LaRouche: Jones Concurrent
Resolution 107 'Could Save the
United States from Destruction'
March 8, 2012 (EIRNS)The filing of House Concurrent Resolution 107 by Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) on March 7, is a crucial step in the mobilization to stop the Obama Administration from pursuing aggressive war. "This bill could save the United States from destruction," commented American statesman Lyndon LaRouche today.
The Jones resolution effectively puts Obama on notice for potential impeachment if he moves ahead with offensive military action without explicit approval of Congress. It reads:
"Whereas the cornerstone of the Republic is honoring Congress's exclusive power to declare war under article I, section 8, clause 11 of the Constitution:
"Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that, except in response to an actual or imminent attack against the territory of the United States, the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress violates Congress's exclusive power to declare war under article I, section 8, clause 11 of the Constitution and therefore constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution."
The resolution has been forwarded to the House Judiciary Committee, the committee which is responsible for initiating impeachment proceedings.
LaRouche termed Jones's action "urgent," and noted that it was especially significant because Jones is a member of Congress with military credentials. Jones is one of the Congressman who filed suit last summer against President Obama's illegal, unconstitutional war against Libya.
The Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee has gone into high gear to mobilize support for this resolution, in addition to its ongoing campaign to remove Obama from office immediately, by either impeachment or application of Section 4 of the 25th Amendment, as the most crucial aspect of the fight to prevent a thermonuclear confrontation between the U.S. and Russia and China. As Congressmen will be in their home districts next week, they can expect to meet the demand for action, coming through loud and clear.