DRONE STRIKES

THE POWER TO DECLARE WAR

THE HOPE TO CHANGE OUR APPROACH AND - AVOID WAR

 

Under the Constitution, the President, acting without a Congressional declaration of war, is authorized only to repel invasion and sudden attacks.

 

THE POWER TO DECLARE WAR IS GRANTED TO THE CONGRESS, ARTICLE 1, SECTION 8

 

CONGRESS, THE PRESIDENT AND THE POWER TO WAGE WAR

ALEXANDER M. BICKEL*

 

WHEN the Constitutional Convention was debating allocation of the war power within the federal government George Mason of Virginia said that he "was against giving the power of war to the Executive,

“because not safely to be trusted with it” 

 

He was for clogging rather than facilitating war; but for facilitating peace."

 

*.htmf the United States, expressed the same thought. "It should be more easy to get out of war," said Ellsworth, "than into it." '

 

Per Bickel, We have managed, over the years, to reverse the proper order of things. We have managed to clog peace and facilitate war.

 

UNITED STATES AND FOREIGN BASES

There are about 800 of them and they cost us about $156 billion per year. By occupying all these bases it makes it much easier to meddle in foreign countries.

 

I believe that we must close all of them.

 

DRONE TERRORISM

STOP DRONE TERRORISM

Thou shalt not kill. Exodus 20:13

Ecclesiastes 3:8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

 

Congress HAS NOT Declared War. Therefore, it is NOT a time to kill.

 

U.S. counterterrorism drone strikes have become normalized and are now a near-daily occurrence. Congress must take action to STOP THE DRONE ATTACKS.

 

The unconstitutional act of our executive branch is NOT counterterrorism – NO it is TERRORISM on the part of the United States Government.

 

DRONE STRIKES ARE MAKING THE WORLD A MORE DANGEROUS PLACE TO BE

Bush and Obama were responsible for 174 and 2436 deaths respectively via Drone attacks in foreign countries.

 

Under the Trump Administration it is claimed that the DRONE death rate is 80 times those of the Bush Administration.

 

DRONE attacks, I believe, are terrorist attacks by our nation - against any foreign nations being attacked, unilaterally, by our chief executive.

 

Constitution, Amendment 5

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger;

 

The fifth amendment talks about public danger; I see NO improvement in our American safety level as a result of the President using a drone half way around the world in a foreign country.

 

CONGRESS must end our continuous state of war. Therefore, Congress should take action, as follows:

 

·       President G. W. Bush should be censured for his acts of terrorism by using drones without a declaration of war.

 

·       President Obama should be censured for his acts of terrorism by using drones without a declaration of war.

 

·       President Trump should be directed by Congress to immediately stop the drone attacks and should be censured for his acts of terrorism by using drones without a declaration of war.

 

Herbert G. Peters

Candidate US Senate, California

2018

 

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