Home Letters To The Editor Constitutional Limits Are Specific: Obama's Disregard - Criminal

The U S Constitution authorizes temporary federal armies but with a two-year time limit (the time before an election in the House of Representatives) as a deterrent to lengthy foreign wars and it mandates that only Congress is authorized to declare war. This is to prevent the president from unilaterally sending troops into battle. 
The last time Congress actually declared war was for World War ll. How often since then have we followed the rules regarding war? Korea? Vietnam? Kosovo? Desert Storm? The Middle East?
The unconstitutional War Powers Act (WPA) and other legislation have given the government wiggle room to go to war without a formal declaration. Even so, they have placed restrictions which have not been honored.
Are our legislators and President honoring the oath of office they took to abide by the Constitution?
Sue Long - North, VA

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