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Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich Team Up To Oppose Drones

Houston Chronicle: The use of combat drones overseas divides Congress, but not in the usual partisan way. Supporters of the “war on terror” in both parties tend to support the use of unmanned aircraft that often try to assassinate terrorism suspects. But libertarian Republicans have teamed up with civil liberties-backing Democrats to oppose the drones.

Now, the partisan trenches have been crossed by Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D – Ohio, and Rep. Ron Paul, R – Texas, in order to force the administration to release its legal justification.

The two mavericks who are leaving Congress at year’s end have introduced a resolution of inquiry — legislation that is used to compel specific documents from the administration, and must be considered by the committee of jurisdiction, or on the House floor, within 14 legislative days.

Since the legislation was introduced on November 28, it could come before the House this year, which means that the administration will be forced to turn over the legal justification it uses for the strikes, including any memos from the Office of Legal Counsel.


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Two of the few statesman left

Two of the few statesman left in congress today. Most are politicians.Too few Americans seem to know the difference.

Bob Marshall

House Judiciary Committee will consider

the resolution on Thursday, December 13.

If your Representative is a member of the committee (listed below), call and urge them to support H.Res. 819.

Adams, Sandy [R-FL-24]
Amodei, Mark [R-NV-2]
Berman, Howard [D-CA-28]
Chabot, Steve [D-OH-1]
Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3]
Chu, Judy [D-CA-32]
Coble, Howard [D-NC-6]
Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]
Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14]
Deutch, Ted [D-FL-19]
Forbes, Randy [R-VA-4]
Franks, Trent [R-AZ-2]
Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-24]
Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1]
Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]
Gowdy, Trey [R-SC-4]
Griffin, Tim [R-AR-2]
Issa, Darrell [R-CA-49]
Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]
Johnson, Hank [D-GA-4]
Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4]
King, Steve [R-IA-5]
Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16]
Lungren, Dan [R-CA-3]
Marino, Tom [R-PA-10]
Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8]
Pence, Mike [R-IN-6]
Pierluisi, Pedro [D-PR]
Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]
Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]
Quayle, Ben [R-AZ-3]
Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]
Ross, Dennis [R-FL-12]
Sánchez, Linda [D-CA-39]
Scott, Bobby [D-VA-3]
Sensenbrenner, Jim, Jr. [R-WI-5]
Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]
Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35]
Watt, Mel [D-NC-12]


I feel very sad that both Ron Paul & Kucinich are retiring at the SAME time!

Yes, I know we still have Justin Amash & the new guy from Kentucky (Massie?) to carry baton. But losing both of these senior statesmen of integrity is a huge loss. [No matter how much you disagree with Kucinich's economic understanding, you have to admire him for opposing Fed.]

Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!