There is a way to gain the whole world. It is to gain the people, and having gained them, one gains the whole world. There is a way to gain the people. Gain their hearts and minds and then you gain them. Mencius
I also believe for short military campaigns the President, as CIC, has the sole authority and responsibility for the use and actions of the armed forces to achieve a specific and limited objective. Panama, Haiti, Somalia, and now Libya.
1) Executive: The President is CIC in accordance with the US Constitution and is well within that authority to order US armed forces into Libya. The President should seek Congressional approval before conducting military actions or shortly thereafter.
2) Legislative: US Congress and Senate: The President must get Congressional approval in 60 days. If Congress believes the President is deploying the armed forces outside his Constitutional authority they can impeach him and send it to the Senate for trial.
3) Judicial: The SCOTUS will judge any impeachment trial in the Senate.
BTW, why aren't you ARealLibertarian?
Last edited by Ron Mars; 03-24-11 at 08:27 AM.
The national security of the United States can never be left in the hands of liberals.