Our Crazy, Evil Government When It Comes to War

On February 17, President Obama signed into law S. 188. Introduced by Senator John McCain, this bill designates “the United States courthouse under construction at 98 West First Street, Yuma, Arizona, as the ‘John M. Roll United States Courthouse.'” It passed the House by a vote of 429-0 on February 9. It passed the Senate by unanimous consent on February 1.

Only in America does it take an act of Congress to name a building, but no congressional authorization whatsoever to go to war against a country that has not threatened the United States.

Author: Laurence Vance

Laurence Vance holds degrees in history, theology, accounting, and economics. He has written and published twelve books and regularly contributes articles and book reviews to both secular and religious periodicals.

32 thoughts on “Our Crazy, Evil Government When It Comes to War”

  1. Excellent point Mr. Vance. Isn't it Congress that's supposed to declare wars and stuff like that there? Golly, it seems like I remember reading that somewhere. Oh yeah, the Constitution of the United States of America. Hmmm, the Obama must have had that part redacted. Oh wait, the Obama is our 'commander-in-cheese' so he can do that?

  2. I'm not sure we should take our stand on whether or not the legalities were observed in launching this latest war.

    There are more than enough warmongers in Congress that a vote to declare war is a foregone conclusion. They'd do it if we insisted, but in the end it wouldn't change anything.

    1. We should still abide by the rule of law, though, regardless of the outcome. If we abandon our laws, how will we survive as a nation when our laws are the only thing that stands between us and collective moral collapse?

      (One could argue the point we've already passed that threshold, but you see my point.)

  3. Where’s the antiwar movement since bush left office. All I heard from the left was bush lied. We are still in Iraq and gitmo is still open and not a peep from you lefties.

  4. The good news is that means they might have not gotten congressional authorization, so they didn't ask. Always look on the bright side of life, toodle loo, do doo doo doo doo …

  5. From the experts at Wikipedia: The War Powers Resolution of 1973 (50 U.S.C. 1541–1548) was a United States Congress joint resolution providing that the President can send U.S. armed forces into action abroad only by authorization of Congress or if the United States is already under attack or serious threat. The War Powers Resolution requires the president to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action and forbids armed forces from remaining for more than 60 days, with a further 30 day withdrawal period, without an authorization of the use of military force or a declaration of war. The resolution was passed by two-thirds of Congress, overriding a presidential veto.

    1. I have been under the impression that those 60-days forces the President has at his discretion are the Marines. Once their 60 days is up, the POTUS is required to secure a Congressional declaration of war or begin withdrawal of those forces.

      Of course, my info is some 20-odd years old from the time I was in the Marines; if anyone has updated info on who can go where and for how long without a declaration of war by the Congress I would be most interested.

    2. Once the troops are there though, it is very difficult to remove them. The president can always make a "patriotic" plea to "support" the troops. Most of the congress, knowing how this will play out with brainless Americans, will immediately fall into line.

  6. I have to hand it to you Mr. Vance, your post struck a depressing chord with me.

    I do think though that this latest intervention has far less public support than did Afghanistan or Iraq when those wars initially started. Let's hope that this intervention pits the "non-interventionists" within the GOP, both principled (Ron Paul, Walter Jones, Rand Paul, etc.) and unprincipled (George Will and Peggy Noonan), with the neocons in the GOP with Obama. Somehow I see the politics shifting in our favor on this one.
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  7. The president can care less about the people or the law.Even with the fact that in school he learned what the constitution says about the rules of engagment.Wake up people America needs to impeach Obama and put Bush and his war mongers in jail for war crimes and the congress at least the ones that don't follow the constitution need different jobs and charged for not following the laws they swore to upholed.The US used to be looked up to now people no about the past and the crimes commited but now at least we are getting the advantage of knowing about them when and sometimes before they happen.The laws need to be used or the America we thought we had will never be and i'm not American I'm from Canada.

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  10. I have been under the impression that those 60-days forces the President has at his discretion are the Marines. Once their 60 days is up, the POTUS is required to secure a Congressional declaration of war or begin withdrawal of those forces.
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    Of course, my info is some 20-odd years old from the time I was in the Marines; if anyone has updated info on who can go where and for how long without a declaration of war by the Congress I would be most interested.

  11. The power of the Executive Branch is vested in the President of the United States, who also acts as head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and, to that end, appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including the Cabinet. The Vice President is also part of the Executive Branch, ready to assume the Presidency should the need arise.

    1. Yet, you talking bout it so easily. I dont think it will make any different anyway. This will be a tought decision. You already know about it right?

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