Ed Ward, MD
Downsize - Unable to Find Areas Needing Action and Response?
Mon Jan 22, 2007 17:27

Downsize DC - Unable to Find Areas Needing Action and Response?

Sent to: PressRoom@DownsizeDC.org (PressRoom(at)DownsizeDC.org)(how about a feedback link on your site.)

Dear Downsize

Since it appears that recently you can not note needed areas of response to the legislative tyranny of this government. How about the one below. BTW, how about opening a feedback address so that the organization can be assisted in finding needed areas of address, INSTEAD OF COMMERCIALS FOR Babka's Radio show. LET'S GET BACK ON TRACK AND LETS ADDRESS MANY MORE OF THE TRANSGRESSIONS OF THIS GOVERNMENT.

Stop the Next War

Before it starts. Support H. J. Resolution 14.

by Justin Raimondo,911

The times, they sure are a-changin'! Why, I remember when you could count congressional opponents of the war on the fingers of one hand. Back then, it was just the likes of Ron Paul and Neil Abercrombie who were introducing resolutions trying to get us out of the Iraqi quagmire, but today there are no less than eleven such resolutions vying for attention. The great problem with most of them is that they are either unconstitutional – such as the Kennedy bill, that would prohibit the spending of war funding on Bush's "surge" –

or non-binding resolutions, which have no effect except to distance Democrats who initially voted for the Iraq war from their own handiwork.

All these legislative initiatives deal with Iraq, with only one – House Joint Resolution 14 –

confronting the key issue on the war-and-peace front: Iran. This is a binding resolution that forbidsattack on Iran absent military action against U.S. forces, or a demonstrably imminent threat of attack. Authored by Rep. Walter B. Jones, of North Carolina – the formerly pro-war Republican who did a dramatic turnaround long before it became fashionable to do so – the resolution has an impressively bipartisan list of co-sponsors, including GOPers John DuncanWayne Gilchrest (Maryland), and Ron Paul, the libertarian Republican congressman from Texas whose announcement of a presidential exploratory committee is causing much excitement in antiwar
circles. the President from ordering an (Tennessee),

If H.J. Res. 14 ever sees the light of day on the House floor, it will be a miracle. Yet miracles have been known to happen. On the other hand, of all possible Speakers, Nancy Pelosi seems one of the least likely to let it come to a vote, let alone throw her support behind it. I had a call into her office early this [Thursday] morning, but, as we posted this piece – some 10 hours later –
I had yet to hear from her representatives as to their position on the Jones resolution. The likely answer –

given Pelosi's past position – is that she's opposed, just as she opposed a previous resolution by Lynn Woolseyofficial Democratic majority position). Can the Speaker be persuaded to evolve, as it were, and go with the flow, California-style, of her own party, the grassroots of which are undoubtedly opposed to war with Iran? (D-California), calling for a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq (now the

There is reason to doubt it. Madam Speaker, after all, co-sponsored Rick Santorum and Ileana Ross-Lehtinen, both Republicans, that not only tightened sanctions on Iran, but also made "regime change" in Tehran official U.S. policy. The measure was originally opposed by the President, and the Republican leadership, on the grounds that it would interfere with efforts to negotiate with Tehran, but the AIPACa show of bipartisan strength, forced the White House to accept a compromise bill, which was eventually passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the President. a bill during the last
session of Congress, introduced by lobby, in

Last year, the Israel lobby in the U.S. launched a major campaign to
demonize the Iranians and ramp us up for a showdown with Tehran. The last AIPAC national convention, held in Washington, D.C., featured lurid exhibits detailing the horrors – and imminence – of a nuclear-armed Iran. Here is what Pelosi had to say about Iran to the 2006 AIPAC conference:

"Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government." --- James Madison.

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Dei Jurum Conventus

Ed Ward, MD; http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/arc_ward.htm

Independent writer/Media Liaison for The Price of Liberty; http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/

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