H.R.104 - To establish a national commission on presidential war powers and civil liberties.

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  • Official: To establish a national commission on presidential war powers and civil liberties. as introduced.

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BudWiser 07/21/2009 10:57pm

Another DO-NOTHING bill designed to rally the anti-war crowd which sounds good but is a “Big Smoke – No Fire” bill that is basically worthless.

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Blessed88008 06/12/2009 2:43pm

Forget the past… we have enough to investigate RIGHT NOW! Now that government is growing in leaps and bounds and some folk might need things to do for those juicy salaries and benefits, how about we investigate the politicians in there now. Let’s take a look at ACORN, the tax evasion of the current cabinet members,the out of control spending, or let’s investigate the FED! If we are going to investigate past presidents… I say let’s start with Woodrow Wilson and the Fed and go from there! How about stopping the abuses done to the American people?

Bud9342 06/01/2009 9:39am

Then maybe the next president should investigate the reckless and irrational spending of the Obama regime and his boys in congress that we have to spend at least the next 2 generations to pay for.

sethlenara 05/05/2009 8:09pm

GOP House leader damn well better not support this moronic bill. Members of Congress were briefed about interrogation techniques and now they lie and say they never heard of it. Why does the current president not also release the documentation/results obtained from the use of these interrogation techniques? Note I used the word interrogation, not torture, torture is actually done by Saudi princes’, anyone see that video? Gotta wonder where all the indignation of the American press is when real torture is being done. Silent. Surprise, surprise.

thorvaldr 05/05/2009 7:08am

This ridiculous partisan witch hunt is not acceptable.

henhousefox 04/30/2009 3:03pm
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Noooooooooo! Already too many layers of government.

DianaAmerican 04/13/2009 9:02pm

I agee with Samuel Adams, for all who do not like The USA, Liberty and Freedom.

“If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” – Samuel Adams

ramanajan 03/23/2009 9:06pm

I think we should also investigate every single member of congress. I believe there is an abundance of illegal activity, including income tax evasion.

MTPatriot 03/08/2009 8:07am
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I agree with this resolution. Minus the little added portion of traveling and per diem expenses. Is this not what they are paid to do? I do think this resolution should go one step further and include investigation into the legality of the Patriot Act.

MTPatriot 03/08/2009 7:52am
in reply to jventers Feb 26, 2009 9:30am

In the immortal words of Clint Eastwood in Heartbreak Ridge…“SAY WHAT!?!” It must not be clear to you the difference between WAR and MILITARY ACTION. Which is actually understandable considering the course of action this country has taken over the last 200+ years.

The interpretation of the Constitution is a bit hazy in the absolute clarity of “declaration of war”, but the general understanding was that in order for the United States to go to war it was the role of Congress to approve such action. That seems to be debatable. The War Powers Act of 1973 was drafted in an effort to clarify the situation, but only added to confusion. Clear as mud comes to mind. I think ultimately it simply says that in order for the USofA to go to WAR it should be a decision made by 2 arms of our 3 branch system. This way no one has the power to go to war without agreed consent. Hmmm…interesting notion.

MTPatriot 03/08/2009 6:38am
in reply to dogwoodforest1 Feb 15, 2009 9:10am

I can not tell if you are serious or merely being facetious. I would think that you would want to start with the most recent issues. What good is it to prove that a president 100 years ago screwed us? We can not dig up and try a dead man. However, we can imprison past and current presidents and members of Congress and Senate that commit and have committed acts of treason. It is just a matter of getting enough citizens with torches and pitchforks outside of the capitol and white house to demand that these injustices be remedied.

jventers 02/26/2009 9:30am
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I agree with putting it to rest. Congress needs to review and stay on top of these situations, but if every time we need to take military action we have to run it through congress, we will be in trouble!

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saintc 02/15/2009 10:12am

Doesn’t make it any less unconstitutional. However, just because errors were made yesterday, does not mean we should allow the same errors to be repeated today and if they are, and they indeed were, we should rectify the problems to protect our citizens of tomorrow. Else historic blunders will be repeated. Bottom line is that we have a constitution that needs to be followed by our government. It is our patriotic duty to look into this issue.

dogwoodforest1 02/15/2009 9:10am

Is what he did any different then what was done during WWII there were extraordinary measures taken then. Warrantless wire taps detention of thousands of Americans. During Vietnam protesters were photographed and monitored was that legal? So if you want to investigate one I say investigate them all. Start with Lincoln and move on to Roosevelt Kennedy and then Bush. If you are going to see if what one President did was legal treat them all the same regardless of their political affiliation.

saintc 02/15/2009 8:56am

Too many unanswered questions. We acted way too fast and the authority of the Bush administration stepped way over the line in my opinion. It is extremely important to this nation to determine whether or not the administration acted unconstitutionally or improperly and whether or not any unconstitutional policies currently remain in place therefrom, i.e. the Patriot Act and if so, immediately instigate procedures to correct them.

hank 02/09/2009 7:44pm

Only Congress has the power to declare war. Make a law to remove any member of the executive that breaks this since it’s unconstitutional, and they’ve broken their oath.

dnoon 01/26/2009 5:50pm
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