These were the votes on our side:Moments ago, the U.S. Senate voted overwhemingly to table (kill) Rand Paul's resolution that simply asserts that the Senate agrees with the following 2007 statement from then-Senator Barack Obama:
The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.
Nothing more. Nothing less.
The Senate defines "tabling a motion" as:
The motion is used to dispose quickly of questions the Senate does not wish to consider further.
Not only has the Senate completely abdicated its constitutional duties when it comes to war, but it has now openly admitted it is scared to even hold a vote on a simple statement.
Apparently, the Senate is a-ok with being steamrolled by President Obama and the United Nations. I guess they can only reserve enthusiasm for bills to tell the rest of us what to do with our lives.
Meanwhile, the Air Force alone continues to spend $4 million dollars a day on a third war with no clear objective, no consistent leadership, and no constitutional authority.
Only 9 other senators, including Mike Lee and Jim DeMint, were brave enough to stand with Rand Paul to defend the Constitution and common sense today.
Johnson (the tea party one)