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Regarding "Trump's border wall woes", Opinion, Thursday, Jan. 10, Erwin Chemerinsky is in error asserting that "Going to war requires Congress declaring war..."

President Truman committed American troops to war against North Korea in 1950 without Congressional authorization.

Moreover, it seems presidents take on power neither implicit nor explicit in the Constitution, legislating from the Oval Office by executive order, tolerated by Congress and the American people.

REUBEN HAMASIAN

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