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Published on Aug 1, 2011
Obama violated his oath to the U.S. Constitution and betrayed the trust of the American people because he had no right to involve our military in a war in Libya. His violation of the Constitution is a wrong against all U.S. citizens, not only those who trusted him when he made these explicate statements in order to gain our trust. He tricked people into voting for him. We are being robbed of our rights which are stipulated in our Constitution. We have rights, the primary one is our right to our Constitutional republic. The father of the Constitution warned of exactly this abuse of power on the part of a president, James Madison explained how our Constitution was deliberately designed to prevent a president from doing what Obama has done. "In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace to the legislature, and not to the executive department." Our Constitution was deliberately designed to prevent Obama from doing what he explicitly promised he would not do if we entrusted him to uphold the Constitution!
War Warning from Madison, 4th US President: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F5iBd... "In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace to the legislature, and not to the executive department. Beside the objection to such a mixture of heterogeneous powers: the trust and the temptation would be too great for any one man: not such as nature may offer as the prodigy of many centuries, but such as may be expected in the ordinary successions of magistracy. War is in fact the true nurse of executive aggrandizement. In war a physical force is to be created, and it is the executive will which is to direct it. In war the public treasures are to be unlocked, and it is the executive hand which is to dispense them. In war the honors and emoluments of office are to be multiplied; and it is the executive patronage under which they are to be enjoyed. It is in war, finally, that laurels are to be gathered, and it is the executive brow they are to encircle. The strongest passions, and most dangerous weaknesses of the human breast; ambition, avarice, vanity, the honorable or venial love of fame, are all in conspiracy against the desire and duty of peace." James Madison September 14, 1793 http://representativepress.blogspot.c...
"The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation." - Candidate Obama, in 2007, answering what he himself described as "essential questions.": "These are essential questions that all the candidates should answer. Any President takes an oath to, "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." The American people need to know where we stand on these issues before they entrust us with this responsibility -- particularly at a time when our laws, our traditions, and our Constitution have been repeatedly challenged by this Administration."
"Obama's late 20o7 statements about executive power were not some off-the-cuff remarks about an ancillary issue. Rather, they were part of a statement he prepared in which he cited numerous key legal advisers (Cass Sunstein, Greg Craig, Laurence Tribe, and Jeh Johnson [now the DoD General Counsel who told him he must comply with the WPR]). More importantly, the questionnaire he was answering was exclusively about executive power: one of the central concerns for Democratic voters in the Bush era. In the questionnaire, Obama himself explained why these issues -- and his answers -- were so vital: These are essential questions that all the candidates should answer. Any President takes an oath to, "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." The American people need to know where we stand on these issues before they entrust us with this responsibility -- particularly at a time when our laws, our traditions, and our Constitution have been repeatedly challenged by this Administration. Obama himself urged voters to pay attention to the candidates' answers on executive power and to rely on them before deciding whom to "entrust" with the responsibility of the awesome powers of the Oval Office." - Glenn Greenwald, Salon: http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/gle... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5Jusp... http://tinyurl.com/ObamaViolatedOath