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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, 09:27 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.
Ah, but if they can sway public opinion enough, by making majority of people believe a change this drastic to the constitution would be for their benefit in some way, they can do this and alot more.

This is the only way they can undermine or change the constitution with the risk of the people revolting, brainwashing or conditioning enough people to believe its being done for their health and safety, its basically tyranny disguised as security. Its a real shame more people cannot recognize this.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:29 AM
 
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The President isn't even suppose to wage war without Congress. Yet they do. The Presidency has gotten too powerful.

limit it for everyone's sake

Trump voter here.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:13 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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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....
sounds like your friend may have committed treason by telling you secrets that I'm sure he swore not to tell. he's part of the swamp!
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:18 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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lmao..So now Trump is Congress? Make up your ****ing minds already!

What the hell are you talking about?

I clearly said Congress has the power to declare war, the POTUS cannot declare war without the approval of Congress.

Learn something before spouting off with your ****ing misconceptions.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:23 AM
 
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sounds like your friend may have committed treason by telling you secrets that I'm sure he swore not to tell. he's part of the swamp!

Nope, wrong, again, seem the left has no clue what the definition of "treason" really is.


When he was my BN commander, he flew my ACFT...he did not become an 0-6 by being stupid...
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Gone
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They can grandstand for political points.

That's all this really is.
This is not a political issue, it is a common sense issue, why would you have an issue with that?
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:40 AM
 
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and No POTUS nor Congress should be allowed to order a nuclear first strike without an overwhelming majority of congress and the POTUS agreeing on it. And frankly we should never be the nation that starts it.

as to Trump, well the man is a fool with a massive ego so i would have concerns he might do it just to protect himself. I believe he would burn the world to live 10 mins longer. He seems to suffer from some sort of narcissistic disorder .

but again no POTUS should have the power strike first with Nukes. Retaliation? Absolutely and absolutely destroy that nation and any nation that even might have assisted
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:48 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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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.




Corker to hold hearing on president's nuclear weapons authority | TheHill

Sorry, but I don't like your poll. There should have been a third option. Should Congress limit every president's authority to order a first strike? Perhaps then there would have been some semblance of a balanced ideology rather than simply another "Trump's too crazy to wield this power" thread.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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Nope, wrong, again, seem the left has no clue what the definition of "treason" really is.
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I’ll take a stab at it: colluding with a foreign government (long deemed hostile) to influence the result of a U.S. election?
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:57 AM
 
Location: PSL
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and No POTUS nor Congress should be allowed to order a nuclear first strike without an overwhelming majority of congress and the POTUS agreeing on it. And frankly we should never be the nation that starts it.

as to Trump, well the man is a fool with a massive ego so i would have concerns he might do it just to protect himself. I believe he would burn the world to live 10 mins longer. He seems to suffer from some sort of narcissistic disorder .

but again no POTUS should have the power strike first with Nukes. Retaliation? Absolutely and absolutely destroy that nation and any nation that even might have assisted
For that to be true why hasn't he already done it?
Talk is cheap. When the silos open up and missiles come out is another.

Talk gets ya'll rattled. Being troll in chief is quite effective at getting irrational expressed concern exposed.
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