Rand Paul: Obama Should Read Constitution to Avoid Allying with Al-QaedaSubmitted by RonPaul4Prez2016 on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 19:33
Paul says that only Congress can declare war on Syria.
August 29, 2013
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) stated today that the U.S. government should obey the Constitution to the letter and that only Congress, not the president, can declare war on Syria, which he does not believe is an immediate threat to U.S. national security.
“We have a separation of powers,” he said in a radio interview on the Mike Huckabee Show. “The Constitution says that when we go to war, Congress declares war and the president executes the war.”
“If the president is contemplating war or contemplating offensive action against Syria, there should be a joint session of Congress and he should try and convince us for the need for it.”