A new nuremberg moment

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    By Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., Ph.D., J.D.
    September 6, 2013
    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Mark Twain reputedly quipped that, although History does not repeat itself, it often rhymes. Such is surely the situation today. Everything that transpires within the Disgrace of Columbia seems in an uncanny manner to echo what transpired during the late 1930s—albeit in Germany, not the United States. [/FONT][FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]
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    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]In particular, Americans are now confronted with the possibility that Mr. Obama, as the putative “President of the United States” and “Commander in Chief”, may seek the authorization or other approval of Congress for an order directing American Armed Forces to launch some kind of attack against Syria—but also that, based upon his supposedly inherent and independent “war powers” as “Commander in Chief”, he may order such an attack, whether Congress approves or not, or even if Congress specifically disapproves.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]To describe Mr. Obama’s position as “absurd” would be to exercise the greatest excess of Christian charity. For it does not rise to the level of absurdity. To demonstrate this, one need merely ask, “To exactly what ‘war powers’ independent of Congress does Mr. Obama refer?” As usual in such inquiries, the answer is to be found in the Constitution.[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]It would seem there is some confusion about the president's authority to "make war like a mad man" as Inspector Javerts recently claimed.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]I'm bringing in a real authority on the constitution to prove him wrong. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif]Hope this clears up the many misconceptions being bandied about.
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    #1 poncho, Sep 9, 2013
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