Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Preventing War: Bombing Libya Violates Constitution and War Powers Act of 1973

Kucinich: Urgent - You're Needed. Vote on Libya Tomorrow.
Dear Dick Bennett,
Last week, I laid out our strategy for ending the War in Libya and we're making progress. The House leadership has agreed to a floor vote on a resolution that exercises the War Powers Act of 1973. This vote could end the illegal War in Libya.
The vote is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday June1st.
It is urgent that you call your Congressperson and ask him or her to vote YES on House Concurrent Resolution 51. You can look up your member of congress at the following link:
This vote shouldn't be necessary, of course. The United States Constitution requires congressional authorization to go to war. The administration has disregarded the Constitution. Instead, they have spun the conflict as a minor intervention or as part of NATO, but the fact remains that we're bombing another country and we pay, by far, the largest percentage of NATO's military bills. This is a war that we're leading - and it's a war that violates our Constitution and the War Powers Act. It's time we end this war.
Congress must find its voice and the American people must call upon Congress to take the Administration off the war path. This is an opportunity to do exactly that, and I need your help. Can you call your Congressperson right now and tell him or her to vote for House Concurrent Resolution 51 and end the war in Libya. Click here:
With respect,

Dennis Kucinich

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