On March 7, 2012 Rep. Walter Jones, republican of North Carolina, introduced House Concurrent Resolution 107, which calls on the House, the Senate Concurring, to do the following:
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Mr. JONES submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Expressing the sense of Congress that the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.
Whereas the cornerstone of the Republic is honoring Congress's exclusive power to declare war under article I, section 8, clause 11 of the Constitution: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that, except in response to an actual or imminent attack against the territory of the United States, the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress violates Congress's exclusive power to declare war under article I, section 8, clause 11 of the Constitution and therefore constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.
Commenting on this resolution, Lyndon LaRouche said that this is "urgent" and that we should go "full steam ahead" with organizing around it. This comes from a member of Congress with military credentials, which is extremely important in this case. It is to be highly welcomed. "This bill could save the United States from destruction."
So, let's go. It should be realized that Congress is leaving Washington TODAY, midday, and will be in their districts next week, allegedly for a "work week." Therefore, congressmen should be immediately sought out in their districts, and be told to put their names on this resolution.
Update 3/9/2012 8AM EST:
The Jones resolution effectively puts Obama on notice for potential impeachment if he moves ahead with offensive military action without explicit approval of Congress. Jones is one of the Congressmen who filed suit last summer against President Obama's illegal, unconstitutional war against Libya.
The LaRouche Political Action Committee has gone into high gear to mobilize support for this resolution, in addition to its ongoing campaign to remove Obama from office immediately, by either impeachment or application of Section 4 of the 25th Amendment, as the most crucial aspect of the fight to prevent a thermonuclear confrontation between the U.S. and Russia and China. As congress will be in their home districts next week, they can expect to meet the demand for action, coming through loud and clear.
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