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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John McCain Just Got Asked Who He’d Support For Prez, His Unexpected Response Might Surprise You

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain has no idea who he will support in the 2016 GOP primary now that Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is out of the race.

McCain answered the question regarding a possible endorsement during an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. McCain said he didn’t have a candidate to support.

“I do not. I think it’s better for me to stay out of it,” McCain said. “I’m still in mourning. I still believe that if Lindsey could have gotten into the top tier he would have gotten traction but, eh that it, I, I’ve been wrong in every prediction so far so maybe I ought to quit.”

McCain, who was the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, said he understood the public appeal of GOP presidential contender and businessman Donald Trump, but had nothing to say about it other than “the obvious.” He said Americans are dissatisfied with Washington politics and a number of other things.

McCain said in other interviews this month that he would support the Republican presidential nominee, regardless of who gains the nomination. He said that includes Trump.

“I’m a loyal Republican,” McCain said. “I believe the best way to shape the agenda of the next president of the United States is to be part of the team and make my influence felt as strongly as possible.”

The senator said he would be ignoring his duties as someone elected by the people if he left the GOP.

“For me to walk away from the party of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan would be I think an abrogation of my responsibilities to the voters,” McCain said.

Watch: A Bottom-Dwelling GOP Candidate Just Took A Desperate Stab At Ben Carson That Won’t Help Him One Bit

Senator Lindsey Graham’s campaign has struggled to gain traction amidst a crowded Republican presidential contender field.

He’s consistently had low poll numbers. The highest he’s polled nationally is 2 percent, and he polls 5 percent in his home state of South Carolina.

He’s known for his personal challenges to Donald Trump. Graham has said: “Come to South Carolina and I’ll beat his (Trump’s) brains out.” Trump leads polls of Republicans in South Carolina.

Now, he has spoken out against Dr. Ben Carson, who is currently at second place among Republican voters in polls.

Graham, appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, was asked about Carson’s strong showing in the polls by Eugene Robinson, one of the show’s co-hosts.

Graham responded that Carson doesn’t have a “clue about what’s going on in the Middle East.” His exact comments were:

He’s a lovely man. He’s a great doctor, and everybody else thinks we suck. That’s all I know what to tell you. I can’t understand what he’s saying half the time. He’s a brilliant guy but I don’t think he has a clue about what’s going on in the Middle East. So what can I say? I don’t know. I’m just doing the best I can. I’m going to do well in New Hampshire.

Meanwhile, Graham has polled at a whopping one percent in New Hampshire.

Graham frequently appears on national talk shows and is known for his hawkish foreign policy views.

What do you think of Sen. Lindsey Graham going after Dr. Ben Carson in his latest comments?

Here Are The 2 GOP Presidential Candidates Who Skipped This Critical Vote On Planned Parenthood

Two Republican presidential contenders failed to show up for a crucial U.S. Senate vote that could have derailed budget funding for Planned Parenthood.

Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) were no shows Sept. 28 for the vote on cloture, which limits further debate on the budget bill. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) can now move his Continuing Resolution ahead. That resolution would extend funding the government until Dec. 11.

The cloture vote was 77-19. Invoking cloture requires 60 votes, so if 41 senators had voted against cloture, there could have been ongoing debate and filibuster. That could have pushed the budget past important deadlines and shut the government down. Some, like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), said they would seek a government shutdown if the $500 million in funding for the non-profit organization stayed in the budget. Cruz and another Republican presidential hopeful, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) voted “no” to cloture.

Planned Parenthood is facing scrutiny in a congressional investigation regarding selling fetal organs from abortions. The organization was the target in an undercover investigation from the Center of Medical Progress where Planned Parenthood officials and others openly talked about pricing parts from late-term babies.

With a cloture vote passing by a wide margin of vote, Rubio and Graham would not have made much of a difference in the final count. Critics argue that Rubio could have influenced other Republicans to add to the conservative ballots.

Rubio is now under fire from political pundits for not taking a stand at all, stating the absence was political in that he can claim a pro-life stance without taking a controversial stand that could end with a government shutdown. The Florida senator said Democrats are the real culprits in government shutdown threats. “No one can tell me that Planned Parenthood–funding Planned Parenthood as an organization is such a high priority that we have to do it, otherwise we won’t fund government,” he said. “That’s absurd.”

Rubio has also faced criticism from GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump regarding his ongoing absenteeism from the Senate. Trump said Rubio has the worst attendance record of all.

“That means he’s either a not hard worker or he’s maybe even something worse than that. But what you’re supposed to do if you’re elected, you’re supposed to be voting. There’s no excuses for that,” Trump said in a recent interview.

Graham, who has advocated a pro-life stance, skipped the vote to campaign. He said he wants to defund Planned Parenthood, but is against a government shutdown. Graham said he wouldn’t go back to Washington, D.C. to vote for a shutdown, so he opted not to go at all.

“Anybody that wants to shut down the government is shutting down the ability to stop the next attack, which I think is coming if we don’t do something differently,” he said.

The South Carolina senator said he thinks the federal government should stop funding the abortion provider given new information shown in the secretly taped videos.

“Let me just be clear about me and Planned Parenthood. If I were president, I would never submit a budget with one dime for Planned Parenthood,” Graham said.

A continuing resolution that would have temporarily funded the government while freezing Planned Parenthood funding for one year failed to pass the Senate on Sept. 24 in a 47-53 vote. Sixty votes would have pushed the resolution through, but eight Republicans sided with Democrats out of fear such a move would have ended with a government shutdown in a stalemate with Democrats. President Barack Obama said he would veto any measure that didn’t include Planned Parenthood funding.

Senator Graham, All Unborn Children Have Value

Speaking on the US Senate Floor for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, US Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said, “All I’m asking is just don’t crush that baby’s skull unless there’s a very good reason.”  

While I agree with parts of Graham’s bill, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortion after 20 weeks since babies can feel pain at this stage, I do not agree with the fact that it has exceptions for abortions, and I cannot agree with his statement. According to Senator Graham, good reasons for an abortion exception include endangerment of the mother’s life, and if the pregnancy is the result of abuse. In my opinion, however, there is absolutely no good reason to crush an infant’s skull.

Let me put it this way. In the first reason, if you risk the mother, there is only a chance that death could occur. But if you perform an abortion, there is absolutely no way around it; that baby is going to die.  

In the second reason, exception for sexual abuse, is it right to kill a child just because its life started violently? Are not all men created equal, and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?  Jeremiah 1:5 says: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” None of these exceptions are good reasons at all.

Retired Southern Baptist pastor and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said that “Every human life has value because it is the creation of the hands of a holy God.”

I believe that we need to end abortion in its entirety and do it soon. We are the voice for the voiceless and must stand up for every human life, not just one here and one there. America has to get off the tracks because as the song goes, “There’s a long black train comin’ down the line.” Hell exists, and we can’t pretend it doesn’t.


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