Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day205 Tuesday 03/22/11

ran 3.6 miles
Democrats and Republicans are agreeing more and more on behalf of President Obama’s unorthodox methods of making decisions. And by “unorthodox” I am referring to the understatement that he is behaving in a manner far too independent of the American Constitution, often turning a deaf ear to mass numbers of Congress members from both sides of the aisle, and he appears to be extremely unconcerned with the judgment of the people or their interpretation of him.

As of late our president has shown staggeringly little involvement in our nation’s highly important matter of agreeing on a budget. And now it’s Libya underscoring Barack Obama’s audacious ability to behave in a way that suggests he may believe he is higher than the law and our constitution.

Obama’s sole authorization of military strikes on Libya without seeking the consent of Congress was unconstitutional and Democrats and Republicans, alike, are in an uproar. The issue here is not a matter of whether we should be involved with Libya’s affairs or not. It is the simple act that our president made to take military action without first presenting it to Congress for a vote. Presidents, according to Article 1, Section 8, cannot simply declare war on another nation. “Congress shall have power to declare war.”

Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich of Ohio pointed out that President Obama’s action could be an “impeachable offense”.

“It is alarming how casually the administration talks about initiating acts of war, as though Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution does not exist. Frankly, it is not up to the president whether or not we intervene in Libya, or set up ‘no-fly’ zones, or send troops. At least, it is not if we follow the Constitution.”

Tea Party freshman Representative Rand Paul of Kentucky

"President Obama moved forward without Congress approving. He didn't have congressional authorization. He has gone against the Constitution, and that's got to be said."

Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich of Ohio

“The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”

Barack Obama in an interview with the Boston Globe in December of 2007

1,494.8 miles to go.

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