So the real debate has started concerning the Constitutional process regarding the use of our military, and the responsibilities of Congress in limiting wars (or ‘kinetic actions’) executed by the Executive branch.
A full, proper debate takes the participation of the entire Congress and political spectrum – not just one faction or party.
THIS IS AN AMERICAN PROBLEM
As I’ve said for years – this is an American problem, not just a partisan problem.
American citizens also have a responsibility to participate in this debate, and provide oversight of our elected officials in all branches of government, on all matters – especially when it comes to sending our sons and daughters to kill and die.
In order to get a full understanding of the basis of this debate, we must start with the US Constitution: https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution-transcript
Congressional responsibilities and limitations are contained in Art. I, Sec. 8, specifically including…
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
Executive powers are laid out in Art. 2, Sec. 1….
The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States;
Then we must return to the original 1973 War Powers Resolution (alternately called an ‘Act’): https://www.loc.gov/law/help/usconlaw/war-powers.php
LIMIT EXECUTIVE WAR POWERS
How does this 1973 Act alter the Constitutional balance on matters of war?
Clearly, the stated alterations of 1973 were in response to the Vietnam Operation – which was not a war declared by Congress but a quagmire unconstitutionally perpetuated by Executive branch.
Note that the UN Korean Operation was also a military situation the #DeepState committed us to before the War Powers Resolution of 1973 – again, via the Executive branch.
We find that, despite the generations of media propaganda otherwise, the War Powers Act was meant to prevent the President’s ability to wage unlimited war, but has instead been used to justify a global, perpetual war environment using the US military.
WE ARE NOT THE WORLD POLICE
Since the Deep State #SwampMinions have misused the War Powers Resolution of 1973 (including the use of the media), it needs to be repealed – or Congress will have to pass new measures to emphasize their responsibilities and powers as they relate to war (as they have done with this latest resolution regarding Iran).
Congress must declare wars and use letters of Marque and Reprisal. UN directives and perpetual kinetic actions by Executive branch alone is not only unacceptable but criminal.
We must restore the balance of powers intended by our Constitution. This latest resolution and further debate is necessary in doing so.
I applaud all the members in the House and Senate (party irrelevant) who have stepped up to do their duty on this matter, and standing up for our military members – and especially honoring the Vietnam Veterans who were forced into a terrible foreign civil war via the draft.
Our sons and daughters, best and brightest, are not slaves to be directed to die at the whims of the corrupt.
They are noble patriots who deserve to fully enjoy the rights and privileges of being Americans too.