Conservatives gather to protest ‘undeclared wars’Submitted by Tumn1s on Sun, 07/22/2012 - 12:55
Yesterday, conservatives gathered in Charlotte, NC to protest unconstitutional and undeclared wars. The protest, which had close to 250 people at the height of the rally, was met with positive coverage by the media.
Wounded soldiers, politicians and local preachers were among the crowd aiming to educate the public, said organizer Daniel Rufty. Though the event targeted conservative Republicans, it was open to anyone.
“We are trying to put pressure on our representatives,” Rufty said. “The goal is to bring soldiers back from the war. ...We’re not against war, we’re against undeclared wars.”
Rufty defined an undeclared war as a conflict that lacks a formal declaration of war by Congress. He uses the United States’ wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as involvement in Libya, as examples of conflicts fought without declarations being issued.
World War II was the last time the U.S. issued a formal declaration of war.
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/07/21/3396646/conserva...