Tuesday, August 01, 2006


The provision of the Constitution giving war-making power to the Congress was dictated, as I understand it, for the following reason: Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This, our Convention understood to be most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no man should hold the power of bringing oppression upon us.
Abraham Lincoln