Obama’s ISIS AUMF: Codifying “Mission Creep”

by Gene Healy, CATO Institute Today, six months after President Obama unilaterally launched our latest war in Iraq, five months after he expanded the war to Syria, four months after his administration thought up a name for the war, and three months after he promised to go to Congress for authorization, the president sent congressional…

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Unconstitutional Tribunals

Judge Napolitano does an excellent job in this op-ed explaining the numerous ways in which using military tribunals on foreign soil to try alleged terrorists violates the Constitution. The casual use of the word “war” has lead to a mentality among the public and even in the government that the rules of war could apply…

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Obama and War Powers

Recently, some prominent liberals have made significant efforts to disparage the tenth amendment/state sovereignty movement as ignorant, fringe, rightwing nut-jobs. But truly principled liberals* who desire a peaceful foreign policy are over looking how Jeffersonian constitutionalism of a limited federal government could actually help to halt the unnecessary U.S. interventions abroad. For an example, did…

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