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Petition to Congress: No Blank Checks For Obama's Middle East War

No Blank Checks For Obama’s Middle East War!

To: U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, and All Members of the House and Senate Republican Conferences

War Demands Full Constitutional Debate, Not Just a Continuing Resolution
ISIS and the rise of the Islamic State are much more serious threats than Obama and the Washington foreign policy and national security establishments let on – which is exactly why Congress must not simply give Obama a blank check in a briefly and lightly debated Continuing Resolution. The threat from this latest iteration of radical Islam is much too serious and demands the full airing that the Framers built into the Constitution.

President Barack Obama announced on September 10, 2014, that he was taking America back to war in the Middle East without a new congressional authorization for the use of military force (AUMF), or any public input at all.

Obama’s remarks were aimed at solving his political problem going into the 2014 midterm elections, not the military, political and cultural problem presented by ISIS (ISIL) and the rise of Islamic State.

Congressional oversight of military operations is exactly what the Framers of the Constitution had in mind when they made the President the Commander-in-Chief, but vested the power to declare war and the power of the purse in the hands of Congress.

This not a blindly partisan view of the Constitution. Even liberal Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13) said after Obama's speech, “The Constitution requires Congress to vote on the use of military force. This is not about this President. This is about any President and any Congress.”

We urge you to seriously weigh Obama’s request for military action in Syria. Don't give the President a ‘blank check’ in a Continuing Resolution; this threat is far too serious.

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