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“WE’VE BEEN AT WAR ILLEGALLY FOR A LONG TIME NOW”
June 21, 2017
Senator Rand Paul once again proved that he is a Constitutionalist and a principled non-interventionist by reminding the Senate of his staunch opposition to the US being illegally engaged in war for the best part of two decades.
Paul was speaking at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Tuesday, arranged to review congressional authorizations for the use of military force, when he made the argument against military engagement in Syria without Congressional approval.
Paul made specific reference to The War Powers Act, which as he noted has been abused by the government to wage war in the Middle East and beyond.
“Madison wrote that the executive branch is the branch most prone to war; therefore, the Constitution, with studied care, granted that power or vested that power in the legislature.” the Senator noted.
“In no way did…
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