Monday, December 16, 2013

The President’s Power to Wage War

Learn more about what the Constitution says about the President's powers!

Constitution Club
by Keith Broaders

If the President believes there is sufficient justification to invade another country, his action could appropriate or it could be a costly mistake. The decision to wage war should not be left for one man to decide.

The Constitution says that the President is the Commander in Chief when he is called into service by Congress. This means that he is not the Commander in Chief when he has not been called into service by a Congressional declaration of war.

Those that assume that the President has the authority to invade other nations without being authorized by Congress to do so are sadly mistaken.



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