Iran Deal? Where is Executive Authority to make a ‘Deal’ in the Constitution?

5 August 20145 AD/20 Av 5775

An Open Letter to the Texas Delegation

Hon. John Cornyn
Hon. Ted Cruz
Hon. John Ratcliffe (CD-4)

Gentlemen,

Iran Deal??? Search as I may, I just can’t find executive authority to make “deals” in the Constitution.

It was a bad idea in 2013 – it’s a bad idea in 2015

However, Article II, Section 2 says, “He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur“.

Have we amended the Constitution to substitute “deal” for “treaty”? I don’t think so.

What is a treaty? By definition, a treaty is “a formal agreement between countries in regard to peace, friendship, etc.”

Is not this Iran Deal a “formal agreement between countries”? Does it not require 2/3 approval by the US Senate?

Senators: do your duty. Regardless how Barack Obama stylizes his “deal” with the devil, the Iran Deal is a treaty.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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