According to the constitution (you know, the document the Tea Party loves so much), the power to declare war rests with Congress.
He has upheld his oath of office to support the constitution.
There is, after all, a reason why the constitution gives a president a four-year term.
The French constitution establishes a two-round voting system.
It was the other delegates at the writing of the constitution who truly hit the hard stuff.
In 1858, an attempt was made to save it by revolutionizing its constitution and management.
But he was too ambitious, and worked too hard for his constitution.
Try to get a little iron and quinine into your constitution.
Or did the constitution protect it there, as Calhoun and his followers claimed?
The constitution is a "compact, to which the States are the parties."
mid-14c., "law, regulation, edict," from Old French constitucion (12c.) "constitution, establishment," and directly from Latin constitutionem (nominative constitutio) "act of settling, settled condition, anything arranged or settled upon, regulation, order, ordinance," from constitut-, past participle stem of constituere (see constitute).
Meaning "action of establishing" is from 1580s; that of "way in which a thing is constituted" is from c.1600; that of "physical health, strength and vigor of the body" is from 1550s; of the mind, "temperament, character" from 1580s. Sense of "mode of organization of a state" is from c.1600; that of "system of principles by which a community is governed" dates from 1730s; especially of a document of written laws since the U.S. and French constitutions, late 18c.
constitution con·sti·tu·tion (kŏn'stĭ-tōō'shən, -tyōō'-)
The physical makeup of the body, including its functions, metabolic processes, reactions to stimuli, and resistance to the attack of pathogenic organisms.
The composition or structure of a molecule.
The fundamental law of the United States, drafted in Philadelphia in 1787 (see Constitutional Convention), ratified in 1788, and put into effect in 1789. It established a strong central government in place of the Articles of Confederation. (See Preamble to the Constitution.)