First, for my friends on the VERY far right who think Trump bombing Syria is unconstitutional… well, maybe it’s not! To all you Constitutional scholars, who or what better to look at than some of the people who actually helped write the Constitution?
Second, ONLY Congress has the power to declare war. The operative word being WAR! I would ask you, did President Trump declare or try to declare war on Syria? No!
Let’s look at one of the lessor known fellows who worked on the Constitution, Mr. Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson took action against the Barbary States, you know, those terrorist types that were taking ships hostage and holding them for ransom from the countries of origin. President Jefferson asked and received financing for 6 ships to be equipped to fight to protect our interests. No declaration of war was issued.
Jefferson went a bit further and sent our newly equipped ships to the Barbary coast and told them to “protect our commerce & chastise their insolence – by sinking, burning or destroying their ships & Vessels wherever you shall find them.” Action of war or protection?
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