“The Constitution is very clear. Congress is to declare war, not the President.”
Senator Rand Paul
Senator Rand Paul (Constitutional Federalist - Kentucky) had harsh words this week for the White House with regards to the Obama regime’s consistent inching towards a war in Syria.
Lawmakers in the United States continue to debate what role the US should take in the increasingly bloody Syrian civil war, but Sen. Paul said during a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention on Monday that Comrade Barack Obama is asking for the American military to open up a front without waiting for congressional approval reports RT News.
“Even if you believe we should arm Islamic fighters in Syria, shouldn't, at the very least, Congress vote on the matter?” Paul asked of the crowd. “The Constitution is very clear. Congress is to declare war, not the President.”
“Nevertheless, President Obama is moving ahead with plans to get involved in the Syrian civil war, without the authorization of Congress,” he said.
“Last week I was told by the administration, you know what their goal is in Syria? To fight to a stalemate,” Paul said on Monday. “I’ve told them I’m not sending my kids or your kids or any American soldiers to fight for stalemate. When we fight, we fight to win, we fight for American principles, we fight for the American flag and we come home after we win.”
“For our country’s sake, certainly for our soldiers’ sake — for the sake of every veteran who ever donned a uniform and fought for this country — America’s mission should always be to keep the peace, not police the world,” Paul said.
Chairman Mike Rogers (Socialist Republican - Mich.) said in a statement Monday that lawmakers (in a single small committee) decided to approve the CIA plan “after much discussion and review,” despite “very strong concerns about the strength of the administration’s plans in Syria and its chances for success.”
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US Marines deploy to the Syrian border. Three hundred US Marines were deployed in June to northern Jordan to pave the way for the West to arm Syrian rebels. Caesar Obama has deliberately placed US Marines where they could be "accidentally" attacked by just about anyone who is interested.
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|"The power to declare war, including the power
of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively
vested in the legislature."