House GOPers shred Constitution with permanent war

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May 11, 2011
The Nation Blog
by John Nichols  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"House Republicans like to talk -- and talk, and talk -- about their regard for the founders and the Constitution. House Speaker John Boehner, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-Tea Party, and their circle even attempted -- in unsettlingly bumbling manner -- to read the document into the Congressional Record at the opening of the current Congress. Now, however, with a backdoor plan to commit the United States to a course of permanent warmaking, they are affronting the most basic premises of a Constitution that requires congressional declarations of all wars and direct and engaged oversight of military missions." (05/11/11)  

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