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    letter and spirit of the Constitution. It is bad law, and should not be used in this instance, and perhaps likely, ever used. It is the reason the US is seen as a renegade state. We place too much corrupting power in the hands of one man and hope for the best. That is what Germany did, and they learned the hard way that true Democracy, with checks and balances robust and intact is the only way to survive with moral legitimacy. We are cutting our own throat by continually using the War Powers Act as an excuse to support our only growth industry, war.

    I have no doubt that the President would get his declaration of war. Then it is our duty to see who in Congress supports the Constitution and who supports Empire with impunity. That is called Democracy, and we havent had it for so long, we forgot what it is for.

    This is the heart of the American problem right now. Not enough honest people and too many con men and semantic shysters to understand plain English. Obama has a chance here to turn this around forever here. If we press him, he will do it. If we are cowardly parsers of faulty law used by Conservatives to build Military Empires, we take another step toward eventual oblivion. This is the critical issue of our day. Can we restore democracy, or do we march on in favor or Totalitarianism Lite? We know where that ends when we get a Republican or Libertarian in office.

    Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

    by OregonOak on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 06:36:02 AM PDT

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