Sunday, November 26, 2006

stop using religion to justify wars

* lindorff:
"Forget Nancy Pelosi's "100 Hours" agenda for the new Democratic Congress.

The first thing Democrats need to do when they walk into the Senate and House chambers this January is to vote out a joint resolution repealing the September 18, 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which was the authorization for the U.S. attack Al Qaeda forces and the Taliban government of Afghanistan.

That AUMF has been used, wholly inappropriately and wantonly, by President Bush as the justification for his assault on the US Constitution, for his willful violation of laws domestic and international, and for his unconstitutional usurpation of legislative and judicial power.
A simple majority vote of House and Senate would put the U.S. Constitution back in place, and would restore the balance of power between executive, legislative and judicial branches."
* the great WiiG4 religious debate continues. LeeB finishes her post with:
". . . Sigh . . . see why we seldom discuss religion around here? Too complicated, resolves nothing. Two good reasons, it seems to me, to stop using it to justify wars."

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