8/30/2013

Letter from Congressman Rigell to Obama

Letter from Congressman Rigell to Obama

Dear Mr. President,

We strongly urge you to consult and receive authorization from Congress before ordering the use of U.S. military force in Syria.  Your responsibility to do so is prescribed in the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution of 1973.

While the Founders wisely gave the Office of the President the authority to act in emergencies, they foresaw the need to ensure public debate – and the active engagement of Congress – prior to committing U.S. military assets.  Engaging our military in Syria when no direct threat to the United States exists and without prior congressional authorization would violate the separation of powers that is clearly delineated in the Constitution.

Mr. President, in the case of military operations in Libya you stated that authorization from Congress was not required because our military was not engaged in “hostilities.”  In addition, an April 1, 2011, memorandum to you from your Office of Legal Counsel concluded:

“…President Obama could rely on his constitutional power to safeguard the national interest by directing the anticipated military operations in Libya—which were limited in their nature, scope, and duration—without prior congressional authorization.”

We view the precedent this opinion sets, where “national interest” is enough to engage in hostilities without congressional authorization, as unconstitutional.  If the use of 221 Tomahawk cruise missiles, 704 Joint Direct Attack Munitions, and 42 Predator Hellfire missiles expended in Libya does not constitute “hostilities,” what does?

If you deem that military action in Syria is necessary, Congress can reconvene at your request.  We stand ready to come back into session, consider the facts before us, and share the burden of decisions made regarding U.S. involvement in the quickly escalating Syrian conflict.

Sincerely

8/13/2013

Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral Birthday August 13, 2013

Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral Birthday August 14, 2014

Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral Birthday August 13, 2013 

Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral

Fact / wishes  -  8:35 AM

#Birthday

#Google+ Link to original post with comments

Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral originally shared:

G+ friends  -  There are so many names I need to write out. On second thought, I'll just keep you written in my heart. Thank you very much for making my birthday a truly happy and memorable one. 

Angela Von Guesse
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#HappyBirthday

+Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral Happy birthday to the best influence of my life. I love you, Mama Em. You deserve nothing but the best because YOU ARE BEST!!

claudia köhler
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A new house in the karibik for you...:)))) Happy Birthday dear Emille....:)) We wish U simple pleasures in life....Evergreen happiness..... A truly bright future..... Most of all we wish a Birthday.... full of smiles and cheers.....:))) +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral

claudia köhler
Discussion  -  Yesterday 3:34 PM Link to original post with comments

A new boat for you , my dear from all of us...:)))) +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral.....:)))))

claudia köhler
Discussion  -  Yesterday 3:33 PM  Link to original post with comments  

Happy birthday +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral ....:)) We hope you like him...he is only for you...:))

claudia köhler
Discussion  -  Yesterday 3:32 PM   Link to original post with comments  

A new plane for your trips around the world...:))) +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral.....:))))

claudia köhler
Discussion  -  Yesterday 3:31 PM  Link to original post with comments    

Let us celebrate your birthday....:))) +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral ...Happy Birthday sweetie.....!!!!

claudia köhler

Discussion  -  Yesterday 3:31 PM    Link to original post with comments

*Special roses for a special lady...Happy Birthday , my dear...:))) +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral...Roses always stand for thoughts
& so these come to say....that my wishes are with you ...
today & everyday Happy Birthday sweetie !!!*

Dilyana Angel
Discussion  -  Yesterday 4:11 PM  Beautiful video attached…click link

#HappyBirthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral
❤✽ ✾ ✿ ❀ ❁ ❃ ❋❤

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Theo Von Druessel
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*Happy Birthday +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral! 

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Wolf Wolfman
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You've had a good year...even though it got off to a slow start!
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Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral +Michaela McFisher +Carmilita Z. Ambrosio +Lorelei Strassberg +Dominique Bautista +Theo Von Druessel +Randy Blake +claudia köhler +Corrie Woerde +Angela Von Guesse +Dilyana Angel +Michael B. +Jimmy Chang +sanjay prakash
More...   http://goluckydonald.blogspot.com/2013/07/carmilita-zotomayor-riveral-gifpictures.html

Randy Blake
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8-)

 

 

Michael B.
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Happy Special Bithday To You!  +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral
From All of us!
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Michaela McFisher
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#Birthday

#Gifts

Happy birthday to the best mother in the world +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral I love you, Mama. Here are your birthday gifts  -

Carmilita Z. Ambrosio
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#HappyBirthday

Happy birthday, Mama +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral Here's your birthday gift!

Lorelei Strassberg
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Thank you for being my mother +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral You are my greatest blessing. I love you. Happy birthday!!
Here is one of your life's passions  -

Dominique Bautista
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#Birthday

#HappyBirthday

Happy birthday, Mama Em +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral The best grandma and horserider team mate anyone can have.
Enjoy your birthday presents  -

John patrick anthony Cummins
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#Birthday

#Lightning

THE 13th of August brings
Lightning for Birthday celebrators, it will light up your day!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO
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Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral +Yumi +Carmilita Z. Ambrosio +++++++++

John patrick anthony Cumminsbirthday is also August 13

sneha kulkarni
Fact / wishes  -  Aug 12, 2013  Link to original post with comments

Many Many Happy Returns of the Day Mom +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral  Love you :))))))))))))))

Mita Gomez
Discussion

Yesterday 10:16 AM   Link to original post with comments

COFFEE CLUB

Mita Gomez originally shared:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIS +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral I'M NOT SO LATE, IT'S ONLY MID-DAY THERE, IN FINLAND. :))) 
THIS MUST BE A BIG CELEBRATION!  MAY THE LORD, GIVE YOU THE
DESIRE OF YOUR HEART, MORE LOVE AND STRENGTH FROM THE LORD, OUR MOST AWESOME GOD!!  I LOVE YOU, SIS AS A  SISTER AND A FRIEND. HUGS AND KISSES.
 

Khurram Jamil
Discussion

Yesterday 8:51 AM  Link to original post with comments

#HappyBirthday

Hey +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral Happy Birthday Dear! :-)

Karan Johar
Discussion

Aug 12, 2013  Link to original post with comments

             •*¨`•. ☆ .•¨`*•.
¨*•♫♪YOU ARE AWESOME!¸*•♫♪  
✿•*¨`•. (¯`v´¯) (¯`v´¯) .•¨`*•✿
. . . ✿•*¨`•.¸(¯`v´¯)¸.•´¨`*•✿ . . .
…………… ….♥ •.¸.•´♥……………
Happy birthday to You +
Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral

Sharon Michanco
Discussion

Aug 12, 2013  Link to original post with comments

#Birthday

#HappyBirthday

Happy Birthday +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral , a new birthday outfit for you!

sneha kulkarni

moderator

Discussion

Aug 12, 2013  Link to original post with comments

#Love

Happy Birthday Mom +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral This post is on behalf of Mav sis :))) Love you :))

 

Bianca Hope

moderator

Discussion

Aug 12, 2013 Link to original post with comments

Enjoy your birthday! :) +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral

 

Corrie Woerde

Discussion

Aug 12, 2013 Link to original post with comments

#Birthday

#HappyBirthday

#Poetry

I'M SORRY....I DIDN'T KNOW....          

Corrie Woerde originally shared:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR EMILY... MANY HAPPY RETURNS !!!
SENT WITH LOVE!     ;-)

 

Walt Armour
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HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
+
Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral

sunidhi kapoor
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This is for you Mom . You heart is as pure as these pearls.
So a small gift for you from this daughter.
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Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral

sanjay prakash
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Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyyyy Mom +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral !!
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Angela Von Guesse +Carmilita Z. Ambrosio +Dominique Bautista and all g+ friendsssssssssssssssssss

nidhi agarwal
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Wishing u a very happy bday dear mom
Have a great day

margarita Gelfer
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#HappyBirthday

For my dear friend +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

margarita Gelfer
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#Birthday

#HappyBirthday

Wishing a Happy Birthday to my dear friend +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lavan Yohan

Discussion  -  Aug 13, 2013  Link to original post with comments There’s a better image on the Aug 13, 2013 link

#SriLanka

Happy Birthday +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral , sorry for being late. I offer you the Sigiriya mountain palace in Sri Lanka as a gift.

image

sanjay prakash
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Mabuhay Carmi mom !! +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral

Amalia Pedemonte
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Happy Birthday +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral ... May all your wishes come true. Enjoy your day!!!

Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral
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Sending warmest regards from Norway
Photo courtesy of +
Dilyana Chang
Thank you very much for everything +Wolf Wolfman