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January 31, 2007

Feingold Discusses Constitutional Rights Re: War

It is our job to fix the mess and if we don't do so, it is our fault, says Senator Russ Feingold in this speech in the Senate today, which was captured by this video-clip.  He is submitting a bill to stop U.S. involvement in armed conflict tomorrow which would bring our troops home six months after passed.

Feingold provides a nice overview of the constitutional powers of Congress and a history of Congressional oversight of presidential adventures.  Here's the last sentence:

If Congress doesn't stop this war, it's not because it doesn't have the power.  It's because it doesn't want to. 

Posted by Lynn Allen on January 31, 2007 at 05:12 PM in Media, National and International Politics | Permalink

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