[ICV] NEWS 25 May 2015

May 25th, 2015 at 5:26 pm CST
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Independent Conservative Voters

Memorial Day 2015

Fact:  America worships its military.  It has all the trappings of a religion.  Just as the Romans worshipped Mars, he remains one of our favorite gods today.

Fact:  There are soldiers and there are warriors.  They are not the same thing.  Even when they wear the same uniforms, the difference is in their heads. 

Remind your legislator that only he/she has the Constitutional authority to declare war.

Why has Congress abdicated its war-making powers?

The Constitution is not unclear on the war-making powers of Congress.  Article I, Sec. 8:
“The Congress shall have power to…

  • To declare war…;
  • To raise and support armies…;
  • To provide and maintain a navy;

The President of the United States does not have the authority to take this nation to war.  Nor does the Security Council of the United Nations.  Yet both have done so in recent years, and both Republican and Democrat presidents have been guilty of usurping the authority of Congress.

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