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View Poll Results: Should Congress limit Trump's authority to launch a nuclear first strike?
Yes, Congress should limit his authority 39 55.71%
No, Congress should not limit his authority. 31 44.29%
Voters: 70. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-14-2017, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Originally Posted by Frank DeForrest View Post
Did congress limit war mongers Bush and Obama?
Frank has a point here, we have to think of the position, not the man. However, perhaps Obama and Bush's authority should've been limited. I don't have a concrete stance on this yet.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:43 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Casper in Dallas View Post
He is just the eye opener, this suggestion should be applied to All future Presidents, and it is almost surprising that no one has suggested it before now.
You are right...no argument here.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:43 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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lmao...What nonsense. All those having this hearing need to go, they are useless. There is corruption from top to the bottom in all of Congress and this is what they have hearings on. It's a distraction folks, they are trying to steer things away from their own failed policies and corruption.

Congress holds the power to declare war and a nuclear first strike could hardly be described as anything but a declaration of war.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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There are too many links to post to show how wrong you are about checks and balances when it comes to nuclear weapons. Of course, I would like to be in denial about it myself, if truth be known.

Here is another link if you choose to read it.


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/senate-...ear-authority/

Sorry, you can show me all the links you want...still does not mean they are true....


Choosing to read a false story is kinda useless....I have known a person who has held the "football." If you don't like it...to bad...I may know a little more than most....
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:02 AM
 
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The Senate is holding hearings on the protocol of the President's power to launch nuclear weapons. Given all the questions on both side of the aisle - at least the rational Republicans- have on Trump's mental stability, Senators are opening these hearing not held since the 40s. A it stands now, President Whack Job, has little if no restraint on his ability to launch these weapons. Senators may wish to impose some restraint on Trump to launch a preemptive strike on, let's say, North Korea.
The Constitution grants the President extraordinary powers as far as the defense of this country goes if there is hostilities, to be quite honest I'm not sure there is anything they can do about it.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:05 AM
 
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Congress holds the power to declare war and a nuclear first strike could hardly be described as anything but a declaration of war.
lmao..So now Trump is Congress? Make up your ****ing minds already!
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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Of course it should, the dude is mental. The problem is so are many of those who support him. At a minimum 25 to even 30% of this country is mental. And that percentage goes up for Congress.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Congress holds the power to declare war and a nuclear first strike could hardly be described as anything but a declaration of war.
But if there's no boots on the ground it's not war. The democrats said. Nevermind Pearl Harbor and Dutch Harbor.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Texas
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lmao..So now Trump is Congress? Make up your ****ing minds already!
lmao You didn't read that simple post well enough. No ones saying trump is congress but you.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:22 AM
 
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The Constitution grants the President extraordinary powers as far as the defense of this country goes if there is hostilities, to be quite honest I'm not sure there is anything they can do about it.
They can grandstand for political points.

That's all this really is.
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