Originally Posted by BigRedChief
Because the public wants action. look at the polls.
Polling "useful idiots" and/or the ignorant masses who are easily manipulated and prone to knee jerk reactions in the heat of an emotional upset. Yeah, that's the best way to make law. Sounds like the aftermath of 9/11 which gave us Iraq.
Last I looked we still had rights despite stirring up the rabble. This is why the public at large don't get to make law....particularly the kind that infringes natural rights.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950