Lesson for Republicans

Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution of the United States defines the powers our President has over our military.  Specifically, it says:

“The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States …”

Perhaps U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) should review this Section.  On Sept. 23, during an address to a gathering of Tea Party types, Mr. Lamborn said, “A lot of us are talking to the generals behind the scenes, saying, ‘Hey, if you disagree with the policy that the White House has given you, let’s have a resignation.  You know, let’s have a public resignation, and state your protest, and go out in a blaze of glory …’”

There’s nothing overtly unconstitutional about that statement.  But its thematic content resembles that of the “Stuff for Dummies” books of years gone by.

The American electorate often gets knocked for being low-information and therefore easily manipulated. Lamborn’s Constitution 101 stunt plays to that.  But let’s go him one better.  Let’s make his efforts futile.  Let’s turn out in the bazillions next month to vote for every progressive candidate on the ballot.



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