Tell Congress: Repeal the Blank Check for Perpetual War

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Tell Congress: Repeal the Blank Check for Perpetual War
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Support HR 198 - Repeal of the Authorization for Use of Military Force - legislation that will reexamine and ultimately repeal the flawed blank check authorization to the President to wage war, anywhere at any time.
 
Now is the time for the U.S. Congress to repeal the overly broad 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF).

Why is this important?

On September 14, 2001 I was the sole member of either house of Congress to vote against the 2001 AUMF.  That misguided resolution is a blank check for war. It has been used to justify activities, such as warrantless surveillance, indefinite detention and the lethal use of drones, that fly in the face of our constitutional values. I am convinced that open-ended military engagement with no end in sight actually undermines our long-term national security

This is not who we Americans think we are or who we want to be. This is why I have introduced legislation - HR 198 - that will reexamine and ultimately repeal the flawed blank check Congressional authorization for the President to wage war anywhere, at any time.

HR 198 states:

"Congress finds that the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note), signed into law on September 18, 2001, has been used to justify a broad and open-ended authorization for the use of military force and such an interpretation is inconsistent with the authority of Congress to declare war and make all laws for executing powers vested by the Constitution in the Government of the United States."

My bill already has more than a dozen congressional co-sponsors. But public show of support for this effort is critical now as Congress is getting ready to consider whether to continue the blank check for the executive branch to wage endless war. Join us.  Sign as a citizen co-sponsor.

Thank you for standing with me.

REFERENCES  
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/17/endless-war-on-terror-obama

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/24/rep-barbara-lee-repeal-aumf-to-stop-this-state-of-perpetual-war/

http://blog.sfgate.com/nov05election/2013/03/19/once-a-lonely-voice-rep-barbara-lee-looks-back-at-costs-of-war/
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Reasons for signing

  • Mary S. 2014-01-11 13:36:01 -0800
    NO ONE has the right to do things the people have NOT APPROVED! It is our money and we hired these people to do OUR bidding. If they can't behave, they are out!! Blank check destroys credibility!!
  • Lori A. 2013-10-21 11:56:06 -0700
    No More War!
  • JAMES A. 2013-10-07 16:41:52 -0700
    because i beleave its right for our men and women in our military