The Authorization For Use of Military Force Against Terrorists (AUMF) was a declaration of war on the world INCLUDING the United States. Look at the wikipedia link to see where this law has been referenced to in other laws.
"The AUMF was unsuccessfully cited by the George W. Bush administration in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the administration's military commissions at Guantanamo Bay were not competent tribunals as constituted and thus illegal.
The AUMF has also been cited as authority for engaging in electronic surveillance in ACLU v. NSA without obtaining a warrant of the special Court as required by the constitution.
The AUMF was also the basis of one of the principal arguments advanced by the Department of Justice in the NSA warrantless surveillance controversy, namely that the AUMF implicitly overrode the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978."
I think it's time to force our representatives to vote on whether the AUMF is even valid. I wonder how many people who were part of the 9/11 attacks are still alive? There must not be very many left, are there? Now we may just be facing new terrorists post 9/11. Well that's the mild way to think of things. I also think it's time we declare our independence against this government that disrespects our Bill of Rights.
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