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Comment Re:No one will be ruled by Trump even if he wins (Score 1) 739

"Grenada & Panama sized operations", you must have glossed over my list of other operations in my last comment. I will not repeat, reread yourself.

I still have not seen you back up your opinion with any sort of real world example.

Instead of me proving you wrong with countless other examples, how about you show me one example where congress has stopped a military operation with funding cuts, or the supreme court with judicial rulings. History has proven time and time again that these ideological checks & balances are not working as well as they should. The executive branch is becoming stronger, with both political parties pushing for it in their own unique way.

Comment Re:No one will be ruled by Trump even if he wins (Score 1) 739

You are missing the point. Congress funded those operations AFTER the fact, when the military was already committed.

Here is the restriction I think you are trying to reference (since you can't bother to look up information to back up your opinion):
"The War Powers Resolution requires the President notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action and forbids armed forces from remaining for more than 60 days, with a further 30 day withdrawal period, without a Congressional authorization for use of military force (AUMF) or a declaration of war by the United States. The resolution was passed by two-thirds of Congress, overriding a presidential veto.

It has been alleged that the War Powers Resolution has been violated in the past – for example, by President Bill Clinton in 1999, during the bombing campaign in Kosovo. Congress has disapproved all such incidents, but none has resulted in any successful legal actions being taken against the president for alleged violations". -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Powers_Resolution

So the president can fully commit our military for 90 days without authorization from congress, plenty of time to invade / conquer / destroy a nation with our current military resources (approved budget of $680 billion, this does not include the supplemental budgets, which is what you are referring to). Afghanistan - government overthrown within Oct - Dec 200, less than 3 months, mostly done within a month. Iraq - government overthrown within 3 weeks of major combat operations. The thing that takes time is rebuilding and 'keeping the peace'. Those two examples, were also approved by congress, but that doesn't really matter, because he could have done it without them. Vietnam & Korea are better examples, or the lesser known Kosovo, Syria, Nicaragua, and broad cold war, but they are probably unfamiliar to you, because I'm guessing you are young.

The supreme court has little to no effect on military operations.

Read up on history kid, your ideological beliefs (however much I wish they were true) do not mirror reality.

Comment Re:No one will be ruled by Trump even if he wins (Score 1) 739

This is not reflective of history when you consider executive orders.
" as the Commander in Chief of the armed forces, many presidents have sent troops to battle without an official war declaration (ex. Vietnam, Korea). " ...

"Executive Orders:
In times of emergency, the president can override congress and issue executive orders with almost limitless power. Abraham Lincoln used an executive order in order to fight the Civil War, Woodrow Wilson issued one in order to arm the United States just before it entered World War I, and Franklin Roosevelt approved Japanese internment camps during World War II with an executive order." - https://www.law.cornell.edu/we...

"The United States Congress has not formally declared war since World War II. All of our wars in the Middle East have been authorized using other means, which rather goes to the heart of the nature of those different conflicts. " - http://www.theatlantic.com/pol...

Comment Re:Try an internship (Score 1) 255

Except the intern I am paying and teaching, but maybe I am getting old. I can't justify having someone work for me and not pay them, especially since I am making money off him and expect deadlines to be met.

For the record, I had two paid internships while I was in college and both were above minimum wage in computer science industry. I found them through my college, which offered a co-op program: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

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