After much pondering, Gary Smith favored us with:
Actually, no. We had a treaty, signed by Congress, stating we would
defend Korea from any invasions. Congress also ratified our working with
the UN on fighting the war. So, it was done under the okay of our
Constitution.
Sorry, in the USA treaties have to be ratified by a 2/3 vote of the Senate. Was that done? I doubt it. And in any case, a civil war is not an invasion.

You see, the Constitution doesn't say we have to declare war, it only says that it is Congress' duty to declare war.
That sounds like clever lawyer talk to me, sort of like "That all depends on what 'is' means."

As I understand the Constitution--you know, plain English--Congress decides whether, when and who we fight, while the Executive Branch carries on the war. For our Commander and Chief to instigate wars and execute them without a congressional declaration of war is a clear violation of the intent of the Constitution, clever lawyer language notwithstanding.

John W. Redelfs [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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At present, the Book of Mormon is studied in our Sunday
School and seminary classes every fourth year. This
four-year pattern, however, must not be followed by
Church members in their personal and family study. We
need to read daily from the pages of the book that will get
a man "nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by
any other book." (Ezra Taft Benson, October 1988)
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All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR

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