Ron Paul: Obama Violated War Powers Resolution

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News Anchor: Congressman Paul thank you for joining us, first of all, you think the president does not have the right to engage the U.S. in the NATO led effort in Libya without Congress’s approval. Today in his press conference, the president made clear that he believes the law does allow him to make this commitment on his own, listen to this for a moment if you would.

Barack Obama: I’m not a Supreme Court Justice, so I’m not going to put my constitutional wall professor head on here, do I think that our actions in any way violate the war powers resolution? The answer is no. So I don’t even have to get to the constitutional question.

News Anchor: Simply sir, what’s your reaction?

Ron Paul: That’s a horrible statement, no he should get the constitution, he doesn’t have to be a constitutional lawyer, you take an oath of office to obey the constitution, if we don’t know what it says, how can we take the oath? The constitution is very clear, you don’t go to war without a declaration. I agree there’s some confusion with the war powers resolution because technically it legalized war rather than prevented war. So I don’t particularly like that bill, but even it’s a law of the land, even that he has violated, because he can’t go to war by talking to the United Nations and NATO and refusing to talk to the Congress, I think this is so sad and the kind of thing that I have been fighting with both parties for decades now, I think it’s taken one step worse because he’s been a little bit more aggressive in declaring that he is the unitary president, that he can do what he wants, he doesn’t have to tell the Congress, so I find it rather sad, that he has taken that position.

News Anchor: We’ll get back to the question of consulting Congress, but first I want to ask you about a point Senator John Kerry raised, as you know he is the chair of the foreign relations committee in the Senate, and he raised the point that if Congress wanted a say in this, they actually had a chance, listen to this…

John Kerry: You’re saying the president violated the process here and didn’t come to the Congress. He did come to the Congress, he sent us a letter requesting us to do the authorization and we didn’t do it, that’s the simple fact here.

News Anchor: He’s saying that Congress dropped the ball at the very beginning, do you acknowledge that Congress could have done something and didn’t?

Ron Paul: They could have done a lot more a lot sooner that is true, they shouldn’t have waited for more than 90 days, they should have immediately let the president know that he was violating war powers resolution and the constitution. But I don’t know what he’s talking about on the appropriations, he has no explicit appropriations for this war, so he doesn’t have the money and he doesn’t have the authority and we’re slipping into another war, and nobody can even count the wars, nobody knows whether this is number four or number five. With a country that’s flat out broke and we allow our presidents to do this, this just means that the constitutional process and the economic situation this country is totally out of control.

News Anchor: Foreign relations, today the president said, you raised the question of consultation, today the president said that the criticism he has not sufficiently consulted with Congress is actually just partisan politics. He says he has consulted with Congress repeatedly had people in repeatedly addressed this issue repeatedly, so are you using this issue simply to score political points?

Ron Paul: He hasn’t called me and he hasn’t come to the Congress and the Congress is everybody and if you follow the laws, the law says, the constitution says if you go to war you have to have a declaration and you can’t replace that with saying “Well we had a UN resolution, we went to NATO.” Many years ago after World War II when NATO was set up, Mr. Republican Robert Taff said “Don’t get into NATO because before you know it, we’ll use NATO for having us slip into these wars” and his predictions were exactly right. The sovereignty of this nation depends on us and not the UN and the constitution is the law of the land, and we don’t have to be constitutional lawyers to understand that, we don’t need lawyers to tell us what to do and not to do, because we shouldn’t be in office if we don’t understand what the constitution says, it’s plain and simple. But he’s not the first, it’s been going on for so long, matter of fact Truman was the first one to do it, he went in under the UN resolution, I’m sure if I’d have been in Congress back in 1940 well 1950 I’d have been as outraged as I am now. But that’s a slippery slope and unfortunately, it’s a large participant in our bankruptcy, right now it’s estimated that wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the new estimates will be over $4 trillion, it’s so hard to estimate at a time when we can’t even pay for medical care for people in this country.

  • jameskruess

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    freedom.
    dr. ron paul has to be supported from anyone who cares fro freedom no matter from where.
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  • jameskruess

    dr. paul -last chance for preventing aramgedon, I see bad but here this- tv should show George green a former insider on some tv program. obama is a hitlerlike hoax puppet intriguing America in wars and making country deliberatly broke. Kissinger, the nazi pope , soros, the nazi husband from queen Elisabeth, Brzezinski terrorist inventor , slim and kravitz are a danger to humankind.

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  • CrackaStoleMyBoat

    ron paul is a faggot chump who hates niggers

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  • Brett Istre

    obama sickens me! He is a new world order puppet! He is acting like a dictator, does anyone else see whats going on here? I must say, ever since I found out the truth about our goverment, the media, ect… Ive been feeling sick, and what makes me so sick is the mass of Americans who are still in denial, you are going to get us all killed! I support Ron Paul to the fullest and he needs ALL our support! WHY HASENT THERE BEEN ANYTHING DONE ABOUT THE US GOVERMENT’S LIE ON 9/11? WHY ARENT THEY IN PRISON? WAKE UP AMERICA! INVESTIGATE! DONT JUST REMEMBER SEPTEMBER11th, REMEMBER WACO! GOD BLESS AMERICA, I MEAN THAT LITTERALY, PLEASE BLESS US, WE NEED IT!

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    • Michael

      If god was anything more than an imaginary sky fairy then he surely wouldn’t be blessing the US. Try Santa or Peter Pan, you might have better luck. Or Easter bunny maybe. At least you might get a chocolate egg for your trouble.

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  • urlocaldumbguys

    ron paul 2012

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  • TrueHellMedia

    Obama is not fit for president. We need Ron Paul if we are EVER going to make any progress.

    Ron Paul 2012!

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    • Michael

      You can’t have ron paul, he’s just a silly old man who likes to con people out of money to support his losing campaign. For equally crazy try Bawwwkman or Palin.

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  • http://www.gematrix.org/?word=un+b+tinkered+haarp+wms United Nations needs to be demolished now

    There is problem. United Nations using haarp weather modification system to flood United States.

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    Especially people in this country disagree on Obama plans.

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    • Michael

      Yes, this is typical of ron paul supporters. Batshit crazy!

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  • John Ziobrowski

    Mr. Paul, please comment on George Bush, he lied about Iraq, put two military operations on the credit card, crashed the stock market, is responsible for todays situation, gas was the highest ever in 2008, etc. How do you compare yourself to George W. Bush????? Thank you.

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    • SeattleBruce

      Really? While you’re at it why don’t you demand his comments on Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon and LBJ, k?

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  • katnap72

    The same man, a former Senator who grilled Gen. Petreus on Iraq, now says he doesn’t have to get to the Constitutional question? The look of disbelief on RP’s face is priceless! That really was a horrible statement.. the man has lost his bag of marbles!
    Ron Paul 2012!!

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  • leomeyer11

    what part of congress declairs war dont you get obama? yet you claim to know something about the constitution. go figure.i would highly suggest you to google 100 anti war quotes and see what the founding fathers thought about this alone with famous generals and reagan himself meet the new boss same as the old boss. unconstitutional wars, bailouts, patriot act, nafta, executive orders, lobbyist, pac money, no transparency government and obeying the neo cons

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  • ganjamerch

    no one is above the law obama is a criminal and he snuck his way into the white house hes a fucking thief obey the constitution you fucking animal you cant do whatever you want i dont understand how hes not impeached yet

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  • IblewuponyourfaceIII

    RON PAUL YOU GOT MY VOTE.

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  • joe

    if ron paul runs on TSA and LIBYA, he will be president in 2013. he needs to slam obama with these 2 topics, like TRUMP slammed obama and the people loved it. America hates obama, America hates TSA, America hates Obamas illegal war in Libya. give America its voice, give America its outrage.

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    • Michael

      Come on now, you can’t be serious about ron paul ever winning? Even for whackjob baggers this guy is fringe psycho. I mean even the psycho Bawwwkman would wipe the floor with this old geezer’s ass.

      Go ron! Go away and stop stealing money off the suckers.

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      • Libertarian777

        Go Michael! I mean progressiveinamerica, or whatever your name is. Please keep sending your troll friends to this site. We appreciate more eyeballs and nonsensical messages.

        If you’d like to contribute to meaningful debate, even better, but keep sending the trolls.

        We all know Ron Paul’s message getting out is directly proportional to the number of trolls. Keep it up! Only you can prove how ignorant the masses are.

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  • phi1washere

    Impeachment of Obama should begin!

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  • BEEPBEEPVRROOMVRROOM

    Go Ron Go!

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  • MrLibertad2012

    Se ve, se siente Ron Paul Presidente! All latinos for Ron Paul! Lo mejor para America!

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  • jhart1981

    hey asshole obama, didnt you go to school to be a const. lawyer..this is so pathetic

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  • tranceemerson

    she likes to repeatedly say repeatedly.

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  • katnap72

    That was the most despicable answer I’ve heard from any U.S. president! I mean seriously, is this guy for real?? I can’t wait to hear Andrew Napolitano’s comments on this take!

    Ron Paul / Andrew Napolitano 2012!

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  • hardkoregamer999

    FUCK OBAMA AND HIS MAMA!!!

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