Until supporters of unconstitutional presidential war powers began commenting on my blog threads. Not one has cited any kind of relevant source. It’s all bare assertion. Then I am expected, after having written two book chapters on this, to disprove their bare assertions. (“Show me where it says the President can’t do this,” says one critic, apparently in all seriousness.) Then it’s a lot of stuff about the impracticality of consulting Congress before our infallible leaders begin bombing. Again, completely irrelevant to the constitutional issue. It’s the usual left-wing line: the Constitution is a dusty old document, it’s impractical today, let’s proceed as if it’s been amended even though it hasn’t, repeated violations amount to an amendment, etc.
A few people have asked why I don’t delete the more abusive comments. In general I delete very abusive comments (why should I deal with ill-mannered jerks on my own site, when they can get their own blogs and be as savage as they like?) but I let merely opposing comments stand. In this case the opposing comments are so off topic, even slightly deranged, that it is a net addition to the cause of the good guys to have them there.