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Does the United States president have the right to ship arms

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"The Constitution does not give the president complete domination over the war-making function. The power to declare war is reserved for Congress, as is the ability to raise and maintain an army. Nevertheless, presidential use of the power to order U.S. forces into combat without a congressional declaration of war increased greatly during the twentieth century. Particularly during the half-century of cold war conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union, presidents claimed the right to deploy military forces on their own initiative. Presidents also had the support of congressional resolutions authorizing them to use force, such as the Tonkin Gulf resolution which Lyndon Johnson claimed as his legal authority for carrying out the war in Vietnam."
I would say if they can commit troops, they can commit arms

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Probably, since he is commander of the military.

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the right? no, that is not defined as a right anywhere in the constitution

However, that does not change the fact that our current president disrespects and throws mud on the constitution all the time, so why would that even matter at this point?

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I don't think he is doing much worse than all the other persidents before him. But then, this is just my opinion.
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Uh, presidents have done this for long time, in fact U.S. became independent with such help from France. Did you even take US History yet, kid?
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true, in fact. It was the US who almost bankrupted France because France spend a lot of money on the revolution against England. It is interesting to me, that if france had not helped the US to become and independent country, the US couldn't have helped France fight the Nazis.
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I don't care if they have done it for a long time, it doesn't make it any less unconstitutional, saying that is like saying "oh, people have been murdering others since forever, I guess that makes it perfectly okay".Oh, by the way, when we became independent, and got help from the French Navy, the constitution didn't even exist yet, so maybe you should review your own history a bit before toting that off as an example here.
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oh, snap. Bring it on Yasmin. Preppyboy is ready for a history fight.
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it's not a fight, I simply refuted an error that yasmin made, that's all.
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oh comeone preppyboy. Is monday, I still have 5 days to go. I want so excitement in my last hour of work. LOL
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No he has to go though congress to ship arms. That's why the U.S. has treaties with other countries to do this he can not go out on his own and do it if he does he is breaking the law.

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Yes. Countries have offered aid to each other forever. US even won independence with aid from France.

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that isn't the question, the question is, does the president of the united states have that right. To which the answer is no. The senate and house of representatives have that right, since the senate is supposed to be in charge of treaties and the like.
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When that happened we were fighting for our independence we were not a country we were territory of Great Britain and we did not have a president.
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We didn't have a constitution either, the rights of the president cannot be defined until there is a president in existence, and a constitution to guide his/her election. The president of the United states does not have the right to ship arms.
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Because the president is commander in chief, the military is his call, if he wants to it is his constitutional right.

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The administration has the responsibility of coordinating export licenses through the Dept of Commerce and the BATF. So yes, the President has the authority to certify arms for export.

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