posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 11:39 AM
Originally posted by Spookycolt
The Republicans want to know how President Obama was able to use military force in Libya last year.
Well the republicans may want to check their own legislation, particularly the War Powers Resolution.
50 USC § 1541 - Purpose and policy
(c) Presidential executive power as Commander-in-Chief; limitation
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.
Now number 3 is the most important because the President could twist it around to say it qualified under this section. There's no set definition of
this particular clause in any great detail.
the "the war powers resolution" was voted into law by a veto proof margin, by a democrat majority in both houses.
you might want to check your own parties legislation.
matter of fact maybe you should go back and check the history of the democrat party, and their tyrannical legislative history.
maybe start in "1913"
The Sixty-third United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United
States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D.C. from March 4, 1913 to March 4, 1915, during the first two
years of Woodrow Wilson's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Thirteenth Census of the United
States in 1910. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.
October 3, 1913: Revenue Act of 1913 (Federal Income Tax), including Underwood Tariff
December 23, 1913: Federal Reserve Act, ch. 6, 38 Stat. 251, 12 U.S.C. § 221, et seq.
November 16, 1914: Federal Reserve Bank opened
do democrats ever read anything, or just blame all of their shortcomings on the other guy.
edit on 7-2-2013 by bjax9er because: (no reason given)