Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Not On the News

Seems that there's a rather big something out there that the news isn't telling us about. Surprise! After you see what it is, and no matter where you stand on the substance of the matter, maybe you can tell me, WHY is it not being reported?

The something is House Concurrent Resolution 107, introduced March 7, 2012, by Rep. Walter B. Jones, R, NC.

The resolution's purpose is to express, "the sense of Congress that the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution,' except when there's been an actual attack on American territory, or there's an imminent attack. In other words, if passed, this resolution could form the basis for impeachment of President Obama for using military force (in Egypt and Syria, for example) without Congressional approval.

Now, I've been rather clear about my liberal leanings, and I'll even cop to having voted for the President with high hopes that he'd operate differently than his predecessors. But I'm going on record now--the House and the Senate should pass this resolution, because:

A) The Constitution pretty clearly and expressly requires exactly what the resolution says; and

B) What Obama, and Bush before him, and a whole line before them, have been doing is systematically usurping authority to such an extent that by the order of one person, the entire nation can be tossed into war, for years or decades; can be required to pay back the debt financing of the same; and can be forced to live with the economic and practice consequences of war (as we have been for some time), without that person ever having to convince another human that it's necessary or a good idea. That illegal and immoral process is killing this country, and it should stop now.

It's just a pity they didn't do the same thing years ago.

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