘Republicans,’ etc.) aren’t bound by this standard. Horse’s patoot McCain is a prime example of a port-to-starboard and back Republican. The rest (progressives and all other forms of freedom-hating vermin), have no standards and have no external or internal pressure to change their ways (it’s easier for them, as they are rarely required to THINK).
    Let posers who want to be thought of as conservative be singled out and forever kept out of conservative circles.
    Why make it complicated? Either people are conservative, or they’re N O T. If they’re not, %^@#* them.

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