Why Boehner’s invite to Netanyahu is unconstitutional

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House Speaker John Boehner’s annoyance with President Barack Obama is turning into agrudge match against the Constitution.

Boehner’s decision to invite a foreign head of government to address Congress without first consulting the sitting president has no precedent in American history. And for a simple reason. It’s unconstitutional.

Boehner (R-Ohio) fully admits that his failure to communicate with the White House was not an oversight. Like a schoolboy passing notes when the teacher turns to the blackboard, he sneaked behind Obama’s back to set the date for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech with his country’s ambassador to the United States. Boehner asked the foreign dignitary not to tell the U.S. president.


House Speaker John Boehner listens as President Barack Obama hosts a bipartisan meeting of congressional leaders in the White House in Washington, January 13, 2015. REUTERS/Larry Downing

“I wanted to make sure,” Boehner later explained on Fox News, “there wasno interference.” Netanyahu is now scheduled to address a joint session of Congress on March 3.

This is unheard of in U.S. history. American Congresses have sometimes rejected a president’s foreign policy, of course. That is within their rights.

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I am not going to say that your title statement is wrong, but I would say that you either forgot to mention why that is true or you simply do what too many Americans today do: they make a claim that something is unconstitutional without refering to the constitution in any way. Your argument (obviously copied but still the words you are standing behind) goes like this: Boehner was dishonest to the President. No one has ever done this particular thing to the President before. Therefore, what Boehner did was unconstitutional. Sorry, but that argument is invalid. A Constitutional argument must follow something like this form: Boehner did x. The Constitution states that x is illegal. Therefore, what Boehner did is unconstitutional. Then we are talking about the Constitution. Don't bring it up if you don't know what it is or how it applies to American laws.
 
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What Boehner did was not unconstitutional in any way whatsoever. Just because you dont like something doesnt make it unconstitutional. Thats a mistake a lot of people make. You may disagree with Boehner inviting Netanyahu to speak and may think it was in poor taste. The facts however are clear.
 
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I agree with both the above! It was not unconstitutional. We are in desperate times with the powers that be, and "desperate times call for desperate measures!" *

*probably Hippocrates
 
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