Post by J.D. Baldwin Post by A
He only voted for these 2 stupid wars, plus some other
unconstitutional things [...]
I assure you I "get" why people see the wars as a Bad Idea, but what
the hell is unconstitutional about Congress voting to authorize a war?
I assure you there has been *NO* (repeat, *NO) Declaration of War
since Dec. 8, 1941.
Don't believe me? Look it up!
Every war since then has NOT been done via the
Constitutionally-allowed DECLARATION by the Congress.
"Authorizing," "funding," whatever you want to call it as some type
of synonym, is *not* the same thing as a DECLARATION against a specific
country or countries.
I thought you knew that, J.D.
Shame on you.
Post by J.D. Baldwin
That's how it's *supposed* to be done.
Supposedly, what the Congress did in 1917, and in 1941, is only a
180 degree difference than what was later done in 1950, 1964, 1970
(Cambodia, remember?), 1990, and again in 2002 by Congress.
I wonder WHY???
BTW, I presume you also are in favor of the Constitutional: War
on Drugs, War on Poverty, Wars on this-and-that, done exactly the same way
as Congress has been doing (authorizing, funding) on the various wars since
Dec. 8, 1941.
I don't see the War on Drugs, War on Poverty, wars on
this-and-that in the Constitution.
What you say to that?
"Congress shall have Power:
...To declare War, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make
rules concerning captures on land and water;"
---U.S. Constitution (Art. 1, Sec. 8, Cl. 11)