The U.S. Constitution Does Not Provide for Humanitarian Relief

March 22, 2022

The U.S. Constitution Does Not Provide for Humanitarian Relief

by John D. Guandolo

As the Russian military continues to wage war in Ukraine, the Ukrainian people are caught in the crossfire.

Putting aside the U.S. media’s 24/7 propaganda and the emphasis on human carnage despite official numbers that fewer than 600 Ukrainians have been killed, the inhumanity of the situation is still heart-wrenching and many decent people want to do what they can to help.

Many people’s knee-jerk reaction seems to be to look to the U.S. federal government to “do something” to stop this or any tragic situation.

Yet, taking care of our fellow man is the duty of the individual, not the state.

10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The Constitution explicitly states the authorities provided to the federal government are enumerated and cannot be exceeded. All other authorities are reserved to the States and the people.


We as individuals can decide to use our financial resources, time, and effort to help others as we so choose. We can take time to find non-profit organizations that conduct international relief, help refugees, and do other such things.

If Mr. Biden wants to enter into a war with Russia, he must first seek a declaration of war from Congress. Otherwise, arming the Ukraine, assisting with a No-Fly Zone, or other such action, is an act of war and Russia will see it that way.

At a time when there is significant evidence of gross corruption and tyranny at the highest levels of the U.S. government, allowing it to send money and resources to the Ukraine is nothing short of irresponsible and unconstitutional.

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About JG
John Guandolo is a US Naval Academy graduate, served as an Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marines and is a combat veteran, served as a Special Agent in the FBI from 1996-2008, and was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct strategic analysis of the Islamic threat. He is the President and Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).
One Comment
  1. Frank Livingston March 23, 2022 at 4:09 pm Reply

    We are beyond broke and cannot afford this! This is Cloward-Piven Strategy on steroids which is designed to bankrupt America. Here is what the Dems are doing, applying the Cloward-Piven Strategy! Allowing millions of ILLEGAL aliens to get on our UNCONSTITUTIONAL welfare system and vote Dem! This is all about the Cloward-Piven Strategy POS Obama tried to implement back in 2008! This is his second bite at the apple trying to destroy America. This is Obama’s third term!!! Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis
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