Libya and the War Powers Act

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May 19, 2011
Downsize DC
by James Leroy Wilson  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"Downsize DC supports a strong defense. But we DON'T support unnecessary wars. Not under Republican Presidents, and not under Democratic Presidents. We especially oppose non-declared wars which, by definition, are un-Constitutional. This is what makes Obama's war against Libya particularly disappointing. He started a war on Libya without a declaration of war from Congress, or any authorization at all. The President does have one paper restraint. Under the War Powers Act, military action initiated by the President must cease after 60 days unless authorization is provided by Congress. The 60th day since President notified Congress about his attack on Libya will be TOMORROW, Friday, May 20th." (05/19/11)

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