“He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.”- The United States Constitution
Is it just me, or has President Obama broken the law? If Clinton deserved to be impeached because of ONE LIE, then Obama needs to be hauled in front of a Congressional Committee asap for breaking the laws laid out in the War Powers Resolution. Has our Congress gone spineless? No, don’t answer that- we all know they have. Or have they grown so corrupt? Don’t answer that either. We, the PEOPLE, demand that Congress make war. You know, the people that speak for each of us? The people we can fire if they fail to do our bidding? The people we can hire?
Is anyone else feeling helpless in the face of Obama’s growing power and refusal to use Congress as his law making body? He uses the Department of Justice to say what is constitutional. Which laws he will pursue and which laws he won’t. On his own authority- not the courts! He uses the EPA and the Department of the Interior to make powerful new laws that affect our economy- even our national security. Because allowing or not allowing domestic oil production has everything to do with national security and our economy. He also uses them to force us into failing ‘green’ energy, which enriches his friends and impoverishes us.
- He simply announces that he does not need to show up to Congress to explain his use of United States military resources and personnel? What? Did he really say that?
- Remember he said he would use federal campaign funds and then just didn’t?
- Remember he said he would close Guantanamo and then just didn’t?
- Remember he said he would pull troops out of Iraq and then just didn’t?
- Remember he said he would not nation build and then just did?
Why, oh, why are we, the PEOPLE, not outraged? Why is there deafening silence from the Republicans when he simply refuses to consult the legal war-making decision body?
I will tell you why. The Republican Party is corrupt, that is why. Even Charles Krauthammer dared to say that it would be the worst thing in the world for the Republicans to force Obama to answer the War Powers Act. Why did he say that? Because, he explained, then the Democrats would hold a Republican president to the same standard! Oh, the horror!
What has our nation become, people? I don’t care what side of the aisle you sit on. Allowing one man to make war for all of us is the most dangerous step our Congress has made in US history. Beware, oh, beware, my friends. Because the day one man can control the military is the day that military can be used against its own people. Observe Syria, Libya, Cuba, Venezuela.