The Hartmann Report

The Hartmann Report

The Hartmann Report is an independent daily podcast hosted by award winning, author, radio & TV host Thom Hartmann. Thom’s podcast highlights the bigger picture behind politics, science and culture through discussion and debate. Catch Thom’s live show Monday through Friday noon ET / 9am PT- www.thomhartmann.com.... Show More
September 18, 2019 62 min

Should Trump Have the Power to Take Us to War?

Tensions between Iran and the United States are growing thanks to President Trump. But does Trump have the ability to take us to war? Only Congress can authorize a war. It’s right there in the Constitution. The Founders did this because they did not want any president to ever acquire the king-like power of war making: they believed it was too much power in the hands of one person, and thus could lead to disaster.

If Donald Trump tries to take us into war with Iran, Congress and massive public opinion must stop him. Call your member of the House and both your senators today. ~ Thom describes the history and origins of the Saudi war with Yemen. ~ Jefferson's Three Tyrannies are at play today- theocrats, warlords, and the rich. Does Mr. Bone Saw represent all three? ~ The discussion deepens with Thom's educated and thoughtful callers. ~ [BREAK AND DISCUSSION CONTINUES] - 'Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires' ~ Who really benefits when Saudis buy American military hardware? Do we have a mutual defense pact with 'The Kingdom'? ~ Dave in Massachusetts think the drones could have been fired from inside Saudi. Catherine in Vermont says Trump is betraying our military. ~ Talk Media News report.

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