Saturday, March 10, 2007

Does Congress Have War Powers?

Does Congress have sweeping powers to manage the conduct of wars? HELL YES!!!
Despite all the Republican crap claiming otherwise, the Constitution defines them pretty clearly, and here is an article written by Matthew Rothschild for The Progressive that explains it very well.

Congress has every Constitutional right to cut off funding, limit the length of a war, and basically determine all the parameters of the conflict. All of the authority that George Bush claims is NOT his by right, and if he continues to exercise authority not granted to him, he can and should be impeached and removed from office.

Unfortunately, drawing and quartering, drowning, burning at the stake, shooting, strangulation, and hanging are punishments reserved for other criminals, so I'll settle for impeachment, even though this man is directly responsible for over 700,000 deaths so far.

Anyway, Congress DOES have the power, and WE have to make sure that we take every opportunity to let them know that we KNOW they have it, and had better use it.


Brad Eleven said...

I agree. My new Representative--or at least his staff--seem to listen when I call. I haven't gotten any letters back for the ones I've written. Somehow, this is better than the form letters I get from both of my Senators.

I'll keep telling them; thanks for the reminder.

TX-CD22: John Cornyn, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Nick Lampson (at least we got rid of Tom DeLay).

JohnDWoodSr said...

Brad eleven,thanks for the comments here and above. In a way, you're lucky to have someone who listens-I'm stuck with the infamous Jean Schmidt as my rep. She is a paragon of vapidity who will never break with the Bushies.