Treason – Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against themCorruption, World news Thursday, March 8th, 2012
The Constitution of the United States Article One Section 8 – Powers of Congress: The Congress shall have power to declare War. Only the United States Congress is empowered by the Constitution to make the rules of engagement for the United States military.
The War Powers Resolution of 1973 (50 U.S.C. 1541-1548) is a federal law intended to check the power of the President in committing the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress. The resolution was adopted in the form of a United States Congress joint resolution; this provides that the President can send U.S. armed forces into action abroad only by authorization of Congress or in case of “a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.”
The resolution was passed by two-thirds of Congress, overriding a presidential veto.
The War Powers Resolution and the Constitution of the United States were both violated by President Clinton in 1999, during the bombing campaign in Kosovo, and again by President Obama in 2011, when he did not seek nor was granted congressional approval for attack on Libya.
Clinton, Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey have all indicated that “international permission,” rather than Congressional approval, provided a ‘legal basis’ for military action by the United States.
This is treason. US Code Title 18 Part 1 Chapter 115 § 2381 – Treason
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.