Ron Paul: I appreciate you holding these hearing. You know, since World War II we’ve embarked in the wrong direction. We’ve been fighting all these wars with no declarations. So the War-Power issue is a key issue, and hopefully we can get to the bottom of it and not expand this power. But I think we get a pretty good idea about where the executive branch comes from, and I’m not so sure it would be unique for one party or the other. But the current office of the legal council to our president has said that it was necessary, it was okay to go to war to defend the credibility of the United Nations Security Council. I think that is an outrage. We’re supposed to be defending the constitution, not the United Nations Security Council. But this is not new, we did it in Korea, we ignore it sometimes, now we ignore it in Libya. The War powers resolution, which was set up in 1973, was supposed to curtain this. Technically, it was deeply flawed, but it actually legalized war for 60 days, which always drifts into 90 days, and even our presidents ignore that. So this is a mess, and you know, it’s not all that complicated. Why do we complicate this for ourselves unless it’s deliberate? Because we have a law, the law is called the constitution. We’re not supposed to go to war unless there’s a declaration. We’ve been fighting this a long time and the American people are sick and tired of it, it’s draining us, it’s draining us financially, and now we’re into … how many wars are we in now? Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, now Libya. We don’t even know to the extent to how much we’re involved in these countries. So we in the Congress demand or should demand our responsibilities again. It should be up to us when we go to war and not to the executive branch.