Wed. 6/13: Three fast actions for our own safety.

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#1 – Don’t let him run wild. Vote ‘YES’ on S.J. 61.

The 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) was adopted 17 years ago after September 11th, giving the president the power to commit acts of war against any group that was deemed to have any connection, even if unproved, with the acts of September 11th. Two joint resolutions in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee would repeal and replace the AUMF and the 2002 AUMF authorizing the Iraq War.

One, S.J. 59 – “Authorization for Use of Military Force of 2018”, is a blank check for a President to indiscriminately commit acts of war against other countries. And we now have the president who would do this.

S.J. 61– “Constitutional Consideration for Use of Force Resolution”, sponsored by Senator Jeff Merkeley, gives the President far limited powers to respond to emergencies but not to create a war which circumvents Congress. This choice should be a no-brainer.

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