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by Sharon Rondeau

What constitutional authority does Obama have to hold office, much less order air strikes against other countries?

(Mar. 21, 2011) — At least one member of the Democrat Party is raising the issue of impeachment against Barack Hussein Obama for ordering air strikes against Libya without the approval of Congress.

The War Powers Act, passed in 1973, states:

SEC. 2. (a)

It is the purpose of this joint resolution to fulfill the intent of the framers of the Constitution of the United States and insure that the collective judgement of both the Congress and the President will apply to the introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicate by the circumstances, and to the continued use of such forces in hostilities or in such situations.

SEC. 2. (b)

Under article I, section 8, of the Constitution, it is specifically provided that the Congress shall have the power to make all laws necessary and proper for carrying into execution, not only its own powers but also all other powers vested by the Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.

SEC. 2. (c)

The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to (1) a declaration of war, (2) specific statutory authorization, or (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.

Obama “ordered the U.S. military to join U.N.-sanctioned international action against Gaddafi” in an act of treason against the United States of America by disregarding settled law and the U.S. Constitution.  Ironically, Obama said that he gave the order for missile strikes under United Nations Resolution 1973.

Since when does the United States take orders from the United Nations?

On March 8, 2011, the Seattle Times reported that Obama “…has little enthusiasm for military intervention in Libya or for the no-fly zone in particular. Gates has said that beginning the flights would require an assault on Libyan air defenses…”

On July 10, 2009, Obama and Gaddhafi had shaken hands, and it was reported at that time that “Libya now has normal relations with the United States and Ghaddafi.”

But today, March 21, 2011, “U.S. forces joined those of four other countries in launching strikes against Libya on Saturday and… Barack Obama insisted U.S. involvement was limited and only in support of an international effort.”

What about the constitutionality of such an action made by the person acting as president without the approval of Congress or a declaration of war?

Violating the Constitution is not new to Obama, who has been accused of “Posing as an imposter president and commander in chief” in a criminal complaint which has never been answered.  A second such complaint was issued on March 17, 2011, with no response thus far.  Over 3,000 such complaints have been filed with the Federal Bureau of Investigation without a response to date.   Why?

As Japan reels from the earthquake and ensuing tsunami and Libyan dictator Muommar Gaddhafi digs in his heels, Obama is “juggling” these challenges by playing soccer in Brazil.  A “warning” to Gaddhafi to cease attacks on civilians apparently went unheeded.

Perhaps it is no wonder, as Gaddhafi is reportedly still referring to Obama as “my son” as he previously has done in front of the United Nations.  Gaddhafi has also stated about Obama, “The black people’s struggle has vanquished racism. It was God who created colour. Today Obama, a son of Kenya, a son of Africa, has made it in the United States of America.”

On March 17, 2011, an opinion piece posted at Fox News stated that Obama had “still has no defined objectives or plan of action” in regard to Libya.  It is now clear that Obama acted under the resolution of the United Nations when he ordered Tomahawk missiles without a declaration of war nor consultation with Congress.  However, The New York Times reported that Obama had “pushed” for the U.N. “to authorize military strikes against Libya that would target Muammar Gaddafi’s tanks and heavy artillery.”

Even Obama supporter Chris Mathews has asked “with what constitutionality authority” Obama has acted in ordering the Libyan air strikes.  Mathews has also asked Obama to release his original birth certificate to the public, but Hawaii Governor Abercrombie  has reportedly stated that Obama does not have such documentation on file there.

It has been reported that a very small percentage of Americans believe that Obama has demonstrated his eligibility to serve as President and Commander-in-Chief.

So why is the U.S. military following his commands?  Are they also guilty of treason?  What if the commands are not legitimate, as Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin wanted to know?

Is this Treason Writ Large?

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  1. This is more of a question than a statement.I read on the net where at least nine
    hard core democrats are suddenly complaining about Obamas military
    operations in Libya bypassing their authority to have any say at all in attacking
    Libya.The question is now,are these democrats upset with military action ? or
    is it that they see Obama is basically putting their jobs,out to pasture ?
    Since Obama has his czars,maybe he has decided Congress is just so much,excess
    baggage and the democrats have suddenly woke up.Does anyone have an idea ? cheers

  2. stop the complaining and get those criminal charges for treason filed with your local u. s. attorneys office or your nearest f. b. i. office. if you mail them send certified and get a return signed receipt. this is the way to go after obama. the state and federal authorities will be forced to act if they get 2 or 3 hundred thousand of these . a hornests nest will be built around obama.

  3. Rule #1~There are NO Rules! Rule #2~He with the Most Gold, WINS!
    America, Sweet Land of Liberty and the “Land of Laws” WITHOUT LAW-Without SCOTUS-(they say so in 3 separate Dockets, that they will continue to “Legislate from the Bench”, and offer NO OPINION Opinions and DENY their Swearing and Affirming the “Constitutional Oath”)-Federal Judiciary, Military, Law Enforcement and 535 “Representatives??” of the People of this Nation, by Violating their “Oath” are GUILTY of Violation of the “Public Trust”, their Fiduciary Responsibilities and TREASON!!


  5. Looks like LTC Lakin was more correct than his chain of command could ever comprehend. Illegal Orders anyone? I wonder who will get prosecuted now?
    Semper Fi

    1. At least LTC Lakin will only serve six months. This puts all of our military at risk for prosecution by UN International Courts, should they do anything deemed improper. They are also being turned over to a political committee for their commands. Since when did our military receive their orders from a UN committee, which will include Arab leaders?

      He has jumped the shark. The military needs to stand down and refuse to take orders that are unconstitutional. If enough follow, he will lose.

  6. This is all part of the NWO. We no longer have sovereignty. We are a vassal state of the UN. We are simply used for our tax money and then walked over with the big boots.

    I believe that all the members of Congress are being blackmailed and bribed to go along.

    Chicago Politics is Pay to Play. That means you pay corruption money to those in power and they give you what you want for the payment.

  7. Obama is a World Citizen, remember, so he is not bound by any measly little piece of parchment called a (ha, ha!) Constitution. His election and illegal tenure in office prove that the Constitution is just a piece of historical litter.

    1. Don’t say that Harry, The constitution is still the legal law of the land. If we fight for it. Rule by brute force and fraud, bribery and tyranny is not.

  8. There is a proposed 28th amendment (http://www.scribd.com/doc/28752867/Amendment-XXVIII-The-American-Amendment) that includes a lot of tightening up of the Constitution, and one part includes a section intended to control executive branch wars:

    Section 11. (The Power to Declare War)

    Article I, Section 8 – The current wording shall be stricken:

    “The Congress shall have power to declare war,”

    Article I, Section 8 – The following wording shall be added:

    “The Congress shall maintain a bicameral war-powers committee that shall maintain the sole power to declare war when it deems necessary. This committee shall consist of a minimum of six members from the Senate and eighteen members from the House of Representatives. To the extent practical, all political parties of the Congress shall be proportionately represented on this committee. One third of the membership shall be renewed every two years. The senior members of the Senate and House shall act as co-chairmen of the committee. Declarations of war must be ratified by a two thirds majority from both Houses except in cases where American soil is under direct attack and time is of the essence. In those cases a temporary declaration of war may be effected with a two thirds concurrence from each of the Senate and House of Representative members of the committee.

    “Declarations of war, whether temporary or otherwise, must as a minimum consist of the following elements:

    a. A statement of the grievances to include identification of the perpetrators and the victims;
    b. A statement of the goals to be pursued in the prosecution of this war;
    c. A statement as to why diplomacy was either tried and failed, or was not tried;
    d. A definition of the victory conditions to include post-victory goals should military success be achieved;
    e. A definition of the withdrawal conditions to include post withdrawal goals should military failure occur.

    “This committee shall be charged with maintaining its own national security intelligence gathering capability separate and apart from that of the Executive Branch.”

    Article II, Section 2 – The current wording shall be left intact:

    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;

    Article II, Section 2 – The following wording shall be added:

    The President is forbidden to declare war or prosecute American interests by military means except when expressly ordered to do so by the Congress, or when American soil is under direct military attack and time is of the essence.

    In the event that the President deems American soil to be under direct military attack, and unilaterally initiates defensive military measures, but the Congress’ bicameral war-powers committee either votes down or fails to vote in a temporary declaration of war, then the President shall withdraw all military forces that were committed to the endeavor.

    If the President fails to comply in a timely and satisfactory manner to the dictates of the war-powers committee, the President, Vice President, and Secretaries of State and Defense shall be immediately suspended from office and, if necessary, incarcerated until such time as their individual criminal and/or neglectful behavior can be determined in a court of law. The Speaker of the House shall temporarily assume the duties of the President while this matter is resolved.

    If in the case of the President and/or Vice President the outcomes are guilty, the Speaker and President of the House of Representatives shall serve out the President’s and Vice President’s terms, respectively. At the end of said terms a new general election shall be held.


    This is all good and worthwhile if we return to a lawful state of governance. Right now, no one in the federal government obeys the constraints of the Constitution. We have truly been taken over by the communists as they threatened to do fifty years ago.

    1. Does this amendment maintain the power of Congress to issue letters of marque and reprisal?

      Letters of marque and reprisal represent a power written into the Constitution that allows the United States to hire private citizens to keep international waters safe. Used heavily during the Revolution and the War of 1812, letters of marque serve as official warrants from the government, allowing privateers to seize or destroy enemies, their loot and their vessels in exchange for bounty money.

      Ron Paul makes a good argument that these letters could be used today:

      “The Constitution gives Congress the power to issue letters of marque and reprisal when a precise declaration of war is impossible due to the vagueness of the enemy,” Paul wrote in a press release. “Once letters of marque and reprisal are issued, every terrorist is essentially a marked man.”

    1. to jack and all —— i listened to lt. cdr. fitzpatrick on web america today. i believe he has the best idea going. everybody needs to file treason charges against obama with the f. b. i. or in their local communities. a hornets nest can be built around obama and the state and federal authorities will not be able to run away from arresting and prosecuting him. right now there are more than 3200 charges filed. that number needs to multiply by 10 and then the next number by 10 and obama will be acted on fast. i am filing mine tomorrow morning. there is no excuse for all the people that really want obama brought down not to act on this.

  9. Well just my opinion,but apparently Barack Obama,The U.N. and The US Military
    have gone rogue with the attack on Libya and if Congress doesn’t get the message by now that their services are no longer required then I suggest they
    just don’t have the intellectual capacity to understand.So many good Americans have tried in every way they know how to stop this dangerous folly,to no avail.May God have mercy on our souls.


  10. It seems odd that nothing is done in a like manner as Libya, in places like Sudan, etc. where dictators have been and still are killing civilians and others who oppose the reigning dictators and their thugs. Double standards.

  11. Congress, Senate, Supreme Court, et al, I guess you can now add one more crime to your buddy-list, herein following… http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/26650 Are you all feeling proud yet, of your management capabilities??? and for your role in the “aiding and abetting” in the total destruction of what was once a great nation. Shame on all of you cowards, SHAME, SHAME, SHAME.