“The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation…”
Senator Barack Hussein Obama, December 20, 2007.
Despite being 100% correct when he made the above statement, just days ago President Obama ordered U.S. military action in Libya, based in part on the authority of the United Nations Security Council and the recommendations of senior advisors including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the National Security Council’s Samantha Power, and Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, all of whom were pressing for military action based on humanitarian concerns.
The President chose not to consult Congress, instead sending a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) telling them of the strikes on Libya under his constitutional authority as Commander-in-Chief – well AFTER the initial attacks.
Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle agree the President should have consulted Congress BEFORE any action was taken.
Consider Vice President Joe Biden’s words referring to proposed actions of then-President George W. Bush:
“The president has no constitutional authority to take this country to war… unless we are attacked or he has proof that we are about to be attacked… If he does, I would move to impeach him…”
And yesterday, in one of several long and intense interviews concerning his outrage over President Obama’s unilateral decision to authorize military action in Libya, Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) called the President’s action “impeachable.”
The American People, must call for the proper use of constitutional authority, accountability, transparency, and respect for the rule of law – in short, we must defend the Constitution of the United States!
Liberty Counsel’s “Defend the Constitution” Declaration issues this directive (among others) to President Obama and all those who hold public office at the sovereign will of the voters…
“We the People of the United States of America demand that our President, our elected representatives, governmental appointees, judges and justices, and any other government official adhere to the authority and rule of law as defined by the Constitution of the United States of America and its Bill of Rights.”
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Only the American people can stop this tyranny before President Obama and his confederates succeed in remaking the United States of America into a socialist third world nation. In my nearly three decades of work in the legal arena and in public policy, I have NEVER witnessed a more blatant and perpetual disregard for the Constitution!
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In addition, the Handbook includes the text of Patrick Henry’s immortal address to the Virginia House of Burgesses on the eve of our first Revolution.
Unquestionably, there is a distinct pattern to the Obama Administration’s attacks on the constitutionally prescribed checks and balances at the heart of our form of government, and it transcends any particular issue.
Quite simply, the Obama plan is to increase the power and authority of the Executive Branch while diminishing the power of the other two branches. Such abuses are inevitable when one branch of government seeks to overpower the others. Perhaps the greatest single example of the Obama Administration manipulating and bullying the
other branches was the outrageous process through which healthcare “reform” was signed into law one year ago.
The healthcare “reform” law and the manner in which it was passed demonstrate that under the Obama Administration and its leftist officials and “czars,” the Constitution of the United States is being systematically dismantled… in order to form a more socialized union!
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