By Ron Paul
If there's ever been a law terribly abused by government, the authority to use military force after 9/11 is surely one of them. Article I of the U.S. Constitution is not a set of suggestions! The Constitution is the law of the land, and if government disobeys it, they are quite frankly breaking the law!
Let's hypothetically say that a resolution was passed that miraculously repealed the President's authority to use military force. I personally wouldn't feel much better because there is so much secrecy with the CIA and special forces.
Authority is crucial, and a lot of blame must be pinned on sloppy thinking and internationalism. Despite the fact that the UN was established to bring peace in the world, one of their very first actions was to give authority for war in Korea. The U.S. is still spending money on that decision.
Even with a Presidential election coming up, there is virtually no debate on this issue. At least my son Rand has introduced a bill to repeal the President's authority to use military force. Even when it was discussed during Obama's election campaign, he promised to stop the wars. Instead, he didn't stop two wars and added another one!
Restraining leaders from going to war was a big issue during our revolution. The king (today our king is the President) can't go to war without the consent of the people through the legislative branch. We may have a long way to go, but the majority of the American people agree that we should not go to war so carelessly.
Thank you, and be sure to tune in to tomorrow's Liberty Report!