Ходжа Н. (hojja_nusreddin) wrote,
Ходжа Н.

Kaine’s Quest for "War Legitimacy"

a senator from Virginia is determined that today’s war shall not continue indefinitely
- without the legitimacy conferred by congressional involvement
- congruent with the Constitution’s text and history

Unless Congress declares war

- or otherwise authorizes any “significant armed conflict”
- “lasting more than a week”,
- it must, within 30 days of the beginning of such a conflict,
- vote on a joint resolution of approval
- This protects presidential power
- by reversing the presumption of the 1973 "War Powers Resolution"
- that inaction by Congress suffices to establish congressional disapproval

Demographic and geographic factors have driven Kaine’s interest in foreign and military policies
- when he was born in 1958, 1 in 100 Virginians was foreign-born;
- today, 1 in 9 is

Tags: американа, власть, война, закон

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