In deference to what Jay wrote this morning, Rep. Ron Paul posted an entry at the Daily Caller explaining why he’s suing the Obama administration over Lybia:
Our Founders understood that waging war is not something that should be taken lightly, which is why Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution gives Congress — not the president — the authority to declare war. This was meant to be an important check on presidential power. The last thing the Founders wanted was an out-of-control executive branch engaging in unnecessary and unpopular wars without so much as a Congressional debate.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly the situation we have today in Libya.
That’s why I’ve joined several other members of Congress in a lawsuit against President Obama for engaging in military action in Libya without seeking the approval of Congress.
Dr. Paul even uses Obama’s words against him. But, honestly, does anybody think Barry can’t get away with this? It’s like Johnny Cochran is the Obi-Wan to Obama’s Luke Skywalker. Facts don’t matter.
Then again, I guess that’s what Jay wrote.
Seems to me that the Professor of Constitutional Law, the Senator from Illinois, and the President of the United States ought to be introduced to each other and have a long and thoughtful discussion on Libya and the War Powers Resolution.
In the comments, our own Rodney Graves, everybody.