Listen to the people
War is peace? Escalate to reduce? Preempt to prevent? Murder to stop killing?
These are the reasons Trump is giving for the murder of a foreign leader.
In our republic Congress is given the power to declare war. Nowhere in the United States Constitution is the executive granted that authority. Only in extreme situations may the executive give the order to war without the advice and consent of Congress.
The murder of a foreign diplomat without the consent of Congress is an abuse of power. The president ordered the killing of a General without even informing Congress what he was doing. Or asking for their consent!
Ever since the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor our presidents have used the “presidents executive powers” to order actions that should have been shared with Congress. It is time Congress resume its roll in our Government as an equal and separate part of our government. The President is not the King.
The people must be heard.
Ed Galindo Quartz Hill