Obama to chair UNSC (unconstitutional btw...)

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    Just when you think it's ok to take a deep breath - thinking maybe the President will slow down on his power drive - Obama revs up again. And will ANYONE from the MSM or even FOX News, mention this CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATION? Probably not....




    In Violation of the Constitution: Obama Takes On Chairmanship of UN Security Council

    In Violation of the Constitution: Obama Takes On Chairmanship of UN Security Council

    Right Soup
    September 14, 2009

    Some unprecedented news today, folks. Never in the history of the United Nations has a U.S. President taken the chairmanship of the powerful UN Security Council. Perhaps it is because of what could arguably be a Constitutional prohibition against doing so.

    To wit: Section 9 of the Constitution says:

    No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

    Nonetheless, the rotating chairmanship of the council goes to the U.S. this month. The normal course of business would have U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice take the gavel. However, this time will be different. Constitution be damned, Barack Hussein Obama has decided to put HIMSELF in the drivers seat, and will preside over global nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament talks slated to begin September 24th. The Financial Times says:
    Barack Obama will cement the new co-operative relationship between the US and the United Nations this month when he becomes the first American president to chair its 15-member Security Council.
    The topic for the summit-level session of the council on September 24 is nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament one of several global challenges that the US now wants to see addressed at a multinational level.
    UN officials also hope a climate change debate on September 22 will give fresh impetus to the search for a global climate deal at Copenhagen in December. There are also hopes a possible meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, and Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority president, that Mr. Obama would host, could lead to a breakthrough about a timetable for Middle East peace.
    Here is what the UN Security Council does. Picture Obama as the Chair of this committee with this power.
    Under the UN Charter, the functions and powers of the Security Council are:
    * to maintain international peace and security in accordance with the principles and purposes of the United Nations;

    * to investigate any dispute or situation which might lead to international friction;

    * to recommend methods of adjusting such disputes or the terms of settlement;

    * to formulate plans for the establishment of a system to regulate armaments;

    * to determine the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression and to recommend what action should be taken;

    * to call on Members to apply economic sanctions and other measures not involving the use of force to prevent or stop aggression;

    * to take military action against an aggressor;

    * to recommend the admission of new Members;
    * to exercise the trusteeship functions of the United Nations in strategic areas;

    * to recommend to the General Assembly the appointment of the Secretary-General and, together with the Assembly, to elect the Judges of the International Court of Justice.

    No American president has ever attempted to acquire the image of King of the Universe by officiating at a meeting of the UNs highest body. Obama apparently believes that being flanked by council-member heads of state like Col. Moammar Qaddafi who is expected to be seated five seats to Obamas right will cast a sufficiently blinding spell on Americans.

    He undoubtedly hopes that the horrid state of the nations economy, turmoil over health care, and a summer of racial scapegoating will pale by comparison. This role as UN Security Council chair will allow him to make decisions, influence legislation and resolutions, and set the agenda.


    Right Soup will be closely following this very unsettling turn of events. Like I always say, pay attention to what Obama DOES (not what he says!)
     
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    Infowars?

    Really?

    Conspiracy theory much?
     
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    I have to admit, though, that I REALLY REALLY REALLY had fun laughing at the nearly illiterate types posting in the comments section of the original article.

    If the country is doomed it is because we are, in general, so totally and completely ignorant as well as ill-educated. Bordering on moronic....
     
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    Coming from you, Sharra, that's pretty funny.

    It's unconstitutional. Essentially what you and Jillie are saying is it's okay for the prez to ignore the constitution at will.

    Big surprise that.
     
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    the United Nations is not a king or prince or a foreign state.
     
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    Now, suddenly, an alley babbler is coming out as a Constitutional Scholar, LMAO at how ridiculous that is.

    Not discussing this NON-issue with NON-scholar YOU, LOL.....
     
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    Jillie's no constitutional scholar, and neither are you.

    Can you address the fact that it's contrary to the constitution?
     
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    My comment had nothing to do with "constitutional scholarship" as you call it....

    It had to do with the fact that the O/P is a fallacious piece of garbage propagated by infowars, favorite "source" for troofers ....

    So why don't you address THAT?
     
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    It is NOT UNCONSTITUTIONAL....as mentioned, the UN isn't a foreign state or country etc...

    But it is very BOLD...

    Not that whoever the US would have put in this seat, when our turn comes around, will not be representing us and the President, so i suppose the president himself is no different...other than being a very BOLD position to take...as mentioned and perhaps actually making a difference because of his stature and intelligence.

    It does bring LIFE back in to the UN and it being OUR tool AGAIN in foreign affairs, as it was when it was first created imo.....

    Care
     
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    I still don't understand why the Ambassador is not doing this. I'd like to know BHO's reasoning. He seems to be micromanaging; this is what our Ambassador is for.

    I wonder what Hillary thinks of this?
     

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