Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Today The Senate Voted To End The War In Yemen


"This is a victory for progressives; this is a victory for conservatives," explained Bernie Sanders right after his War Powers Resolution passed the Senate 54-46, all the Democrats being joined by 7 Republicans-- Mike Lee (R-UT), Steve Daines (R-MT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Todd Young (R-IN). While the voting was taking place, Trump was screeching that he would veto it, claiming it was taking away his power as commander-in-chief.

Alas, when someone gave Trump a copy of the Constitution to read, he nodded off after Article I, Section 7. For his sake and the sake of people who watch Fox Fake News, this is clause 1 of Article I, Section 8-- clear as a bell:
The Congress shall have Power To... provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States.
And just for good measure, here is clause 11:
The Congress shall have Power . . . To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress.

Bernie congratulated his colleagues and the American people: "We can finally begin the process of reasserting Congress’s responsibility over war making. As every school child should know, Article 1 of the Constitution clearly states that it is Congress, not the president, that has the power to declare war."

The House already passed a slightly different version, Ro Khanna's HJ Res. 37 on February 13, with 18 Republicans joining all 230 Democrats, giving Khanna an impressive 248-177 victory for a bill that was angrily opposed by the Trump, Kushner-in-law and the rest of the Trumpist Regime. The House will vote in a couple of weeks to reconcile the two versions.

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At 9:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the Congress next turn to unlimited greed of the war profiteers and their attack dogs in the Pentagon? I'll wait until you stop laughing.

At 6:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the madlib at the end was meant to be funny, but it's more sheepdoggery, soft-selling the truth.

the us has been fascist since 1980.

the us became Nazi in 2018 and the Nazi flag and bible porn illustrates it.


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