Why is our President trying to create a constitutional crisis over the war powers act. Under the war powers act the President can engage in hostile activities for 90 days or he needs congressional approval. It is clear that US is engaged in hostile activities in Libya, when it sends drones to bomb Khadaffi forces and Military targets. It may be less clear when we’re spending ten million dollars daily to support the NATO alliance in its aggression against Khadaffi. Nevertheless, a large segment of the GOP and the Democratic Party would have supported Obama’s position in Libya if he had chosen to go before Congress. By choosing to ignore the war powers act, the President has set the stage for a constitutional crisis between his right to commit US forces and Congress prerogative to declare War.
Why is our president setting up a confrontation with Congress over Libya?
The principle reason the constitution gives Congress the final authority on war is because the American people must be united in any hostile activities and our forefather’s were concerned about President’s who would set us on a collision coarse without the approval of we the people.
Armstrong Williams is on Sirius/XM Power 128, 7-8 p.m. and 4-5 a.m., Monday through Friday. Become a fan on Facebook- www.facebook.com/arightside, and follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/arightside.