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By Remy Benoit

From Tom Paine and Charles V. Pena Emancipate The Think Tanks.

From John Kerry Senator Kerry’s Speech at Georgetown University.

With all due respect to Senator Kerry, we have a Constitution that specifically gives only Congress the right to declare war. Even if the information given was incorrect, it was/is incumbent on said Congress to take the time to get the facts. And then it is the responsibility of said Congress to formulate a declaration of war if it is necessitated. Perhaps we need, on a number of levels, to pay attention to our Constitution. Perhaps if we did we could save lives,protect our rights, our economy, and our way of life.

Down History Lane: Gulf of Tonkin Resolution: Joint Resolution of Congress
H.J. RES 1145 August 7, 1964.


On the lighter side, from Reuters and CNN White House to Onion: Stop using seal.

No decision was handed down on the CIA leak problem.

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