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戦争法の廃止を求める統一署名

 2015年9月19日に参議院で“強行採決”され“成立”した「平和安全保障関連法」は、憲法第9条が禁じる国際紛争解決のための武力行使を可能とするもので、憲法違反であることは明らかです。したがって、「平和安全」の名にかかわらず、その内容はまぎれもなく戦争法です。また、憲法解釈を180度くつがえした閣議決定に基づいた違憲の立法は、内閣と国会による立憲主義の否定であり、断じて認めることはできません。

 この戦争法が発動されれば、日本は海外で戦争する国になり、自衛隊は海外で殺し殺されることになり、日本自体が武力紛争の当事者となって、「平和安全」とはまったく逆の事態を招くことになります。

 戦争法に対しては、国会審議の段階で、憲法の専門家をはじめ、さまざまな分野の人びとから反対の声が上がり、世論調査でも8割が政府の説明は不十分と答えていました。全国の人びとの強い反対の声を国会内の数の力で踏みにじった採決は、主権在民と民主主義を壊す暴挙であり、正当性を欠くものです。

 以上の趣旨から、次の事項について請願します。


【 請 願 事 項 】

一、戦争法である「平和安全保障関連法」をすみやかに廃止してください。

一、立憲主義の原則を堅持し、憲法9条を守り、いかしてください。

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Abolish the War-Fighting Law! Don’t Touch Article Nine!

Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

The ruling parties forced war-fighting bills into law in the House of Councilors on September 19, 2015. The “peace and security” legislation, as they call it, is aimed to authorize the government of Japan to use force as a means to settle international disputes, an act renounced under Article Nine of the Constitution of Japan, and thus unconstitutional. The name that is given to it, “peace and security,” is a misnomer because their substance is only about how Japan can fight a war. The legislation is based on a recent Cabinet decision intended to flip-flop the widely accepted interpretation of the Constitution. We categorically reject such a blatant act of denying the principle of constitutionalism both the Cabinet and the National Diet are obligated to comply with.

If Japan takes an action under the war-fighting laws, it means Japan will fight a war overseas. The SDF (Self Defense Forces) will send their soldiers to the battlefield, where they are ordered to kill others or others kill them. It also means Japan will become a direct party to an armed conflict. The situation that unfolds as a result will be without “peace and security” unlike what the laws intend to achieve.

When the war-fighting bills were put to deliberations at the Diet, people from all walks of life came out to voice concern and opposition, and among them were scholars in constitutional law. A series of polls revealed that about 80% were not persuaded by the government’s argument for the bills. Despite opposition spreading all across the country, the ruling parties chose to resort to the sheer force of numbers in the Diet and ram through the bills. Their action is by no means justifiable as it represents gross violation of the principles of popular sovereignty and democracy.

We, undersigned, hereby petition:

1. “The peace and security” legislation, which is nothing but a war-fighting laws, be abolished immediately; and

2. The government strictly adhere to the principles of constitutionalism, and defend and enrich Article Nine of the Constitution of Japan.

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    安倍晋三
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    内閣総理大臣 安倍晋三


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