Reps. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Donna Edwards (Md.), Mike Capuano (Mass.), Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), Maxine Waters (Calif.), Rob Andrews (N.J.), Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas), Barbara Lee (Calif.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) “all strongly raised objections to the constitutionality of the president’s actions” during that call, said two Democratic lawmakers who took part.
Kucinich, who wanted to bring impeachment articles against both former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney over Iraq — only to be blocked by his own leadership — asked why the U.S. missile strikes aren’t impeachable offenses.
Kucinich also questioned why Democratic leaders didn’t object when President Barack Obama told them of his plan for American participation in enforcing the Libyan no-fly zone during a White House Situation Room meeting on Friday, sources told POLITICOAnd liberals fumed that Congress hadn’t been formally consulted before the attack and expressed concern that it would lead to a third U.S. war in the Muslim world..
It's a tough pill to swallow when we agree with Waters, Capuano and Kucinich - but at least this group of democrats has the decency to call out the constitutionality of Obama's going to war with Libya without Congressional approval.
Obama has turned the three branches of government into a dictatorship. He has subverted the structure of the counsel of an appointed cabinet by simultaneously appointing his own 'czars' outside of the outside of our power structure. He believes he has the power to overturn SCOTUS, nullify law and now, he goes to war with another country - possibly starting World War III - without any respect for the powers, checks and balances of the Constitution of the United States.
If you want to implement a no-fly zone and fire missiles at another country, you need a declaration of war.
Folks, it's time to pull out our bell bottom pants, tie-dye shirts and love beads and start thinking about war protests and demands for impeachment in front of the White House.
We need a good short little ditty - three or four words that we can keep chanting and repeating in the public square. Maybe we can dig something up from the 60s.