Wednesday, March 30, 2011

An Illegal War by any other name is just as unconstitutional

"I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone. Obviously that involves kinetic military action, particularly on the front end." -- deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes
Kinetic military action? Is that all Liberal have? Well I suppose ‘War is Peace’ is already taken so they couldn’t use that mind-bending manipulation. Did you ever think you’d see the day that after Code Pink and Cindy Sheenan’s camp Casey down in Crawford Texas harassing George W. that Liberal’s would be defending an illegal war? (see story)

Now Liberal’s are gathering around with their best John Lennon voices singing, “All we are saying is give war a chance!” Now that is hope and change. Way to go Barry!

What I find most paradoxical is every one of these new peacehawks are actually defending what they falsely accused president Bush of doing. They are defending an illegal war. It like Karma came back with a can of kick butt and said, “You lied about Bush waging an illegal war so you’re going to wage one!”

In the last few days, Obama administration officials have frequently faced the question: Is the fighting in Libya a war? From military officers to White House spokesmen up to the president himself, the answer is no. But that leaves the question: What is it? –Byron York

No Bush didn’t find Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq, but one thing he did do; he got Congress’s permission to go into Iraq before the mission. In fact, Bush did it by the Constitution concerning Afghanistan and Iraq. Congress was consulted beforehand and they gave authority in both cases.
Section 1. This joint resolution may be cited as the "War Powers Resolution".

Purpose and Policy

Sec. 2. (a) It is the purpose of this joint resolution to fulfill the intent of the framers of the Constitution of the United States and insure that the collective judgment of both the Congress and the President will apply to the introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, and to the continued use of such forces in hostilities or in such situations.
(b) Under article I, section 8, of the Constitution, it is specifically provided that the Congress shall have the power to make all laws necessary and proper for carrying into execution, not only its own powers but also all other powers vested by the Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.
(c) The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to (1) a declaration of war, (2) specific statutory authorization, or (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.


Sec. 3. The President in every possible instance shall consult with Congress before introducing United States Armed Forces into hostilities or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, and after every such introduction shall consult regularly with the Congress until United States Armed Forces are no longer engaged in hostilities or have been removed from such situations. (source)
Barry Hussein Soetoro didn’t consult Congress before he started bombing Libya he just took it upon himself to engage in an illegal war. However if it makes you Liberals feel better call the president’s illegal actions a Rose.

But whatever you call them let it be known that Conservatives are not going to play along with your redefinitions any longer. A rose is a rose and illegal kinetic military action still violates the constitution of the United States.

Anyone who illegally authorized kinetic military action in Libya may be interested in retiring to Federal Containment Condos. I’m pretty sure you may lease them for a very long time. After all the landlords of those Condos are the American people. And the last I checked the American people do not approve of unauthorized kinetic military action.

We feel that those who engage in illegal kinetic military action should retire to our government funded containment condos before something really crazy is done like starting an illegal war.

1 comment:

  1. Al, apparently Liberals like to play games with words; and this is what your site highlights: For example; in the CONSULTATION section first line; Sec. 3. The President in every possible instance shall...SHALL...the White House Libs will contend that the word SHALL does not mean REQUIRED or MUST. Conservatives and the vast majority of Americans know what SHALL means but like Clinton said "it depends on what you mean by sex" back in the 1990's when questioned about his sexual romps with Lewinsky. Liberals love to tweak definitions to justify their arguments and reasons for doing things. It's all in the words and language they create. Great article.