Sep 29, 2007

IRAN WAR POWERS: Cuomo Nails Democrats on Constitution; Sounds like Ron Paul

"You cannot amend the Constitution with persistent evasion....the Constitution is unchanged."

-- former Gov. Mario Cuomo, interview with Hardball

“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.”

The Constitution expressly and exclusively vests in the Legislature the power of declaring a state of war [and] the power of raising armies. A delegation of such powers [to the president] would have struck, not only at the fabric of our Constitution, but at the foundation of all well organized and well checked governments. The separation of the power of declaring war from that of conducting it, is wisely contrived to exclude the danger of its being declared for the sake of its being conducted.”

- James Madison, federalist co-author of U.S. Constitution

Listen to the entire video interview by Hardball Chris Matthews with Mario Cuomo. Cuomo rebukes the Congress, and in particular the democrats for lacking Constitutional integrity regarding war powers for both Iraq and now with the saber rattling toward Iran. Amazing, you would think it is Ron Paul speaking, and now the American people have two credible witnesses demonstrating that America is well into a Constitutional crisis ("since WWII" he notes, as Ron Paul does), and blatant violation of the sole constitutional law that ONLY CONGRESS HAS AUTHORITY TO DECLARE OR AUTHORIZE WAR, and that the "resolutions" are an illegal sham, and null and void by this supreme law. He also nails the Judicial branch, silent in this matter, while intervening in the original 2000 election of George W. Bush.

The Democrats, as well as the neo-republicans (hijacked by the neoconservative insurgents), have been complicit in thus undermining one of thee most critical elements of the U.S. Constitution, i.e. War Powers, which as Madison states above, then leads to taxes, debt, and the loss of individual liberties.

When will everyone put aside partisanship and the errors of BOTH parties, and wake up and insist that THE CONSTITUTION IS KING, NOT THE PRESIDENT, NOR CONGRESS, NOR THE JUDICIARY--and restore LAWFUL government instead of the present government anarchy!?