I've got some questions. Maybe you can help me by calling my one hour, Sunday radio show, the Downsize DC Conference Call at 1-800-259-9231.
Why is it important to declare war instead of pass an authorization to use force? Candidate Ron Paul has insisted it's important. But an observer on C-SPAN recently accused him of being a "demagogue" -- the authorization of force was good enough.
I disagree. I think I have some answers to this question.
But I have another question for which I haven't gotten satisfactory answers. Once the President is given either a declaration or an authorization, either one (keeping in mind that the latter is unconstitutional), is it an eternal power? Here's what I mean: Bush has said he would veto any attempt by Congress to withdraw the troops. But this is a Congressional power! How can he do that?
This is a smart audience. So if you have intelligent analysis to offer, please help me! In addition to calling 1-800-259-9231, you can email me at CALL at DOWNSIZEDC dot ORG (we write that out "long-hand" to stop spam harvesters from snagging this address).
And you want to miss this episode! Depending on how busy our phones are, you'll also hear . . .
* How Dick Cheney agrees with Downsize DC (or is it Downsize DC agreeing with Dick Cheney?),
* Possibly very exciting news in our attempt to repeal the temporary, warrantless surveillance of American phone and email communications,
* And, of course, I'll acknowledge my stalwart show co-sponsor, with a Gun Owners of America update.
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