Of Matters of War & The Unites States Of America
Law governing War is found in the Constitution of the U.S., Article. I., Section 8 and Section 10.
Only Congress may declare war (Constitution U.S., Article. I., Section 8., Clause 11).
Congress consists of Senate and House of Representatives (Constitution U.S., Article. I., Section 1.).
The office of President and the Executive Branch is not Congress. Congress alone is responsible for providing for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States (Constitution U.S., Article. I., Section 8., Clause 1).
Only Congress has the exclusive authority to declare war (see Art I, Sec 8, Clause 11). Only after the declaration of war by Congress is the President called into service as Commander in Chief of the military: Constitution U.S., Article. II., Section. 2., Clause 1: The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Serviceof the United States.
The role of the President and Executive Branch of the U.S. Government is defined in Article II of the Constitution. Article. II., Clause 8, forces the President to take the following Oath or Affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.".
Neither the Executive or the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government is entitled to enact law or declare war. The separation of power in this regard is explicit and absolute.
Any officer of the U.S. Government, including the President shall be removed from office for committing any crime, including a misdemeanor. Article. II., Section. 4.: The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Other key War related law that is being unconstitutionally ignored by the current government is that when war is declared, Congress may only collect money for no more than two years to support the army: Constitution U.S., Article. I., Section 8. Clause 12: To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
California's last properly ratified Constitution puts their construct in no indefinite terms: Article 1, Section 12: "The military shall be subordinate to the civil power. No standing army shall be kept up by this State in time of peace; and in time of war no appropriation for a standing army shall be for a longer time than two years."
i.e. No army must last (be funded) for more than two years. I.e. we must make dam sure that the 'government' never builds an army more powerful than 'we the people'. i.e. the purpose and construct of the right of the people to keep and bear arms is to ensure that 'we the people' have more powerful weapons than 'they the government'.
Article 1, Section 10: "No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay."
Clearly the U.S. Government is in extreme violation of the law and foundational principles of the Constitution.
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