If Senate Foreign Relations Chairman, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, and Ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, have their way, the president will soon have virtually unlimited authority to defy the U.S. Constitution . . . And say that he is acting with Congressional approval!
You see, Senators Corker and Kaine have just unveiled an Authorization of Military Force (S.J. Res. 59). Sens. Corker and Kaine claim they are reining in the ability of this and future presidents to wage war without Congressional approval because S.J. Res. 59 repeals the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs authorizing actions against Al Qaeda and the invasion of Iraq.
But S.J. Res. 59 not only allows the president to continue all current military actions – including in Syria – it allows the president to launch new wars against anyone he chooses anywhere on the globe and at any time.
S.J. Res. 59 does not require the president to make his case for new wars before commencing military action, a power reserved for Congress in Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution.
Losing this battle could mean the last remains of our republic will be swept away.
So please sign your President, Not a King Petition to your U.S. Senators below, and agree to your most generous contribution of $500, $250, $100, $50, or even $10 or $25 TODAY!
Dr. Ron Paul
Chairman, Campaign for Liberty
|The drafters of the Constitution gave the power to declare war to Congress because the founders of our country knew allowing the executive branch to declare war would lead to a policy of perpetual wars, and
|The 2001 Authorization of Military Force has been used by three Presidents to expand U.S. military involvement in the Middle East without a Congressional declaration of war, and
|S.J. Res. 59 repeals the 2001 AUMF but allows this and future presidents to commence military action at any time against anyone simply by asserting they are tied to Al Qaeda or ISIS, and
|S.J. Res 59 would allow this and future presidents to violate the liberty of Americans in the name of security;
|Therefore, I request that you:
|Oppose S.J. Res 59, support repeal of the 2001 Authorization of Military Force, and do all you can to reassert Congress’s Constitutional duty to prevent this and future presidents from waging war without first obtaining an official Congressional declaration of war.