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Old 06-13-2009, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Tyburn
Of course he can declaire war.
Wrong.

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What are you saying its up to Congress and NOT the President????
Right.
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Who suggests War??
Doesn't matter.
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Isnt it the President who puts it to Congress??
Sometimes.
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Are you saying the President Cant over rule Congress?
Absolutely.
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are you saying Congress could go to war without the President???
Theoretically, yes.

What you don't seem to understand, Dave, is that America is not England with a few changes. We have a system of Checks & Balances in place so that no particular branch is able to rule over/dominate the others. It is Congress's duty to decide whether or not we go to war. Period. End of sentence. It doesn't matter who's idea it is, who suggests it, or who pushes for it. If Congress says "War", then America's at war. If Congress says "Peace", then America's at peace.

Now, the President is the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, so if Congress says "War", he could theoretically say "No thanks" and not send troops, but that's never happened.

Seriously, before you start getting on your intellectual high-horse & try to tell Americans about what our country is/does/says/etc., perhaps you should read the Constitution. It's painfully clear from the comments you make that either you've never read it or never understood it.
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