What is lost in the discussion of the Hayworth was the context of the discussion. The discussion was about the legality of military action without formal declarations of war. In the case of Hayworth
he is factually wrong but substantively correct. In this case Congress affirmed a state of war after it had been declared by Germany. This is quite different than initiating a declaration of war. The substance of Hayworths point is largely correct. We declared war on Germany only after Hitler declared war on the USA.
I find it odd that the shrill lefties remain silent on yet another Democrat lying about serving in Vietnam. For the record I have never heard of anyone calling service in the reserves a dodge other than lefties talking about Quayle and GW Bush. Serving in the reserves is still honorable and we salute all veterans not named John Kerry.