[HCCN] Fwd: Sign Petition for a Resolution to End Afghan War
JUDY at ROBBINSandROBBINS.com
Wed Mar 3 21:22:22 EST 2010
>> Please post widely:
>> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Dennis Kucinich <reply at kucinich.us>
>> Date: March 2, 2010 4:37:02 PM EST
>> Kucinich Announces Introduction of Privileged Resolution
>> to End Afghan War
>> Go here to sign the people's petition : http://kucinich.us/
>> Washington has a lot of money. It has trillions for war, but no
>> money for housing. Money for war, but no money for health care.
>> Money for war, but no money for education. Money for war - no
>> money to rebuild our cities. No money to create jobs, but money
>> for war.
>> The Democrats took control of the Congress in 2006 with a promise
>> to end the War in Iraq and it's not enough for this Administration
>> to slow-walk the end of the war, which could continue for years to
>> come. And it's not enough for a Democratic Administration to
>> escalate a war in Afghanistan at a time when there's no clear
>> objective and no end in sight of the contribution of blood and
>> treasure, to a region which has never been conquered by any
>> foreign country.
>> It's time that we take a stand as citizens. And it's also time to
>> force Congress to take it's Constitutional responsibility
>> seriously. Article 1, Section 8 requires that Congress has the war-
>> making power. It is absolutely imperative that Congress be
>> required to assert it's responsibility on behalf of the American
>> people. Congress is directly elected by the people. And Congress
>> has to respond and step up to it's responsibility to decide if
>> we're going to stay at war in Afghanistan. And so, soon, I will
>> bring to the Floor of the House a Privileged Resolution which will
>> force a vote as to whether or not we stay in Afghanistan.
>> I ask your support for this Resolution. I ask you to go to that
>> page on our website where you can sign-in and pledge your support
>> to the effort to get out of Afghanistan; and where you can
>> circulate far-and-wide the petitions that will enable us to be
>> able to build a rising, civic movement for peace and social
>> justice in America.
>> Money for war: Isn't it time that we demanded that the resources
>> of our country be used to create the society that we know that
>> we're capable of building.
>> Thank you very much.
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