Congress Must Play its role in war-making decision
It only took a seven-minute debate to approve a new provision that would expand war around the globe—impacting our troops and our budget.
Two weeks ago, after midnight, the House Armed Services Committee approved a new war provision in the defense authorization bill that would cede all future warmaking decisions to the president and expand war around the globe.
The House of Representatives will vote on the measure this week. We need your help to preserve Congress' critical role in deciding when to go to war and to ensure that there can be a full debate on the best response when the United States faces threats.
Urge your representatives to play their role in war-making decisions.
We are highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain,that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of Freedom;and that government of the people,by the people, and for the people,shall not perish from the earth”( Abraham Lincoln)
This week, Congress is scheduled to vote on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would essentially cede all future war-making decisions to the president and expand war around the globe.
This new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) included in the NDAA takes away Congress' critical role in deciding when to go to war—preventing a full debate on the current threats facing the United States and the best response to those threats.
This is a dangerous precedent to set, especially without Congressional oversight, and could conceivably lead to un-ending war.
Congress must be allowed to debate before this country asks our sons and daughters to deploy again. Tell Congress to oppose the provision that provides the president unbounded war authority at great cost to the nation.
Congress should not yield its constitutional responsibility regarding war powers to the president. Tell Congress to keep its role in war-making decisions!
“Man is the only Religious animal,in the Holy Task of smoothing his Brother’s path to the happiness of Heaven,he has turn the Globe into a graveyard” ( Mark Twain)