Despite not having even a smidgen of constitutionally required congressional approval to wage war, Obama announced on September 10 that he would be launching even more military attacks in the Middle East. Under the guise of attacking the “Islamic State” — a terrorist group his administration literally built up in the first place — the president plans to arm more jihadists and put more American lives at risk, all on his own. Some U.S. lawmakers faithful to their oath of office, though, are speaking out, calling on the president to obey his own oath to the Constitution and obtain necessary authority from Congress prior to waging even more war.
The irony here is most satisfying: The flag that for generations symbolized dissatisfaction with government overreach triggered the move by the city to rewrite its code.
Created to bring about an Article V convention, the predominantly Republican Assembly of State Legislatures drew Democrats to its second meeting and vowed to attract even more.
The Obama administration wants everyone to know that it claims the power to conduct dragnet surveillance of American phone records and that it is not going to bother revealing the source of that authority.