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Joe Biden: War Without Congressional Authorization Should Warrant IMPEACHMENT

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"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."

~Senator Barack Obama
December 20, 2007

They can't claim they didn't know.

UPDATE: Constitutional firestorm over Libya war and Biden's past impeachment words greet returning Obama:
http://latimesblogs.latim...

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Round em up and stick their asses in Guantanamo indefinitely and let them be tried by the same unconstitutional system they set up.

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Now even more impeachable:2200 Marines going to/already in Libya

Now, we have another land war. Any doubts now about this being an impeachable offensive?

Camp Lejeune Marines To Libya
By Shumuriel Ratliff / Reporter
POSTED: 6:22 pm EDT March 20, 2011
UPDATED: 9:42 am EDT March 23, 2011

About 2,200 Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, or 26th MEU will take part. Their mission is to help end the violence directed at the Libyan people.

http://www.wcti12.com/news/27257042/detail.html

26th MEU aims to safeguard Libyans, key city
3/21/2011 By Capt. Richard K. Ulsh , 26th MEU

USS Kearsarge, at sea — In an effort to safeguard the Libyan populace and infrastructure in and around the city of Ajdabiyah from further attacks by regime forces, 26th MEU, as part of Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn, launched a second round of strikes by AV-8B Harrier jump jets, March 20.

Conditions set forth by the U.N. Security Council towards resolving the unrest in Libya included the removal of Libyan Leader Muammar al-Qadhafi’s forces from Ajdubiyah. These latest strikes by the MEU aimed at preserving the sanctity of the city and the safety of the civilians within it.

“Our primary concern was ensuring the people inside Ajdubiyah were safe from Qadhafi’s artillery and tanks,” said Col. Mark J. Desens, commanding officer of 26th MEU. “Everything we are seeing following these strikes indicates that his forces are now less capable of threatening the town than before.”

http://www.usmc.mil/unit/26thmeu/Pages/26thMEUaimstosafeguar...

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oh well, thank goodness they changed their goals

I was about to say "ground infantry are not effective at enforcing a no fly zone".

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I agree with Joe Biden

I never thought I would say that, but on this issue, I agree 100%. You know what you have to do now, Joe.

Would Impeachment Hearings "strengthen the Dollar"?

...or...fuel racial divisions(among other things) that will pit the "working poor" against "the rich"...what a GREAT distraction while the wars continue and GROUND TROOPS get introduced to Libya.

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Wow. All these lawyer politicians. . .

Can they remember what they so emphatically declared in. . . 2007?

"The President does not have

"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."
~Senator Barack Obama"
December 20, 2007

Upon further investigation, I was wrong, there is Constitutional authority under the UN Treaty. Mar 2011

Article VI
"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding."

The US President did not go to war, the UN did. The President has no choice but to follow the supreme law of the land.

The only answer to this is to get out of the UN.

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Article VI

The Supreme Law of the land is the U.S. Constitution, and laws and treaties of the U.S. are valid only when made "in Pursuance," and "under the Authority," thereof.

Treaties override State constitutions and laws; they don't override the Constitution of the U.S. To invalidate the Constitution by treaty is logically impossible, since it would make treaty superior to what has already been declared "Supreme."

The Constitution can be changed only through the amendment process, not by law or treaty.

and the Laws of the United

and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof;

"made in Pursuance is in reference to "Laws of the United States which shall be made", Treaties are a part of these laws. Notice the semicolon at the end of in Pursuance thereof.

"Patrick Henry lectured against it (the Constitution) in the Virginia State House for three weeks, criticizing the Constitution, warning that it had been written “as if good men will take office!” He asked “what they would do when evil men took office!”. “When evil men take office, the whole gang will be in collusion,” he declared, “and they will keep the people in utter ignorance and steal their liberty by ambuscade!”. He further warned that the new federal government had too much money and too much power and it would consolidate power unto itself, converting us “into one solid empire.” And the President with the treaty power would “lead in the treason.”

Treaties can override the Constitution, this was argued EXTENSIVELY during the debates for and against the ratifacation of the Constitution. Many articles from that time can be found, many arguements that the way it is written the power of treaties could become superior to the Constitution itself.

It was ratified as it was written with the simply VERBAL assurances, "that wouldn't ever happen...".

There was one representative, can't remember his name at the moment, that state that if all else about the Constitution was perfect and agreeable to him, that he could not vote for ratification based upon that one single clause alone, the clause about the power of Treaty.

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However

Treaties canNOT override the constitution. That is like saying that the UN can ban arms in America...opps.

The UN doesn't have power to

The UN doesn't have power to compel us to pay our dues, let alone go to war.

Secondly the UN is not even suggesting they are compelling us to attack Libya. Currently it is authorized by their process. Problem is, it has not been authorized via our process.

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What a thrill!

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Good work I have been pushing

Good work

I have been pushing this for 36 hours now. Wheeee!

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made my day seeing it

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I think it's pretty clear

I think it's pretty clear that presidents and vice presidents don't call the shots. The military industrial complex along with the oil companies and bankers are the ones who run the show.

We don't have a government, we have a PR agency for the special interests.

That may be the case, but the

That may be the case, but the buck stops at Obama.

He has the power to end this (he's had the power to end all of this). And he's failed.

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lol

where is he now?

he has been pretty quiet lately.

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update video

I hope that's okay to add that video?
Hopefully this will be easier to spread and get
the point across?

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What Do They Have On Obama?

Seriously, this war might be the undoing of his Presidency and it's so in direct violation of everything him and Biden have said in the past.

How can they b.s. their way around this? The UN must have threatened to reveal his true birth place, haha.

Honestly, it is because Obama

Honestly, it is because Obama has nothing to gain from not going to war.

If he doesn't go to war, his Progressive base already hates him for his other failures and won't rally to him.

The Democratic base is with him as long as he keeps his rhetoric leftish and does not go off the deep end.

The Ron Paul guys might tip their hats to him, but they won't abandon Ron Paul for Obama.

The Tea Party base will say he isn't invading them because he's a secret Libyan Muslim anti-colonial socialist communist fascist nazi atheist who hates America.

The Republican party, including talk radio, will villify him as a coward and a weakling if he doesn't attack. And the American populus as a whole HATES weaklings being the President. They like strong, tough guys. Look at how Hannity and Limbaugh (along with McCain and Grahame) started criticizing Obama for starting the air raid too late!

And the MIC will hate Obama and withdraw their campaign funding.

This isn't an excuse for Obama. The President is not supposed to be a simple man caving into his desire to retain his power.

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