An Open Message To Trump's Supporters, Regarding Syria

in #politics3 years ago

Whether a statement is true or not doesn't depend on whose mouth it comes out of. (I point out that ridiculously obvious fact to pre-empt any attempt at ad hominem excuses.)

Two days after the missile strike, Trump sent Congress a notice that he had ordered it and that he had the “constitutional authority” to do so.

Kaine and Schiff wrote: “These assertions of authority do not provide Congress with the information it needs to exercise our constitutional responsibilities. Nor do they provide comfort to a public that fears deeper involvement in a horrific civil war at a time when the U.S. troop presence in the region is already increasing. The legal justification for an attack on the Syrian government is not an afterthought, but rather a first order consideration, and something that is vital for the American people to understand at the outset.”

Every word of Kaine and Schiff's response is spot-on, 100% true, and I'm shocked they said it, because it's what one would expect to hear from a morally and Constitutionally correct Congress.

I say this after having studied law and the Constitution for the last six years, tracing and understanding its evolution from its seed stage as the Magna Carta of 1215 to its present form. The issue is clear and simple; there is no room for error even possible.

Trump's actions and attitude demonstrate positive contempt for the Constitution. You know, that document he took AN OATH to uphold and defend. You know, that document the veterans all supposedly sacrifice their lives for. This is exactly what Obama did. This is exactly what Bush did. This is exactly what Clinton did. EXACTLY.

Whether a statement is true or not doesn't depend on how it makes you feel.

Trump is one of them, not one of us. Now which is more important to you: proven facts about reality, or MUH HERO?

https://theintercept.com/2017/04/25/members-of-congress-demand-trump-provide-legal-justification-for-syria-attack/