War Is A Lie! Hear It On The Morning Zone Today
Listen for David Swanson, author of the recently-released “War Is A Lie” at 7:07AM MDT on today’s Morning Zone Program withh Dave Chaffin.
Swanson works with the new activist group http://RootsAction.org .He just wrote the piece “Is That Even Legal?” which states: “Last week, the House of Misrepresentatives passed numerous amendments to the ‘Defense Authorization Act of 2012.’ One amendment made clear that passage of the bill did not authorize war in Libya. … A U.S. law passed in 1973, the War Powers Act, if you read what it actually says, would have applied only if Libya had attacked the United States, which no one has ever claimed. But everyone pretended this law applied anyway. The War Powers Resolution requires that the President report information to Congress within 48 hours of launching a war, which Obama did — except that he didn’t include most of the information he was required to report. The War Powers Resolution also puts a 60-day limit on unconstitutional war, and that clock has expired.”
At 7:37,William Wilson, the President of Americans for Limited Government will be our guest. He has spent his career working in political strategy and public affairs for various causes and organizations, and is heard on KGAB each morning at 6:34 in his Americans For Limited Government Minute. Bill will be talking with us about the battle in congress right now over the debt ceiling.
Then at 8:07, Bruce Fein is our guest. Bruce was deputy attorney general under President Ronald Reagan and is author of “Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy” and “American Empire: Before the Fall.”He said today: “Stalling on a vote now is part of the empire mentality that is out to frustrate popular sentiment and the proper working of Constitutional government.”Fein just wrote the piece “McCain Dethrones the Rule of Law,” which begins: “Sneering at the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution, Senator John McCain (R. Ariz.) bugled last week, ‘No president has ever recognized the constitutionality of the War Powers Act, and neither do I. So I don’t feel bound by any [60 day] deadline’ to obtain congressional authorization to continue hostilities against Libya ordained by the Act.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-fein/mccain-dethrones-the-rule_b_868776.html Politico reported in April of Fein’s drafting of articles of impeachment on the Libya war: “A prominent libertarian constitutional lawyer and civil libertarian has drafted an article of impeachment against President Obama over his attack on Libya, throwing down a legal gauntlet that could be picked up by some Congressional Republicans.”