Congressman Jones Co-Sponsors Legislation Prohibiting Funding Libyan Military Operation

Republican Congressman Walter B. Jones, representing Eastern Carolina, is co-sponsoring legislation that will prohibit funding for U.S. involvement in military operations in Libya.

The bipartisan effort comes just days after President Obama committed the U.S. to military intervention without consulting Congress; an effort that could cost between $30 and $100 million per week. The bipartisan legislation will be introduced when Congress reconvenes next week.

"The Constitution specifically gives only Congress the power to declare war," said Jones. "This is an act of war, and Congress was never consulted. President Obama bypassed the Constitution by negotiating with the UN and the Arab League without ever involving Congress."

"I am sure our founding fathers did not include such provisions in the Constitution just to be completely ignored. Like Iraq and Afghanistan, Congress has never debated going into Libya. This is not a matter of national security, so we should have had the opportunity to debate."

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 28, 2011 at 03:52 PM
    I will be so looking forward to what Obama has to say about Libya...its been 9 days and he is just now going to explain his actions. Sound familiar? Then today we find out we are arming Al Queda and they are the ones doing the fighting there. Curious, aren't we fighting and losing soldiers in Afgan fighting? The enemy of my enemy is not my friend. Obama seems to think they rifles for everybody....
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      by Anonymous on Mar 30, 2011 at 05:33 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Why, you will only say the opposite of what Obama says. Just like Newt does.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 31, 2011 at 09:22 AM in reply to
        Yeah, I would do the opposite of what Obama stop telling lies...go through congress for military actions and stop spending your kids's money....get it?
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          by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2011 at 02:42 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Thats the norm for Republicans, always say or do the opposite, no matter if it is in the best interest of the country or not. Party first, country last.
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        by Anonymous on Mar 31, 2011 at 06:12 PM in reply to
        Newt Gingrich flip-flops on Libya ... big time
  • by Anonymous on Mar 28, 2011 at 03:40 PM
    Why is Obama backing a rebel leader with ties to Al Queda? Will the weapons they are gathering be used against our military in Iraq and Afghanistan?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 28, 2011 at 02:06 AM
    to Blahammed, You dont consider whats going on in the Midddle East a threat to the US? Are you of this earth?
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 28, 2011 at 05:26 AM in reply to
      Pretty sure we would have to be fired upon or have citizens fired upon....I am so glad Fox exposed the truth and the facts instead of that liberal hooey feel good. Of course you make your statement and as usual...not one fact to back it up. I choose to listen to the know where that leaves you....
  • by Just the facts on Mar 27, 2011 at 04:00 PM
    Research before you make idiotic comments, Factsjack is correct...Under the War Power Resolution of 1973 , Presidents may engage for up to 60 days and then withdraw over a period of another 30 days before the president is required to obtain Congressional authorization. Case Closed!!!Stop listening to Fox Propaganda News, and that bunch of Jackals on the right.
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      by BLAHammed on Mar 27, 2011 at 06:21 PM in reply to Just the facts
      Yeah but it also states the opposition has to be a direct threat to this country.How are they I direct threat right now.They will be .It is called AL-Queda.You said it!.Under the WAR power resolution of 1973 BLAH,BLAH,BLAH!Your Messiah said we were not at war!Last I checked when you drop bombs and fire missels at an opposition it was called a war not that pyscho babble mess the liberals call it.
  • by Dan Location: Seven Springs on Mar 27, 2011 at 03:04 PM
    To Anonymous:You are correct,its not 1861 anymore! Its been 150 years and the great majority of Americans have been spoon fed lies and deliberate mis-interpretations of U.S. History in Federally controled schools,so much so that very few know the truth about what has happened and therefore cannot make correct decisions based on historical facts or blunders!Americans schools teach only watered down,politically correct facts!If you don't believe it,the many illiterit comments and statements on this and other news articles is "Proof Positive"! Our children deserve much better than the lies fed to them daily by the Federal & State govts. and the Public school administrators that know the truth,but are to scared to speak up! Why are you an anonymous commentor are you scared also?
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      by Annonymous Military Dude on Mar 27, 2011 at 04:31 PM in reply to Dan
      You really want to know what the real problem in the schools are? They took God, prayer and the Pledge out of them to be politically correct. Does it matter if I make a comment under annonymous or if I put a name in that column? No, you still dont know who I am. I dont care if you are Dan from Seven Springs, that does not change what you write in the comment section. Yes our children do deserve better but guess where the other problem lies? In teachers unions. It seems that teachers are there more for the benifits than they are there to TEACH children. We have turned into a country that is afraid to offend anyone for things that we say or do. You say or do the wrong thing anymore and you find yourself with a lawsuit handed to you, when years ago the other person would just say "That is your opinion and I respect that but it is not my opinion" and thats where it ended. The next day you would see those two people that disagreed, working side by side to help a needy neighbor or each other. Those days are long gone. What we need is for Americans to go back to being Americans.
  • by BLAHammed on Mar 27, 2011 at 12:21 PM
    Everything is OK now that OBLAHma is now back here visiting the USa.Heck they had the doors locked cause they did not even no he was coming.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 27, 2011 at 10:46 AM
  • by Anonymous on Mar 27, 2011 at 10:15 AM
    Dan, guess what it isnt 1861 anymore.
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Mar 27, 2011 at 01:55 PM in reply to
      Anonymous on Mar 27, 2011 at 01:15 PM, yeah, we know, we are much more heavily armed now than in 1861...something about communists takeover and Oblamabush...not recognizing the constitution...That war mongering Oblamabush...
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        by BLAH on Mar 27, 2011 at 02:57 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Yep but you probably aint heard that someone in the obomba administration(probably pelosi) found a dealer to sale arms to the mexican drug lords.You wait in a few more months they will try to put the blame on the NRA then try to take everybodies rights to bare arms away.Sneaky sniveling people in that outhouse we got.Just anther reason to impeach these fools.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 27, 2011 at 04:34 AM
    When Obama was senator, he opposed military action w/o congressional approval. i just want him to be consistant
  • by Dan Location: Seven Springs on Mar 26, 2011 at 11:27 PM
    Abraham Lincoln usurped the U.S. Constitution in 1861 when he declared war on the Southern States, without the approval of Congress! The Federal Govt. has been acting in this manner ever since!The Constitution gave us a Republic,not a democracy!Research the difference!The U.S. Constitution is not worth the paper its written on,because of this usurpation! The now a "Tyannical Empire"! The Southern Confederate States seceeded and were attacked and murdered by the Federal Govt., just like the Libyan leader is now doing! If God given common sence is not used by the Federal Govt. soon the U.S. is doomed!

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