Limited edition of The War Powers Resolution, signed by President Gerald R. Ford. Quarto, 119pp. Black morocco spine, title in gilt on spine, green cloth covers. In publishers cloth slipcase, near fine condition. Bookplate from James Strohn Copley, legendary newspaper publisher from San Diego and lifelong Republican. Signed limited edition of 50 copies, this being number 45, signed by President Gerald R. Ford on the half title.
Comments: Not to be confused with a similar signed, limited edition publication of 200 copies of the same name. This edition was held for the author and includes a leather spine and slipcase. This address by Gerald Ford was given at Butte College in 1991. It addresses the War Powers Resolution (War Powers Act) which was enacted by congress over the veto of President Nixon. In 1973, tired of the Vietnam and Korean Wars, congress passed a new law that required a president seek a declaration of war by congress before sending troops into combat. While this law has never been challenged in the Supreme Court, President Ford contended that it was unconstitutional and hindered the ability of the executive to defend the nation. President Clinton and President Bush have both challenged the law with their actions in Kosovo and Iraq. A scarce edition.