Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The Congress & Ending War.

The power of the purse is quite a bit more powerful than one thinks it is.

Quite clearly, the power to declare war is vested with the Congress. However, I see nowhere where congress can explicitly declare and end to a war. Sure, the congress can pass a resolution but I do not see the President is bound by it. There is plenty of power for Congress to end a war by defunding the venture.

This defunding has happened in the past and is not a powerless power.