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President Trump: Obey the Constitution!

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President Donald Trump needs to read the Constitution that he swore to obey in the oath he took for office. The Constitution of the United States clearly specifies that a declaration of war is supposed to come from Congress. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt went before the Congress and asked for a declaration of war.

When you talk about North Korea, you say that if Chinese don't cooperate to take nuclear arms from North Korea you will solve the problem. This is a complicated problem. North Korea has howitzers trained on the city of Seoul. That city, has 20 million people in it. With artillery alone, North Korea could obliterate the entire city. Not only that, there are 25,000 soldiers and airmen in Korea and they have many families that have accompanied them. If North Korea strikes, many Americans and their families will die.

I spent six years in Korea and I know what I'm talking about. North Korea is a pariah state and needs to come to the table and talk civilly to the South Koreans and to America. Saber rattling is not the way to go on this. I understand that we don't want North Korea to have nuclear missiles that can destroy bases in Japan and eventually they will be able to hit our West Coast. You must offer the North Koreans a way out of this situation the same way president Obama did in Iran. Iran is not producing nuclear weapons and delivery systems. They are defensive missiles but don't have intercontinental ballistic missiles.

North Korea is suffering because of their government. The people have nothing and are suffering because their government is so hostile to Japan in United States and South Korea. What needs to happen is you need to offer them something with the understanding that they will stop producing nuclear weapons. That means diplomacy from the State Department. Nothing can be solved by threats and intimidation. Especially because North Korea is totally isolated and their people only hear what the government says.

President Trump, you must understand that millions of people will die if you use military force against North Korea. The only way to go on this is offer to sit down and talk with the government of North Korea. The government there is on its knees. The people in the country have little food in the country trades with no one. It is obvious that North Korea wants to bargain with us. They understand how powerful America is. Even though we are powerful and have a powerful military force on North Korea's borders, the beginning of the war will see millions of people in Seoul obliterated. Hundreds of howitzers shooting incendiary shells at Seoul and causing a firestorm. You must understand that millions of people will die.

And all the Democrats that support military action against Syria and support this administration as they send 59 cruise missiles against that country. That is an act of war and the administration did this without the support of Congress. That is a war crime. The United States is involved in so many wars in the Middle East and Yemen and Afghanistan and Somalia we have troops in Syria we have troops back in Iraq, and we have drones that drop hellfire missiles and the truth is that we are killing people all over the world. Most people in the world think that the United States will be the one to start World War III.

Donald Trump, do you want to be the one who starts World War III? Do you understand what the consequences would be if you make a strike against North Korea? I sincerely hope that you consult with your military people and the people in the State Department and Congress before you act against North Korea. This is the way the Constitution demands. If you act against another country and shoot missiles into it or drop bombs on that is declaration of war. You don't have the right to make surgical strikes against another country. I understand how complicated the situation is. I understand why you want to use military force. I am in complete agreement with you that North Korea needs to relinquish its nuclear weapons and missiles.

What I don't understand is congress does nothing while this president violates the Constitution. Congressman Tulisi Gabbard from Hawaii was singled out by Howard Dean and criticized. I don't understand why a person who served in combat in Iraq was criticized by a person who escaped the draft because he had a bad back but he can go skiing in Aspen. Howard Dean isn't even in Congress. He holds no political office and has no understanding of the entire situation.

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Tim Gatto is Ret. US Army and has been writing against the Duopoly for the last decade. He has two books on Amazon, Kimchee Days or Stoned Colds Warriors and Complicity to Contempt.

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