By Dr. Harold Pease
Let us be reminded that Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution left all war making powers: raising armies, providing for a navy, and declaring, funding, and maintaining war with Congress alone. Defending the country is their prime responsibility.
Notice the wording in the Constitution authorizing Congress, “to provide for calling for the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions.” Its three functions are to execute the laws in the United States, suppress insurrections within our country, and to repel invasions to it.
How can the militia do any of these functions, for which it is specifically charged, if on the other side of the world?
President Barack Obama’s mimicking the practice, and the General’s admission that at least one-year deployments of Reserve troops will continue in Afghanistan until we leave in 2014, indicates that the Constitution will continue to be violated by Democrats as well.