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Article I of the US Constitution states "all legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives." The constitution grants each chamber some unique powers, but requires that both chambers agree on legislation to be enacted.
Ivo Mosely wrote that around the start of the 19th century that “Congress became, and has remained, a forum for the interests and advancement of business. The dominant ethic and the creed of power in America is that the interests of business are the interests of the nation.”
Congress is split into two chambers, the House and the Senate. It writes national legislation by dividing work into special committees. Some members of Congress are elected by their peers to be officers of these committees. Lobbyists seem to do a lot of writing of legislation nowadays.
In 1970, Time magazine noted: "All told, it has been calculated, U.S. presidents have ordered troops into position or action without a formal congressional declaration a total of 149 times" before 1970.
In 1990 George H. W. Bush claimed he could attack Iraq and launch a "deliberate, unhurried, post-Cold War decision to start a war" without needing approval from the US Congress, prompting one a write for Time magazine to note that "Congress's war power has become the most flagrantly disregarded provision in the Constitution," and that the "real erosion (of Congressional authority to declare war) began after World War II."
Vince Foster's Death
A Document by US/Congress
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)||Description|
|H.RES.758||legal document||18 November 2014||War|
The Great Game
|This bill puts America on a footing for war against Russia. It has received close to zero coverage in the US and other establishment media.|
|US/Deep state||“I have come to see that today's Congress itself is dominated by the deep state powers that profit from what I have called "America's Global War Machine." These so-called "statesmen" of America are as dedicated to the preservation of American dominance as were their British predecessors [a century ago].”||Peter Dale Scott||2015|
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