President Trump, Congress, United States discussed on The American Electorate

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You told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right but I'd like to suggest there is no such thing as a left. There's only Komo down. It starts off with a short snippet of an article that came out almost cheese and brexit. It's going to be almost four years ago and how are routinely reference article because it has a lot of information. This article was titled America's Knowledge of the branches of government is declining later on in the piece. There's a paragraph title of war taxes in religion. It reads in a series of multiple choice questions. Americans were divided a what the United States constitution says about which branch of government has the power to declare war but clear on what it says about taxes and religion. But I want to focus on the First bullet-point nearly four and ten so thirty nine percent incorrectly said the constitution gives the president power to declare war over have so fifty four percent new. The constitution gives the Congress the power to declare war. No I know the study was from four years ago. But judging from the reaction from the Syrian situation. I'm a well Nabet. The curve percentages the same if not lower. which isn't all that surprising? We all well no that Congress hasn't declared war since World War Two which also means we didn't declare war in Korea Vietnam Grenada Panama Iraq Bosnia Afghanistan Iraq again and Libya. You can also add places to list that we've Joan like Yemen Iran Somalia Pakistan and so on so taking all all that into account. It's no wonder why so much confusion about what powers the president has to wage war and that brings us to the war powers resolution. Two different things. I want to go over today. I is some of the official warning of the war powers act on the. US coat website and second is a piece on the war powers back down by history DOT com. But I if it's a warning so there's a lot here and I mean a lot so I'm going to link you to. It's in the show. I'm not should you want to read it off if you for some reason to have that kind of time on your hands but I want to highlight what I believe are the three most important section as it relates to what's going on in Iran Section fifteen forty one fifteen forty two am fifteen forty three I fifteen forty one purpose and policy. A congressional declaration is the purpose of this shepherd to fulfill the intent of the framers of the constitution of the United States in sure that the collective judgment judgment of both the Congress and the president will apply in the to the introduction of US Armed Forces in hostilities or into situations where imminent involvement movement of hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances and to the continued use of such forces and hostilities. In such situations be congressional legislative the power under necessary and proper clause under Article One section eight of the Constitution is specifically provided that Congress shall have the power to make laws necessary Assyrian proper for carrying into execution now only its own powers but all the powers vested by the Constitution in the government of the United States or in any department or officer thereof. See Presidential Executive Power as commander in chief limitation so Here's something that's actually important. Powers the president as commander in chief to introduce United States armed forces into US diligence or into situations where imminent involvement in. Hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances. Awesome stances are exercise only in the pursuit to one a declaration of war to specific statutory authorization or three and national emergency created by by an attack upon the United States its territories or possessions or armed forces so that's important because what are we defining as his possessions and are you going to hostile. Hi Let's say an embassy under possessions so I to be honest. I'm I'm not actually sure but moving on so next section fifteen forty two now this action I do you think can be read one of two ways one cutting in favor and not in favor of the Jones strike that killed Casella Mani. Listen to this and make your own and judgment. Initial in regular consultations the president. In every possible instance show consult with Congress before introducing United States armed tauruses into austerity or into situations where imminent involvement in. Hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances and after every such introduction shall shall consult regularly with the Congress in the United States armed forces are no longer gays and hostilities or have been removed from such situations her soul the main word there is possible. You know possible possible. What's possible I guess I could pull a total Bo Clinton say depends on what your definition of possible is now it could have just sat in every instance. The President Shall Consult Congress. But it doesn't and I feel like that can give you so much leeway to kind of do what you want as he most people making eminence the opportunity thing to focus on but to me this makes the case against that. But you'd be the judge now onto the third fifteen forty three reporting requirement. Now only going to read the second half of a because because that's the only relevant factor here at least to me. The president shall submit within forty eight hours to the speaker of the House of Representatives and to the president pro tempore of the Senate ed report in writing setting forth a circumstances necessitating the introduction of US armed forces be the constitutional legislative authority under which such such introduction took place or see the estimated scope of the duration of hostilities or not included in their line says military actions must end after sixty sixty days unless Congress provides a war or an authorization for the operation to continue now onto the second piece from history dot Com titled the War Powers Powers Act. I'm would you start at the paragraph title origins of the war powers act in all kinds of comment as I go through it. In the United States Constitution the power or to make war shared by the executive and legislative branches as commander in chief of the military the president is charged with directing the Armed Forces Congress meanwhile vested with the power to declare war and raise and support armies. These provisions were traditionally interpreted to me that Congress can approve American involvement in overseas wars by the nineteen seventies however many lawmakers have grown weary over the presence deploying armed forces abroad without first consultant Congress. President Harry Truman had commuted. US troops to the Korean War. Boris part of the United Nations police action and President Kennedy Johnson and Nixon had overseen the long and controversial undeclared conflict during the Vietnam War legislative efforts to rainy presidential powers coal as during the Nixon administration disturbed by revelations about the Vietnam conflict including news that Nixon had been conducting a secret bombing campaign in Cambodia media the House and Senate crafted the war powers. Act as a means of reasserting congressional already. Over Foreign Wars Presidential Challenges Ages President Nixon was an early critic of the war powers. Act Any veto. The law on the grounds that it was unconstitutional and dangerous. Check on his duties as commander in chief of the Military Tehri in a message accompanying his veto. Nixon argued that the resolution would attempt to take away by Amir legislative act authorities which the president has properly really exercise under the constitution for almost two Hundred Years Congressman on to override Nixon Veto. But he wasn't the last chief executive to Bristle at the restrictions of the.

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