“SECTION. 8. US Constitution
The Congress shall have Power To…
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and
make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of
Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the
land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws
of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the
Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be
employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to
the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers,
and the Authority of training the Militia according to the
discipline prescribed by Congress;”
As you can see for yourself above, under the Constitution of the United States, the power to declare war is granted only to the CONGRESS and not to the President.
DECLARING WAR IS NOT A PRESIDENTIAL POWER.
HOWEVER, since the end of the Second World War, there has been the rise of ‘Presidential Wars’, undeclared by Congress. In each case, the President and the military establishment, have somehow created a way to CIRCUMVENT the Constitution in order to expedite their particular war, and in so doing they also circumvented the POLITICAL PROCESS needed to unite the country to win a given war.
The result has been, wars in which the citizens of the United States are kept out of the loop, our forces demoralized and confused about our true aims. This is not fair to our dedicated service people who must fight these wars of confusing and conflicting foreign policies.
If, we had instead followed our constitutional process, our forces would not have to go to war without a clear vision and goals. Those would been set and agreed upon from the beginning.
However, without a constitutionally mandated congressional vote to go to war, and a proper declaration of war, there is no one to hold accountable, and thus, the control of wars since the Second World War has been taken out of the hands of the people and instead put into the hands of political and military leaders. THIS HAD LED TO THE MISUSE OF OUR MILITARY, AND THE ALIENATION OF THE AVERAGE AMERICAN FROM THE POLITICAL PROCESS. A political process that is absolutely necessary that each citizen must be intimately involved with, in terms of the defense of our country, in order for us to be strong as we can possibly be on the field of battle when the time comes.
In YOUR judgment, is this a good thing or not?
We cannot live under a military-industrial tyranny feeding a war without end, AND THIS MUST STOP, and we together, must stop now, if we are to save our country and our American Way of Life!
(PLEASE, ALSO SEE THE THOUGHTS OF PRESIDENT EISENHOWER CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE)