at work in

      .... and America waits.
The War Powers Act in full force!

Tell Congress to stop this nonsense now! Congress is supposed to write LAWS... NOT manage the details of the Executive Branch... That's why we elect a President.

Here's what Alexander Hamilton said about it in Federalist Paper # 74...

"THE President of the United States is to be 'commander-in-chief of the army and navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several States WHEN CALLED INTO THE ACTUAL SERVICE of the United States.' The propriety of this provision is so evident in itself, and it is, at the same time, so consonant to the precedents of the State constitutions in general, that little need be said to explain or enforce it. Even those of them [the states] which have, in other respects, coupled the chief magistrate with a council, have for the most part concentrated the military authority in him alone. Of all the cares or concerns of government, the direction of war most peculiarly demands those qualities which distinguish the exercise of power by a single hand. The direction of war implies the direction of the common strength; and the power of directing and employing the common strength, forms a usual and essential part in the definition of the executive authority....."

Oh! Cry the ill informed... I don't want to see all that power given to a single person.

Well... All that power in a single person worked for 200 years, through the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, WW I, WW II, and Korea. It failed once, in Vietnam, because Congress failed to do its duty and pull the purse strings!

Hamilton addressed the point, also in Federalist # 74. He said:

"....The answer to this question has been anticipated in the investigation of its other characteristics, and is satisfactorily deducible from these circumstances; from the election of the President once in four years by persons immediately chosen by the people for that purpose; and from his being at all times liable to impeachment, trial, dismission from office, incapacity to serve in any other, and to forfeiture of life and estate by subsequent prosecution in the common course of law. But these precautions, great as they are, are not the only ones which the plan of the convention has provided in favor of the public security. In the only instances in which the abuse of the executive authority was materially to be feared, the Chief Magistrate of the United States would, by that plan, [The Constitution] be subjected to the control of a branch of the legislative body. What more could be desired by an enlightened and reasonable people?"

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