We Will Never Accept Unconstitutional War

Libya war

The U.S. Constitution placed the power to make war in the hands of our elected representatives in Congress. Their decision leaves us, the people, to compel our Senators and Representatives to accept their responsibility.

On May 26, the U.S. House amended the Defense Authorization Act of 2012 to state that its passage in no way authorizes the current war in Libya, and to prohibit the introduction of U.S. ground troops in Libya.

At the same time, the House rejected amendments that would have limited or ended U.S. warfare in Afghanistan, and rejected an amendment that would have stripped Section 1034 from the bill. That section is perhaps the most fundamental change to the structure of our federal government that has ever appeared likely to pass through Congress, as it would effectively give the power to make war to all future presidents.

TELL THE SENATE TO REMOVE SECTION 1034 AND UPHOLD GOOD AMENDMENTS.

This week the House delayed a vote on a resolution to end the Libya War, possibly out of concern that it might pass. No similar vote is yet planned in the Senate. Neither chamber has proposed any steps to hold anyone accountable for unconstitutional warmaking. We must push the House to vote on and pass House Concurrent Resolution 51 to end U.S. warfare in Libya.

TELL THE HOUSE TO END US WAR IN LIBYA.

The Libya War was sold to the public as a humanitarian intervention, but very quickly evolved into an effort to overthrow a government, using drones that bomb civilians, and ignoring pleas for peace. This war was never sold to Congress, and has never been declared or authorized. No legislation can make the launching of this war constitutional.

JOIN US IN COMMITTING TO OPPOSE UNCONSTITUTIONAL WAR.