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With your participation, the American Freedom Campaign can help stop one of the most outrageous political power grabs in this nation’s history. At stake is not only our Constitution, but also the lives of Americans. Please continue reading this alert and then take immediate action by clicking on one of the links below.
Recently, I wrote about President Bush’s plan to sign an agreement with the Iraqi government, making long-term economic and military commitments, without congressional approval. The negotiations over this agreement continue and the final outcome may not be known for months.
What is known for certain, however, is that the Bush administration cannot be trusted. That is why three members of the U.S. House of Representatives are poised to introduce a resolution that would make it absolutely clear that President Bush CANNOT, under the Constitution of the United States, make long-term, binding military or economic commitments to a foreign government without congressional approval.
Click on the following link to urge your U.S. representative to co-sponsor this resolution and push for its immediate consideration on the House floor:
Since my last email on this subject (“Tell Congress: George Bush is not king,” January 28), the Bush administration has started to backtrack on its contention that it could make certain military commitments to Iraq without congressional approval. While this is certainly a good sign — and we should all be proud that we helped change their tune — it would be foolish to take the administration at its word. Instead, Congress must proactively assert its own authority under the Constitution and clearly convey its position to the public.
A resolution proposed by Congresswomen Barbara Lee, Lynn Woolsey, and Maxine Waters would accomplish these objectives. As stated in the resolution itself, its primary purpose is to reaffirm “the importance of following constitutional processes when the United States Government makes national commitments regarding the use or maintenance of the United States Armed Forces.” This resolution is not “anti-war;” it is “pro-Constitution.”
The House needs to pass this resolution. And the more co-sponsors it has, the more likely its passage becomes.
So please send an email to your U.S. representative today and urge him or her to co-sponsor this important piece of legislation. Just click on the following link to get started:
Thank you for taking action in support of the Constitution.
American Freedom Campaign Action Fund
 “Gates seeks to reassure Senate on Iraq agreement,” Boston Globe, February 7, 2008.