“Where is the so-called conservative Republican leadership on the issue? There doesn’t seem to be any outrage about the unconstitutional attack on another country or any demand that President Obama obey the Constitution. “
It seems that since the end of World War II, the United States has been in an almost continuous state of war without a formal Declaration of War having been passed by Congress. Our political leaders from both political parties have been using a loophole called the United Nations to circumvent our Constitution and send our young men and women into combat. Our current president, Barack Obama, has taken it a step further in disregarding the constitution by not even consulting with congress before he committed the American military to yet another unconstitutional attack on a foreign country.
This is no coincidence since the United Nations Charter was authored by a Rockefeller aide and globalist named Alger Hiss, who was later convicted of being a communist spy for Russia. Circumventing the sovereignty of individual nations has been the globalist’s plan all along and the United Nations has been the change agent for this plan.
When all presidents are sworn in, they take an oath of office to “…preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Perhaps they should take an oath to obey the Constitution. The U.S. Constitution clearly states that only Congress has the power to declare war, and to make all the laws necessary to engage in military conflict. The War Powers Resolution subsequently passed by congress defines precisely what is required of the President before military action can begin, but even by those loose standards, the President still has no constitutional authority to commit the American military to engage in hostilities if we have not been attacked.
If President Obama wanted to involve the American military in the internal matters of Libya or any other country, he is required by the U.S. Constitution to make his case before Congress and put it to a vote.
Several times before the attack on Libya, Mr. Obama issued conflicting statements on the necessity for military invention and whether or not there should be a no-fly zone established over Libya to protect civilians. At no time did he contact congress concerning the issue. I believe that Mr. Obama’s flip-flopping and indecisiveness must be viewed in the context of his overall desire to change America’s approach to international affairs from one of unilateral decisions being made by a sovereign nation, to some sort of radical, deferential, globalist approach that cedes our sovereign decisions to the United Nations and other equally corrupt international bodies.
When the United Nations Security Council approved the resolution authorizing the use of force against the Libyan government, our president ordered the U.S. Military into action almost immediately without the knowledge or approval of Congress. It is a dangerous situation when only one person, even if he is the President of the United States, uses the authority of the United Nations to wage undeclared war without the consent of the Congress of the United States. His actions cannot go unchallenged or there will be no limitations on his power.
Mr. Obama’s actions should be of great concern to all American for they clearly show that Mr. Obama refuses to accept the limitations placed on our federal government and the office of the President by the Constitution and that he apparently considers the United Nations to be a higher authority than Congress and the sovereignty of the United States.
Where is the so-called conservative Republican leadership on the issue? There doesn’t seem to be any outrage about the unconstitutional attack on another country or any demand that President Obama obey the Constitution.
For example: In a statement released after the U.S. military assault on Libya had begun, John Boehner, Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, said it was “unacceptable and outrageous for Gaddafi to attack his own people, and the violence must stop,” but Mr. Boehner never once mentioned Obama’s unconstitutional decision to take action against Libya without consulting Congress. What about the Constitution Mr. Boehner?
In the Senate, Republican Senator John McCain also did the two-step around the constitutional issues and instead criticized President Obama for not moving quickly enough in his UN-permitted action against the Libyan dictator. “He waited too long, there is no doubt in my mind about it,” said McCain who seems to have missed the point that the President has a constitutional obligation to go to the Congress before committing the American military to attack another country.
Bombing Libya, killing members of their military and creating a no-fly zone is an act of war. What would we do if another country or countries (with United Nations approval) created a no-fly zone over the United States and shot a few missiles into our country?
The United Nations has been granted no legal authority over the American people or our government because the UN does not derive its powers from the consent of the American people. Americans need to stop thinking that the United Nations has some legitimate, legal authority over our country. It does not! Americans have a choice. We can follow the U.S. Constitution and protect our freedoms, liberties and sovereignty, or we can continue to contribute billions of dollars to a bottomless pit and submit to the unconstitutional interference by the United Nations in our country’s and other country’s internal affairs.
Perhaps, the time has finally come for Americans to rethink the value of our membership and participation in the United Nations. The evidence is clear. Not only should we get out of the United Nations, but maybe it is also time for the United Nations to get out of the United States as well.
Global governance and the New World Order are growing stronger under our current President. When high ranking government officials from only a few nations can meet with representatives from the United Nations and issue an order for the bombing of a sovereign nation, using U.S. military assets, without Congressional approval, this ladies and gentlemen is global governance by the New World Order using the United Nations as a tool of control.
This end run around the Constitution by President Barack Obama must be rejected and our American national sovereignty must be reaffirmed as the only legitimate authority that governs the citizens of the United States.
The Congress of the United States has the duty and responsibility to make Barack Obama obey the Constitution and to limit his powers based on the Constitution. He is slowly becoming a dictator because as president, he has refused to enforce laws that he disagrees with; he has refused to abide by court decisions that he disagrees with and now he refuses to obey the Constitution that he has sworn to uphold.
Mr. Obama must be held accountable for his actions and Congress must act immediately. If members of both houses of Congress do not do their job in 2011, many of them won’t be around after the election of 2012, that is, if our Republic survives that long.