Repeal Trump's Blank Check for War

Donald Trump’s reckless language is hurtling us toward a nuclear crisis with North Korea. But our Founders gave the Legislative Branch, not the president, the authority to wage war. That’s why Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress are calling on Congress to immediately repeal Trump’s unconstitutional blank check for war-making.

Since 9/11, the 2001 Authorization of Use of Military Force (AUMF) has been an excuse for both the Bush and Obama administrations to engage in over 37 military actions in 14 countries. Congress has turned a blind eye to this vast expansion of executive power for decades. Now, we stand the chance of Trump using the AUMF to justify a "preemptive" war on North Korea without congressional approval. But we do not want another Iraq, especially when there are actual Weapons of Mass Destruction involved this time.

We are on the cusp of a crisis, and we need to restore constitutional checks and balances on war-making. No one person should have unlimited power to spark World War III on a whim—not Donald Trump, not any president. The power to declare war rests solely with Congress.

Sign this petition to prevent Trump from going to war without congressional approval. As concerned citizens of the United States of America, we call on Congress to immediately vote to repeal the 2001 AUMF.

We will not tolerate a preemptive strike on North Korea without a congressional declaration of war. It’s time to uphold the war powers intended by our Constitution.

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