70th anniversary since America last declared war
December 8th is the 70th anniversary since America last declared war
This is not the same as 70 years of peace.
The Legislature has the duty and sole power to declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water; in order for the government or agents of the government to legally and constitutionally commit acts of war, violence or force against another nation or group, the legislature must first authorize the action.
On December 8th 1941 was the last time the United States was constitutionally and legally authorized to engage in acts of war or violence. Legislative letters of marque and reprisal on individuals or groups have not been issued by the legislature since 1815.
In the last 70 years no nation state has attacked the United States soil, though we have been threatened with attack and individual groups have attacked the United States.
The issue of marque and reprisal was raised before Congress after the September 11 attacks by Congressman Ron Paul. 9-11 was defined as acts of “air piracy” and the Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001 was introduced (and again on July 21, 2007), which would have granted the president the authority to use letters of marque and reprisal against the specific terrorists, instead of warring against a foreign state.
The attackers of 9-11 were compared to pirates in that they are difficult to fight by traditional military means. However, the bills Congressman Paul introduced were not enacted into law. Instead we ended up with the Patriot act and undeclared wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, etc.
We went to war without a constitutional declaration or the letters of marque and reprisal, as is required by the constitution, with nations, states and peoples, who had committed no act of aggression against American citizens or our lands.
Since the 1941 declaration, we have been constitutionally and legally at peace with the world, however we have unconstitutionally fired our guns, shot our cannons, launched our missiles and caused the death of human lives, millions of human lives since then.
The War Powers Resolution of 1973 was a federal law, intended to check the power of the President from committing the United States to an armed conflict without a deliration of war from Congress.
It provides that the President can send U.S. armed forces into action abroad only by authorization of Congress (with declaration of war or letters of marque or reprisal) or in case of a national emergency created by attack upon the United States or its armed forces.
The War Powers Resolution requires the President to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action and forbids armed forces from remaining for more than 60 days, with a further 30 day withdrawal period, without an authorization of the use of military force via a declaration of war.
The resolution was passed by two-thirds of Congress, overriding a presidential veto.
The Constitution provides that the president of the United States, as the commander and chief of the military, can only engage forces under;
– Declaration of war (if a nation state is assaulting us)
– Letters of Marque or reprisal (if a pirate or terrorist group is assaulting us)
– Direct defense during an actual attack (during the moments/hours/days of assault)
The war powers resolution changes nothing except to unconstitutionally give the president 90 days to act unilaterally within war time actions.
Every war, police action or act of violence, which has been instigated by the president and the legislature of the United States in the last 70 years have been undertaken unconstitutionally and usually against the will of the people.
Egypt is in the throws of a revolution to overthrown their ‘war on terrorist’ police state government.
NDAA is a Declaration of War on the United Statesby the United States. It is US declaring war on us.
The passage of the National Defense Authorization Act issues, explicitly, endless war on terrorist and authorizes the united states as an active theater of opperations for full military force. (we are now the war zone)
End this War
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Keith Oberman Raha Wala, an attorney with Human Rights First, analyze the terms of the National Defense Authorization Act
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Full Senate 2011-11-29- S.1867 (National Defense Authorization Act) Part 01