Given that one of two war mongers will be president, shouldn't we be working to take usurped war power away from that office?Submitted by HowAbout on Sat, 11/03/2012 - 22:42
What if we created a party with a single purpose? A party that welcomes those of any philosophy, so long as they want to strip the usurped war powers from the office of president and restore them to Congress. All other issues will be abstained from vote by any elected official from this party. The party will be disposed of once war making power is taken back from the executive.
The purpose of the temporary party would be to pass a single legislation requiring:
1. The President bring all troops home from undeclared wars or face impeachment
2. Congress immediately end all funding of undeclared wars
3. Law clarifying that it is a high crime for the President to send U.S. troops to conflict without a declaration of war from Congress except to repel attack within U.S. borders and any such exception requires an impeachment review until proven valid.
We could give all sitting politicians a limited opportunity to sign an oath to vote for this legislation, regardless of their party or other votes.
All those politicians who will not sign it will face at least one opposition candidate in their next election cycle who's sole purpose for election is to enter Congress and by oath abstain from other votes, impede other business, and pass this legislation, then resign.
Once successful this temporary party would be dissolved and elected officials from the party would resign.
What do you all think of this intensely focused effort? If we took war power from the executive through grassroots effort, would that not be a giant step in the right direction?