I consider this hopeful news, not that we should expect President Obama to go to Congress before committing an act of war against Syria as our constitution requires, but that our own elected leaders may someday show the same backbone as the British Parliament that would not allow the Prime Minister to bomb Syria without further investigation. At this point of our degenerated democracy, a president can drop bombs on other sovereign nations without defining it as war. But when the US loses a faithful war puppet like England because the Prime Minister was held in check by Parliament, it is a very helpful reminder that our elected leaders in Congress are there for a reason as well, and one of those reasons is to keep presidents from going to war just because they want to. The Republicans aren’t usually right, but they are dead right on this one. It is especially hopeful to see Democrats rising up against this lack of due process by the Obama administration.