war powers act

Jordan Hayes jmhayes at j-o-r-d-a-n.com
Fri Apr 16 10:58:22 PDT 1999

From CharlesB at CNCL.ci.detroit.mi.us Fri Apr 16 10:40:43 1999

This action by the President is also a violation of the

Constitution. Article I , Section 8 _ Powers of Congress

provides in pertinent part

"The Congress shall have Power ... To declare War".

This is the most simplistic view of constitutionality I've seen in weeks.

War has not been declared!

The President took constitutionally valid actions in discussion with Congress, then reported to Congress as specified in the War Powers Act, and Congress consented to his actions!

Of all the things to talk about, this comes in after last place.


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