Started by AlfredDrake, December 13, 2014, 04:43:24 AM
Quote from: AlfredDrake on December 13, 2014, 04:43:24 AMI'm sure you guys have been all through this, but I was curious. Is the War Powers Resolution of 1973 constitutional?
Quote from: supsalemgr on December 13, 2014, 04:51:30 AMWhat do you think about it?
Quote from: AlfredDrake on December 13, 2014, 05:11:13 AMI think that congress was given the power to declare war and they should do it as soon as possible after it becomes necessary, which is probably a lot sooner than 60 days. And if they vote for a draft, their children should be the first to go. Is it constitutional? I don't know from a legal standpoint, but it seems that they found a convenient way to shirk their responsibility.
Quote from: supsalemgr on January 11, 2015, 09:26:39 PMCan congress initiate a declaration of war or does the initial request have to come from the president? I am of the opinion we should declare war on Islamic terrorists.
Quote from: Darth Fife on January 12, 2015, 01:45:39 AMI believe they can, but I don't think there is a president who would want to be caught behind the power curve in a situation like that. To declare war on something, you have to be able to readily identify it. While some elements of Radical Islam are easily identifiable, others are not. Then again, why declare war on Radical Islam and not, say, The Irish Republican Army - both use terroristic tactics and both have killed innocent Americans?
Quote from: Solar on January 12, 2015, 02:08:54 AMThe IRA disbanded it's terrorist tactics in 2006.