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  • SJR 23 Authorization For Use of Military Force

    [Passed by the House and Senate September 14, 2001]

    107th CONGRESS
    1st Session
    S. J. RES. 23

    JOINT RESOLUTION

    To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.

    Whereas, on September 11, 2001, acts of treacherous violence were committed against the United States and its citizens; and

    Whereas, such acts render it both necessary and appropriate that the United States exercise its rights to self-defense and to protect United States citizens both at home and abroad; and

    Whereas, in light of the threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by these grave acts of violence; and

    Whereas, such acts continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States; and

    Whereas, the President has authority under the Constitution to take action to deter and prevent acts of international terrorism against the United States: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This joint resolution may be cited as the `Authorization for Use of Military Force'.

    SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.

    (a) IN GENERAL- That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.

    (b) War Powers Resolution Requirements-

    (1) SPECIFIC STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION- Consistent with section 8(a)(1) of the War Powers Resolution, the Congress declares that this section is intended to constitute specific statutory authorization within the meaning of section 5(b) of the War Powers Resolution.

    (2) APPLICABILITY OF OTHER REQUIREMENTS- Nothing in this resolution supercedes any requirement of the War Powers Resolution.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by MajorH

    (a) IN GENERAL- That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.
    It's amazing the kind of broad authorization to subvert civil liberties, selectively enforce statutes, and in general, seize power, that a nation will give its "leader" when it feels threatened.

    So which of the former Reagan cabal will take the fall for the training of OBL? For selling chemical weapons to Saddam? For providing intelligence on his use of them against the Iranians, and his Kurdish separatists? For creating a virulent anti-American sentiment, and thus a rich recruitment area for terrorists, in South and Central American countries by supporting the right wing, death squads? Rumsfeld? Poindexter? Negroponte? Nah...all those same faces still sit in Bush's camp these days, don't they?

    Gotta keep the eyes of the people firmly locked in hate on the face of the enemy, lest they see what else you might be up to...
    Last edited by JAMiAM; 24 Aug 04, 14:01.
    I have no problem at all with being proved wrong. Especially when being proved wrong leaves the world a better place, than being proved right...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JAMiAM
      It's amazing the kind of broad authorization to subvert civil liberties, selectively enforce statutes, and in general, seize power, that a nation will give it's "leader" when it feels threatened.
      Yep, also liked the part you pointed out very much...

      Hey! Why don't I get authority to act against the persons I determine to be reason for my bad marks in French...
      Guess, I can solve the problem more quickly than you can say Weapon of Mass Destruction...
      "A platoon of Chinese tanks viciously attacked a Soviet harvester,
      which was peacefully working a field near the Soviet-Chinese border.
      The harvester returned fire and upon destroying the enemy
      returned to its home base."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JAMiAM
        It's amazing the kind of broad authorization to subvert civil liberties, selectively enforce statutes, and in general, seize power, that a nation will give its "leader" when it feels threatened.
        This is a common flaw in our society motivated by selfishness, not fear. Many laws are passed with little consideration of their consequences because the majority is focused entirely on the benefits. People rely on faith, patroitism, and other laws to justify the assumption that others will only use power for their intended purpose.

        Originally posted by JAMiAM
        So which of the former Reagan cabal will take the fall for the training of OBL? For selling chemical weapons to Saddam? For providing intelligence on his use of them against the Iranians, and his Kurdish separatists? For creating a virulent anti-American sentiment, and thus a rich recruitment area for terrorists, in South and Central American countries by supporting the right wing, death squads? Rumsfeld? Poindexter? Negroponte? Nah...all those same faces still sit in Bush's camp these days, don't they?
        So are you suggesting President Bush should ignore Bin Laden or Saddam Hussein because they were problems created by previous administrations? Every president since John Adams has cursed the previous administration for using short-term solutions to long-term problems.

        Originally posted by JAMiAM
        Gotta keep the eyes of the people firmly locked in hate on the face of the enemy, lest they see what else you might be up to...
        It's more like we got keep giving people excuses to not look more closely at how they see themselves. I think the corruption, ignorance, and hatred we speak of are motivated by our own greed and selfishness. Until Americans, and for that matter, man in general realizes that each of us is responsible for the welfare of our brother, we will continue to be willing victims of our own creations.
        "As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy."-Christopher Dawson - The Judgement of Nations, 1942

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mr_clark
          Yep, also liked the part you pointed out very much...

          Hey! Why don't I get authority to act against the persons I determine to be reason for my bad marks in French...
          Guess, I can solve the problem more quickly than you can say Weapon of Mass Destruction...
          Its more like receiving authority authority to act against anyone who "you" deem a threat after getting into a fight at a nightclub.

          The Constitution promotes the ideal that the power of the Presidency rest in the ability of the President to convince the majority to support his policies. President Bush, who is a strong supporter of the Prerogative Theory of Presidential Power as a tool against terrorism, might require greater controls than those explained in the this resolution and the other on Iraq. Placing limitations on the president's ability to act unilaterally is central to ensuring the survival of our system. We can not "assume" the President has the capacity to employ powers responsibility. We must always ensure it through appropriate clarification and restrictions.
          "As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy."-Christopher Dawson - The Judgement of Nations, 1942

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