More than 150 Congress Members Demand Vote on Syria

Is Obama the President … or the “Concluder”?

Politico notes:

Already Thursday, more than 150 members of Congress have signaled their opposition to airstrikes on Syria without a congressional vote. House members circulated two separate letters circulated that were sent to the White House demanding a congressional role before military action takes place. One, authored by Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), has more than 150 signatures from Democrats and Republicans. Another, started by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), is signed by 53 Democrats, though many of them also signed Rigell’s letter.

Quite a few Congress members have pointed out that launching a war without Congressional approval is unconstitutional.

Britain – which didn’t pass the Constitution – let its Parliament decide.

Congressman Amash said today:

After the vote, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) tweeted that such a motion “would fail in Congress, too.” He later tweeted: “UK Parliament votes on going to war. Congress votes on critical things, too, like renaming post offices.”

The American people are as opposed to a strike on Syria as the Brits.

But in the same way that Bush called himself the “Decider”,  Obama is now acting like the “Concluder” regarding war with Syria.

Indeed, Obama – like Bush – has proven that he’s not very interested in following the Constitution.

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  • Eric Hodgdon

    “Quite a few Congress members have pointed out that launching a war without Congressional approval is unconstitutional.”

    And, Congressional approval is unconstitutional also, unless a declaration of war is made and then passed.

    One more time folks:
    68 years of National Empire State Activities (NESA) is un-American, un-Constitutional, and illegal. Moreover, nationalizing the federal system furthers IT from legitimacy.

  • pied cow blog

    And in the event that Congress were to debate the contemplated attack, you actually think that this bunch of bought-and-paid-for “representatives” would put the kibosh to it?

    History would suggest quite the opposite.

  • Tonto

    I’m still waiting to hear from my members of Congress concerning why the U.S. bombed Libya back into the Stone Age, and, why Hillary Clinton was not brought up on murder charges for having bragged about doing in Moammar Gaddafi.

  • UNF

    Decider = Concluder = Dictator

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    DOW recovers!!!!!… Looks like Congress is between a rock and a hard place. The DOW is going to collapse if we attack Syria … affecting their investments….
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