Syria and Obama Essay

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Poli Sci
Prof. Callow President Obama has made many feats in his time of presidency. Obama became the first person of African American descent to become president of the U.S. during his first term in 2008/2009. He has also taken soldiers of our army out of Iraq and has taken down Osama Bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist group responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Recently, Obama has asked Congress to allow an authorized attack on Syria, but it seemed he had not intended on going to Congress first. Obama claimed that the Syrian government has chemical weapons to harm the people of Syria. President Obama has no right to attack without a declaration from congress because the circumstance does not call for military commitment without the declaration from Congress and would not be fair to the people. If our president were to launch a military strike in Syria without declaration it would be unfair to the people of our country. Congress is made the House of Representatives and the Senate. These two houses represent the people of each state in our country. Having authorization by Congress would mean the authorization of the American population through representation. . A democracy to me, mean all citizens should have a right to vote for what they believe in and have a say in what we do as a country. Launching the military strike on Syria would mean ignoring the people’s voice and would take away from us being a democracy. The president also does not have the right to attack Syria without the declaration from Congress because the situation does not call for that action. According to the article “Obama and the Power to Go to War” by the L.A. Times “The drafters of the Constitution assigned Congress the power to declare…