What if the President could bypass Congressional approval when considering military actions?
President Obama has done so in the case of Libya, and President Bush's Administration misled the public as to the reasons to invade Iraq. ( I personally think Bush was misled himself, but I digress..)
What if the President could authorize the us of US combat forces against the citizens within the US itself?
Well, my friends, it seems that there is a piece of legislation on the Congressional blotter that would do just this. It's part of the "National Defense Authorization Act" being deliberated by Congress.
Congressional Bill to allow the President to unilaterally use military forces to wage war, even within the US!!!
As I've been trying to tell people, the military is already being conditioned to the idea of being used against the citizens of this country.
read this from the Army Times from 2008;
Army Times article;
about 2/3 down the article;
"...they’ll learn new skills, use some of the ones they acquired in the war zone and more than likely will not be shot at while doing any of it.
They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack.
Training for homeland scenarios has already begun at Fort Stewart and includes specialty tasks such as knowing how to use the “jaws of life” to extract a person from a mangled vehicle; extra medical training for a CBRNE incident; and working with U.S. Forestry Service experts on how to go in with chainsaws and cut and clear trees to clear a road or area.
The 1st BCT’s soldiers also will learn how to use “the first ever nonlethal package that the Army has fielded,” 1st BCT commander Col. Roger Cloutier said, referring to crowd and traffic control equipment and nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals without killing them.....
Yes, they do say that some of the training isn't meant to be used domestically, but the entire rest of it is unconstitutional.
The US military is not to be used against its own citizens for "crowd control" or "civil unrest".
Call me paranoid, but I have been to numerous places that were supposedly "Democracies" that used its military against its own people. It was wrong then, and its wrong now.
More information is needed here.