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#319747 - 01/07/20 04:42 AM Re: Trump and our Military (A legal question) [Re: rporter314]
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Far as I know the SCOTUS has never ruled on the WPA, so it may or may not be constitutional. There pretty convincing arguments on both sides of this issue. Yeah, Obama did say the WPA didn't apply to him.
It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

#319749 - 01/07/20 02:45 PM Re: Trump and our Military (A legal question) [Re: rporter314]
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Originally Posted By: rporter314
It's clear of course that military engagements are hostile, however, were the actions taken by the Obama administration covered by the WPA? I recollect two theories on this. One was the law may have been unConstitutional, and the other was what Pres Obama was doing was not covered by the law.

I suspect this is a question for the courts to parse the language and for the writers to offer their intent.

Did the Founders envision a world where there are so many complexities and nuances to consider in what for them was a much simpler time.

They in fact did. Which is why amendments are a thing.

The WPA should be an amendment, because as it stands, it flies in the face of the constitution.

The WPA exists mostly because it got really tiring not being able to do what the [censored] we want whenever the [censored] we want to do it. It is one of the three major signs of the decay of our republic.
What can we do to help you stop screaming?

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