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Rand Paul: Obama Should Read Constitution to Avoid Allying with Al-Qaeda

Paul says that only Congress can declare war on Syria.

Kit Daniels
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.”



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Only McCain is on board with Obama.

According to Huckabee no one else he knows or has interviewed supports US intervention. Interesting that Huck had Rand on his show.

Yes, the Constitutional

Yes, the Constitutional scholar and law professor should brush up on the Constitution...he obviously had someone else do his homework.

We spent over a trillion

We spent over a trillion dollars fighting Al-Qaeda. Now we're paying them for their services? WTF?