People quoting the Constitution need to read the Constitution.
President Trump responded to a brutal attack on innocent people via chemical warfare. What goes on in other countries most certainly does affect America. We have already had beheadings, bombings, and shootings, related to terrorism, in America. This brutality is not limited to other countries.
To think that we could never have chemical warfare in America is naive. President Trump sent a message that America will not condone or look the other way when terrorism strikes in other countries, nor … will we have it happen here. There will be retaliation.
The President had every right to do that. And, no, he did not bypass our Constitution, in doing so.
Rand Paul is wrong on this one. Surely he knows this. If he doesn’t, he doesn’t need to be alluding to the Constitution. If he does, then he is deliberately misleading the public. And, no, I don’t know why.
President Trump did nothing illegal. Those saying he did, should explain … how this is so, and why no one commented on the Drone strikes, which killed people … innocent people … during the last administration … for a lot less. In fact … in September 2016, a drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, intended to target Islamic State fighters, killed at least 15 civilians and injured another 13, according to the United Nations. Where is the outrage, or concern about that?
Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution states : Congress has the “Power To Declare War.”
Again, President Trump did not address the nation and “declare war,” last night. He responded to a horrible attack, sending a message, that it will not be tolerated. He was within his constitutional right, according to our U.S. Constitution.
(reposted from Debbie Barth)