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Thread by @ThomasWictor: "(1) @justinamash tries to mislead you. (2) He says that the War Powers Act--or War Powers Resolution--passed by Congress on November 7, 1973 […]"

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(1) @justinamash tries to mislead you.
(2) He says that the War Powers Act--or War Powers Resolution--passed by Congress on November 7, 1973, makes Trump's actions unconstitutional.
(3) This is a lie.
(4) The Constitution says THIS about the president's powers.

Article II, Section 2:
(5) "The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States."
(6) Here's the power Congress has.

Article I, Section 8:
(7) "To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water."
(8) ALL of those require that Congress haul its collective fat, drunk, corrupt ass into the chambers and yak endlessly, in total partisanship and dishonesty.
(9) The US CONGRESS stopped declaring war after 1942.

Why?

Because Congress itself understood that a nation can't undertake time-sensitive missions if the collective fat, drunk, corrupt asses of the Congress are making the decisions.
(10) The War Powers Resolution of 1973 has been seen as unconstitutional BY EVERY PRESIDENT SINCE NIXON.

It limits the US to purely defensive actions taken only when the US is involved.
(11) Since the War Power Resolution was passed, presided have authorized over 120 military actions without getting permission from Congress.

loc.gov/law/help/war-p…
(12) The ONLY PRESIDENT who submitted a written report to Congress describing his decision was Gerald R. Ford, in the case of the Mayaguez Incident.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayaguez_…
(13) On May 12, 1975, the Khmer Rough seized the American container ship SS Mayaguez.

Ford ordered that a rescue mission be undertaken.
(14) Here's what CONGRESS said to Ford.

fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/docume…
(15) THIS WAS THE CONSENSUS.
(16) Ford set the precedent that a president can authorize a single operation without having to go to Congress.

AND all presidents view the War Powers Resolution as unconstitutional.
(17) EVEN THE MAYAGUEZ INCIDENT was politicized.
(28) Let's go back to Congress's constitutional powers:

"To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water."
(29) These powers allow for NO RAPID ACTION in today's world.

Democrats claim to be good global citizens.

The Constitutional allows for NO RAPID ACTIONS to respond to violations of international law.
(30) And that was one reason Ford took action.
(32) The War Powers Resolution is UNTESTED LAW.

You DO NOT want Congress declaring war, because that gives them INCREDIBLE power over YOU.

Ted Lieu would define the entire parameters of your life.
(33) This is one of the greatest quotes of all time.
(34) Just GROW UP.

The only way we can function is if the president can authorize individual strikes that serve multiple functions.

Again, the War Powers Resolution is UNTESTED LAW, and the Constitution says NOTHING about who is allowed to authorize single strikes.
(35) Gerald R. Ford set the precedent.

Until someone CHANGES that with BETTER, more EFFICIENT laws, then I'm fine with presidents authorizing individual strikes...
(36) ADDENDUM: @drawandstrike points to disgraced former congressman Blake Farenthold, who had to resign because of corruption.

Do you want THIS GUY making all the decisions on time-sensitive military issues?
(37) I want a RATIONAL government.

Let the president authorize SINGLE STRIKES.

The Constitution and the current laws say NOTHING about single military strikes.

PURE STUPIDITY...
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