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The Ruler recently ordered the U.S. military to attack Libya in an action that was authorized by the U.N. Security Council but not by the U.S. Congress.

In 1998, U.S. Senator Joe Biden introduced legislation to replace the 1973 War Powers Resolution designed to prevent the president from indefinitely committing U.S. forces to a military engagement without congressional approval. Biden said that those who think the president can use military force without prior congressional approval have a “monarchist” view of presidential power.

“[W]hat I call the ‘monarchist’ view of the war power [is] that the President holds nearly unlimited power to direct American forces into action.”

In December 20, 2007, Boston Globe reporter Charlie Savage asked U.S. Senator Barack Hussein Obama if the President has the constitutional authority to bomb Iran without first seeking Congressional approval.

The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation”—Barack Hussein Obama

But that was then, and this is now. And these are Democrats. And the Constitution was written to restrict the powers of a Republican form government, not Democrat rule.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Joe Biden: ‘Framers Intended to Grant Congress Power to Initiate All Hostilities, Even Limited Wars’.

Biden 2007: Should the President Be Impeached for Going to War Without Congressional Approval? 1:27 Video

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