Unlimited War Powers: US Constitution May Soon Become a ‘Dead Letter’

US senators are about to grant the president the authority to wage “unlimited war for as long as he or his successors may wish,” former Republican congressman Ron Paul notes, adding that if they succeed in passing the legislation the American Constitution will be all but a “dead letter.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Lindsey Graham are seeking to provide President Obama and his successors with the authority to wage unlimited wars without restrictions on time, geographic scope, or the use of ground troops, former congressman and two-time Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul emphasizes.

The move may become “the most massive transfer of power from the Legislative to the Executive branch in our history,” the American politician warns.

“President Obama has already far surpassed even his predecessor, George W. Bush, in taking the country to war without even the fig leaf of an authorization. In 2011 the president invaded Libya, overthrew its government, and oversaw the assassination of its leader, without even bothering to ask for Congressional approval,” Dr. Paul writes in his article for The Institute for Peace and Prosperity.

However, it seems that the US senators are about to extend Obama’s capability to launch all-out military campaigns.

Read more: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20160127/1033808616/unlimited-war-powers-us-constitution-dead-letter.html#ixzz3yTVqKITv

Source: Unlimited War Powers: US Constitution May Soon Become a ‘Dead Letter’


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