Crusader Rabbit has already done a post on this issue, but considering what a serious transgression of Constitutional law this really is, it deserves a lot more coverage. Obama has engaged in war with Libya without the slightest deference to his country’s congress.
Congress, alone, has the power to declare war, and to make all the laws necessary to engage in military conflict.
The War Powers Act defines the precise process that the President must follow before leading the country into war. George Bush followed this process exactly as he should have before committing the US to the war in Iraq. Obama ignored it and virtually allowed the UN to assume sovereignty over the US Congress.
I fail to see how this can be seen to be any less than an act of treason. At the very least, it has to be worthy of impeachment. It demonstrates Obama’s complete lack of respect for the American Constitution, and his arrogant disregard for the Constitutional Republic that he has sworn to defend. Henry Lamb has written an excellent article on the matter-
This event is proof-positive evidence of two staggering realities: Obama refuses to accept the limitations on government, and particularly on his office, imposed by the Constitution, and Obama considers the United Nations to be a higher authority than Congress. This event should be grounds for severe congressional censure, if not impeachment.
This issue is far more serious than simply pointing out again the duplicitous action (or inaction) of the progressive left. The fact that Obama disregarded the Constitution while submitting to the United Nations Security Council, and engaging the U.S. military on the authority of a few leaders of other nations gathered in Paris, is behavior that cannot go unchallenged. Obama’s action is not simply endorsement of global governance; it is submission to it.
The meeting in Paris on March 19, attended by Hillary Clinton and representatives from other nations, was a group of “state actors issuing guidance and control mechanisms” that resulted in the bombing of a sovereign nation – using U.S. military assets without congressional approval. This action is global governance in action. Global governance must be rejected and national sovereignty reaffirmed as the only authority that governs the citizens of the United States.
This is a serious breach of protocol that the president should never have signed off on. He should be impeached, but the numbers in the house are unlikely to support it. (If a simple majority of the House votes in favor of impeachment, the government official goes on trial in the Senate. Conviction requires a two-thirds super-majority vote.) I think its a far greater transgression myself. For willingly and contemptuously allowing a foreign power to assume supremacy over the US Congress, Obama should have to resign as Richard Nixon did and then be charged with treason.
Update- It appears even some Democrats agree this is an impeachable offence.