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September 8, 2013

Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution states that a declaration of war must come from Congress

“Senators” Chambliss & Isakson:

Waging  war against sovereign nations, especially those which are not threatening us, is blatantly unconstitutional, against the founding principles of the United States and in the case of Syria, just plain bad judgement.

The Constitution is clear: only Congress can declare war.  There are very few caveats in the Constitution: no maybe yes, maybe no or sometimes we do and sometimes we don’t; ONLY CONGRESS CAN DECLARE WAR.  One of the few, perhaps, is the natural born Citizen clause whereby a president can qualify if he was a citizen of  the united States at the time of of the Adoption of the Constitution; however, this does not help Obama, as he has never produced non-forged documentation of any citizenship, prior to adoption of the Constitution, or otherwise.

But you will attempt to use the “War Powers Act” to push us into yet another “war.”  However, the War Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1541) shows itself to be unconstitutional in the first paragraph of its Purpose and Policy by stating the bizarreness of “the collective judgement of both the Congress and the President will apply to the introduction of United States Armed Forces . .  but ONLY CONGRESS CAN DECLARE WAR!  The president is the administrator and as such only executes the laws made by Congress;, otherwise we would not have the separation of powers guaranteed us in a Constitutional Republic, if we can keep it.

Further into this very succinct introduction one finds the document contradicting itself but annotating some very specific caveats that Congress uses to invoke this unconstitutional act:

(1) a declaration of war, (yes!, ONLY CONGRESS CAN DECLARE WAR)

(2) specific statutory authorization, or (war is not authorized by statute, only congressional action because ONLY CONGRESS CAN DECLARE WAR)

(3) A national emergency created by attack upon the United States . . .

So the Constitution does not allow waging war against sovereign nations which do not threaten us, nor does the unconstitutional “war powers act”:  warpowers

I would suggest, then, that those who vote to go to war against Syria or any other sovereign nation, without provocation, have committed crimes against the Constitution and should be impeached or worse.

I would also suggest that you read the attached “war powers act” in full and see how you have failed to enforce its provisions when PBO invoked it in past transgressions of the Constitution and American will.

Zeb Blanchard

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