I completely agree with the headline, “A Vote Of No Confidence Is In Order.” And I’m even willing to hope that Ed Rogers’ conclusion about how Congress should vote on Syria wins over the war hawks.
“If Republicans can limit the president’s authority to wander and blunder on the world stage, there is a moral obligation to do so… The only thing worse than no response from America is a floundering response, so Congress should stop it while they can.”
But Rogers’ editorial is a toxic brew of lies, even apart from his mendacious charade that there is real proof that Assad used chemical weapons.
“I guess the White House wants to pretend that the humiliating debacle America is suffering — in front of the world — isn’t happening.” No, Obama is humiliating himself. America has an unprecedented opportunity to show honor. The question is: Will Congress drag America into Obama’s humiliation by approving his latest new effort to help anti-Christian jihadist, terrorist forces in Syria?
“But no, for the first time ever, an American president is saying, ‘The buck does NOT stop here.’” What? That saying was first invoked by the Democrat, New-Dealer, and corrupt Harry Truman, FDR’s “successor and a Democrat. Later, Jimmy Carter featured the Truman’s sign on his own desk. Is that re-assuring to conservatives? Truman was a man with as little respect for our Constitution as Rogers shows in his editorial.
The Constitution is unambiguous. The buck stops with Congress when it comes to war. Obama’s actions in Libya were illegal. He should be impeached for pretending the buck stops with him. He would be committing treason to attack Syria without a mandate from Congress. Rogers, like John Kerry and many others is publicly pretending that treason is law and that refusing to commit another act of usurping treason constitutes dereliction of duty. Presidents have been operating illegally for so long that public figures are now certain they can lie about the Constitution with impunity (though, notably, Bush went to Congress for Afghanistan and Iraq!).
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