Obama Is Not A King, But Lindsey Graham Is A Court Jester

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham recently proposed a bill that is in clear violation of the Constitution.

His bill would give the President the power to fight ISIS “whenever, wherever, and however.” But the President is not a king; Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 of the U.S. Constitution says that Congress shall have the power “To declare war.” Congress and Congress alone may constitutionally declare war. The President has the power to direct and command troops after an official declaration of war, per Article 2, Section 2; but he does not have the power to declare war.

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy said: “This resolution is a total rewrite of the war powers clause of the United States Constitution. Let’s be clear about that. It is essentially a declaration of international martial law, a sweeping transfer of military power to the president that will allow him or her to send U.S. troops almost anywhere in the world for almost any reason with absolutely no limitations.”

One of the most devastating attacks on the checks and balances of our Constitution was when in 2002, Congress voted to give the President the power to declare war on Iraq. In fact, the last Constitutional war was World War II; the so called “wars” in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea, and the Persian Gulf were simply Congress giving the President the authorization to invade countries without officially declaring war. These technically illegal “wars” caused the death of over 119,000 American citizens.

We certainly should have learned our lesson after 119,000 innocent lives have been lost in the Middle East and beyond. While I am no friend of ISIS, I cannot see our country crumble into a monarchy, with the President being able to order Americans to go and fight in violation of the Constitution. Only Congress can declare war, and even Congress must be hesitant to go into conflicts. Our leaders should take advice from the Scriptures, and “as far as it depends on us, live at peace with everyone.” Senator Graham’s bill takes us one step closer to tyranny.

 

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Rush Limbaugh Just Nailed What The REAL Problem With The Super Bowl Halftime Show Was

For conservative talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh, a political discussion can often dovetail with his passion for professional football. Following a controversial halftime show during Sunday’s Super Bowl, Limbaugh had the opportunity to merge the two subjects for a segment of his program on Monday.

“I’ll tell you, the observation is this,” Limbaugh said. “You have in the Super Bowl, you have the pregame, which features the anthem with a giant American flag spread out over the entire field. You have the military, uniformed military all over the place. You have an Air Force or Navy, not sure which, fly by after the anthem.”

The patriotic display is capped off with an anthem “always sung reverentially” and “with great respect,” Limbaugh noted, recognizing Lady Gaga’s performance on Sunday.

In stark contrast to that opening program, he argued, was a halftime performance by Beyonce that some critics found to be politically charged and anti-police. This dichotomy, however, has been present in Super Bowls past, according to Limbaugh’s theory on the matter.

“So you have the traditional pro-America, patriotic, out-of-this world pregame show,” he said, “and then you get to the halftime of the Super Bowl. And what the halftime show of the Super Bowl is, to me anyway, is representative of the cultural decay and the political decay and the social rot that is befalling our country.”

He defined the pregame show as “emblematic of why the left dislikes football so much,” explaining that it “promotes patriotism and Americana in ways that are frowned upon today in many quarters of the left, such as universities and schools and graduation ceremonies where you’re not allowed to show this kind of patriotism because it’s uncool or politically incorrect or what have you.”

WATCH: Russia Introduces A New Deadly Toy In The Syrian War

As Western Journalism reported today, Russia has moved the Sukhoi SU-35 S super flanker to its airbase in the Syrian Latakia Province. The SU-35 is the world’s most dangerous fighter plane after the US-made F-22.

The move came as the Russian/Iranian coalition is seeking to win its first major victory in Syria by recapturing Aleppo, the largest city in the country.

The SU-35S arrived in Syria last week and on Sunday fresh video evidence was released that showed the fighter jet already participates in the airstrikes against opposition forces in the warn-torn country.

To get an idea about the plane’s impressive capabilities, the video below, published in January 2015 shows the introduction of the fighter plane during Russia’s biennial super air show and arms bazaar MAKS.

Russia has already installed the S-400 surface to air missile system that virtually controls all air traffic in Syria’s airspace. It uses two airbases in Syria to carry out an increasing number of airstrikes that prepare the way for ground offensives in northern and southern Syria.

The Russians have also equipped their SU-34 fullback fighters with air to air missiles after the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish F-16 fighter jets in December 2015. The deployment of the SU-35S increases the striking capabilities of the Russian air force in Syria and must be seen as a warning to Turkey, as well. Russia will not tolerate another attack on its air force by Turkey.

You can watch video images of the SU-35S in northern Syria here:

h/t: Foxtrot Alpha

Watch: Bill Clinton’s Health In Question After He Was Caught Doing This At Campaign Rally

Last month, Western Journalism reported what viewers were noticing in regards to the health of former president Bill Clinton: His hands shake constantly.

Yet, Hillary Clinton chose to use her husband on the campaign trail noting, “I’m going to use him as a goodwill emissary to go around the country to find the best ideas we’ve got, because I believe, as he said, ‘Everything that’s wrong with America has been solved somewhere in America,’” she said.

The hand shaking as well as the campaigning for his wife continue as Bill Clinton attacked Bernie Sanders and his supporters over the weekend. Holding up printouts of comments made about his wife, Bill Clinton took umbrage with what was said about Hillary.

“For her, this is not about grand theories of revolution,” he said, all the while hands visibly shaking and voice seeming weaker than what Americans may remember when he was president. “This is about whether we can improve people’s lives. Vicious trolling and attacks that are literally too profane, often not to mention sexist, to repeat.”

Clinton is trailing in the polls in New Hampshire, behind Democrat and socialist Sanders. Sanders has 56 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 40 percent. Sanders, for his part, defended Hillary Clinton’s honor claiming his campaign is not behind the attacks, condemning anything remotely associated with the Clintons’ accusations.

“It’s disgusting. Look, we don’t want that crap.  We’ll do everything that we can and I think we’ve tried,” said Sanders in response to the accusations his campaign is engaged in what Clinton has called “artful smears.”

Sanders also reportedly told CNN on Sunday, “Anybody who’s supporting me and doing sexist things — we don’t want them…I don’t want them. That’s not what this campaign’s about.”

Whoa: Something BIG Just Happened Right Before NH Primary That No One Saw Coming

Jeb Bush is surging in the latest New Hampshire polls, and is currently vying for second place currently held by Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The latest poll numbers come after Bush went campaigning with his mother, former first lady Barbara Bush over the weekend. Another possible contributing factor of Bush’ soaring numbers could be Bush proving tough in a recent clash with Donald Trump at last week’s Republican debates.

Donald Trump still has 30 percent of the vote in the latest Monmouth University Poll of New Hampshire voters. Kasich is in second place with 14 percent. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is in a tie with Bush for third with 13 percent. Bush’s numbers improved 9 percentage points from previous polls showing Bush with only 4 percent. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is down two points to 12 percent.

Ninety-year-old Barbara Bush flew up from Texas to campaign for her son last week and spent time over the weekend talking to voters and the press about her son, his character, and his accomplishments. Barbara says she’s sick of the Trump-mania.

In an interview with CNN, Barbara spoke out against Trump, “He doesn’t give many answers to how he would solve problems. He sort of makes faces and says insulting things … He’s said terrible things about women, terrible things about the military. I don’t understand why people are for him, for that reason … I’m a woman … I’m not crazy about what he says about women.”

During the most recent Republican debate, Trump was asked to comment about the policy of eminent domain and the Keystone Pipeline Project. Trump stated the project would’t go anywhere without eminent domain, to which Bush chimed in, “The difference between eminent domain for public purpose, as Donald said, roads, infrastructure, pipelines, and all that, that’s for public purpose. What Donald Trump did was use eminent domain to try and take the property of an elderly woman on the strip in Atlantic City. That is not public purpose, that is downright wrong.” Bush’s attack of Trump drew applause from the audience and boos for Trump when he tried to shush Bush into letting him speak, holding his finger over his mouth.

It seems the tough talk from Bush and the presence of the matriarchal Former First Lady Barbara Bush are helping Bush rise in the polls, just ahead of the New Hampshire primary being held on Tuesday.