Voices Ep. 23 Occupy: Rule of Law

Record Date 4/18/2018

Co-host: David Callihan

Guest: Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.

“…in absolute governments the King is law…the law ought to be king….” Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

Rule Of Law

“I haven’t read France’s or Britain’s ‘Constitution,’ but I’ve read ours and no where in it is Presidential authority to strike Syria.”

“It was a sad spectacle to see U.S. brass rubbishing the Constitution and trying to silence critics of the U.S. strike on Syria, says Ray McGovern in this commentary.”


“Congress may not delegate, let alone abdicate, to the President any part (let alone the entirety) of its powers….” (PDF p. 29)

Nuremberg tribunals



“Mattis says the legal basis for the Syria strikes tonight were Trump’s Article II power to defend vital American interests. Whatever the merits of that as a domestic law matter it has nothing to do with international law.”

Link to the full legal advice on UK air strikes in Syria.

“In this memo to the White House, the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity urge President Trump to get the evidence first before deciding to strike Syria.”

Marty Ledermann’s 3 options including “third way”

“…no evidence….”

On The Ground In Syria – With Special Guest Vanessa Beeley

“For those afraid to look at independent journalism for fear of being labeled a ‘conspiracy theorist,’ Robert Fisk is walking around Douma chatting to people especially for you….”

“In briefing to Congress, DNI, SecDef, and SecState provided zero real evidence. Referenced info circulating online. Which means either they chose not to provide proof to Congress or they don’t have conclusive proof that Assad carried out gas attack. Either way, not good.”

“‘Does the President have the constitutional authority to bomb Assad’s forces? Does he have the authority absent congressional action to bomb Assad’s forces or installations?’ Paul asked….

“‘I believe the President has the domestic authority to do that. I don’t think — I don’t think that has been disputed by Republicans or Democrats throughout an extended period of time,’ Pompeo asserted.”

World War 2 history has been sanitized Charles Austin Beard 

Good time to review what a World War costs

“An Association” led to “The Union” in 1774