My big hope: repeal of military force law in 2014 | Toledo Faith & Values

A recent article by Sr. Paulette, published at ToledoFAVS

My big hope: repeal of military force law in 2014 | Toledo Faith & Values.

I’m breathing deeply at the moment, trying to center myself after engaging in an hour-long conference call with the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) in Washington, D.C. The online call informed about 100 of us about the far-reaching powers of the passage of the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

U.S. Capitol Building. Photo by David Yonke/Toledo Faith & Values

The law, enacted immediately following the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trace Center, gave the president unchecked power in making possible such things as Guantanamo’s indefinite detention and torture, military strikes using drones, and the NSA spying into the private lives of U.S. citizens and anyone else thought to be a “suspect in terrorist activities.”  – Continue reading at: http://toledofavs.com/2014/02/12/big-hope-repeal-aumf-2014/#sthash.09ZH4aXF.dpuf

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