Lee introduces bill to repeal 'Authorization for Use of Military Force'

Jayel Aheram
Sep 15, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Rep. Barbara Lee has introduced a bill to repeal the odious “Authorization for Use of Military Force” that Congress passed a week after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks:

Dear Colleague:

Please join me as an original cosponsor of the ‘Repeal of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Act of 2011.’  This legislation repeals the joint resolution providing overly-broad authorization to the President to use all necessary and appropriate force against those involved in attacking our nation and to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States.

This broad authorization of force has had far-reaching implications which shake the very foundations of our great nation and democracy. It has been used to justify warrantless surveillance and wiretapping activities, indefinite detention practices that fly in the face of our constitutional values, extrajudicial targeted-killing operations, and an ever-growing and indefinite pursuit of an ill-defined enemy abroad.

We must repeal this authorization for use of military force, end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and re-focus our energy and efforts into those actions which truly improve our national security, including developing emerging economies and diplomatic efforts.

Please join me as an original cosponsor of this legislation to remove this overly-broad blank check for war anytime, anywhere.

For more information or to cosponsor this measure, please contact Teddy Miller in my office at teddy.miller@mail.house.gov or 5.2661.

Sincerely,
Barbara Lee
Member of Congress

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I'm so glad to see highlights of this sort of stuff. I never thought of YAL as having any sort of leaning but still, I'd just like to comment that I'm happy to see the highlighting of noble acts and actions, regardless of party affiliation!

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