Congressman Introduces Resolution Reaffirming Use of Military Without Congressional Approval is an Impeachable Offense

Thursday, March 8, 2012
By Paul Martin

The Intel Hub
March 8, 2012

North Carolina Representative Walter Jones has introduced a resolution into the House of Representatives that reaffirms the fact that the use of the military without Congressional approval is an impeachable offense.

Sadly we now find ourselves in a country where a Congressman has to essentially issue a veiled threat reminding the military and the Obama Administration of the powers granted to Congress under the Constitution of the United States.

Expressing the sense of Congress that the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.

Whereas the cornerstone of the Republic is honoring Congress’s exclusive power to declare war under article I, section 8, clause 11 of the Constitution: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that, except in response to an actual or imminent attack against the territory of the United States, the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress violates Congress’s exclusive power to declare war under article I, section 8, clause 11 of the Constitution and therefore constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.

Under this resolution (which is simply reaffirming the Constitution) Leon Panetta and President Obama would both be subject to impeachment.

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