Posted by: arnegrim | March 21, 2011

Obama cedes US Sovereignty to UN?

“Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution specifies that it is the Congress that has the power to declare war.  United States Code (50 U.S.C. 1541-1548), the War Powers Act, specifically states that the president may undertake the use of military force only in the case of “… a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.” It further states that the President must consult with Congress, “…in every possible instance shall consult with Congress before introducing United States Armed Forces into hostilities …”

Membership in the United Nations does not grant the Security Council the authority to order U.S. forces into action, and being the President does not permit Obama to violate the Constitution and the Law, to commit an act of war without the authorization of the People, through their Congress.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/03/president_obama_goes_to_war_wi.html

[edit 3/25/11] As was pointed out to me by a friend, the President has the authorization to support any treaty or covenant of the US.  And since we are a member of the UN, and since they decided to impose a ‘no-fly’ zone… the President has the authority to support that without consulting Congress.

My only question is… how far does that go?  Worst-case scenario, what if there is a UN resolution that the citizens and Congress of the US disagrees with yet the President doesn’t?  Apparently he (POTUS) is allowed to order military action even if the rest of the country disagrees…

Something doesn’t sit well with me on that.

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