United States – HCR – 107 Congressional Proceeding against Illegal Warfare

August 27, 2013

By Padmini Arhant

Nations built army primarily for two reasons – safeguarding borders and protecting citizens from potential attacks apart from deployment during emergency relief efforts to save lives and involve in peace mission without artillery.

The honorable and courageous service requires personal sacrifice, discipline and discernment at critical hour to engage diligently mindful of serious ramifications often irreversible due to fatality on all sides with civilians being the most vulnerable.

However, in the contemporary era wars are waged exclusively for economic reasons and territorial conquest with troops not necessarily serving the nation nor nationals they pledged to defend instead laying their precious lives in compliance to foreign diktat.

The greed driven strategy focused on individual gains at vast majority peril has no boundary with wars fought without borders unheeding constitutional law, congressional dissent and international rule such as Geneva Convention not excluding military code during combat and POW or prevalently so-called terror suspects treatment while in custody.

Besides, extemporaneous foreign policy invariably leading to military interventions again at external powers behest in the absence of comprehensive structure viz. exit plan, economic costs and above all transparency and accountability with executive branch exercising excess authority from top to bottom.

Notwithstanding the overwhelming rejection of any U.S.involvement in Syria amongst United States citizens as the electorate, taxpayers and consumers representing the republic producing severe electoral backlash in 2014 mid-term election and beyond.

It is noteworthy that executive branch in the latest configuration beginning with office of Presidency, Secretary of State, Defense Secretary, Director of Intelligence Services CIA, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation). Homeland Security, NSA (National Security Advisers) and last but not the least Justice Department are granted impunity despite,

Hard core evidences suggestive of abuse of power notwithstanding treason against nation they are either elected or appointed to serve with honesty and integrity.

Accordingly in precluding consequences congressional investigations rendered redundant and a mere formality.

As a result public opinion and legislative authorization no longer considered relevant in decision-making process concerning national interest for they are predominantly directed and influenced by shadow governance like Council on Foreign Relations and Trilateral Commission among key organizations and institutions in control of national as well as international affairs entirely benefitting them.

Major General Smedley Butler – decorated war veteran and author of ‘War is a Racket’ detailed the reality on profiteering from war disregarding losses in death and destruction lasting over generations only perpetuated in modern warfare with innovative technology such as drones, short and long range missiles supposedly facilitating remote operations eliminating necessity for troops on the ground alongside discounting disproportionate civilian casualty endured by victims’ families thus far.

The arbitrary shelling fomenting terror recruitments in retaliation is also affecting troop morale demonstrated in regrettable conduct in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

War is not only accompanied by loss of lives but also premised on distortion and deception given the executive privilege and unilateralism in vogue defying constitutional requirement for congressional approval in the declaration of war against sovereign nations in Middle East or anywhere in the world.

Corporate media and news organization both local and foreign used as propaganda tools are equally culpable in misleading people and nation at large.

Congressional action against reckless, irresponsible and biased broadcast and journalism advocating military interference favoring elite groups would deter erroneous consensus among elected officials and electorate on crucial national matter.

In pursuit of ill-fated agenda risking young servicemen and women in harms way along with skyrocketing national debt passed on to American taxpayers denied many essential programs at home for funding wars are against United States democratic values and constitutional framework.

The existing unnecessary tension with Iran and Syria posing no threat to United States or citizens yet U.S. incursions in the Persian Gulf, economic sanctions on Iran and weapons supply to militias in Syria replicating Libya ignoring implications on the respective population is counterproductive and contradictory to human rights demand placed upon them.

Iran cooperation with international body and adherence to IAEA plus UN mandate deserves recognition allowing peace and diplomacy to produce desirable outcome.

Similarly, Syrian leadership consistent measures in political reform with constitutional amendment and multiparty elections held most recently envisaging more on the way amid defending besieged nation aided by U.S. and allies ammunitions are significant and violence escalation attributed to western and Arab allies hired mercenaries to disrupt peace prospects in the war torn nation.

Not to mention Geneva Agreement enforcing disarmament declined by Syrian rebels echoing U.S. Secretary of State insistence on regime change and destabilization.

Syrian mainstream and real opposition reject overseas meddling and denounce western aggression exacerbating ordinary citizens safety and plight.

Ceasefire prevented at all costs with controversial rhetoric and flagrant stance adopted at ad hoc meeting called ‘Friends of Syria’ in Paris headed by U.S. Secretary of State on Syria.

Washington arms assistance promoting Saudi invasion in Bahraini crackdown and likewise disrupting Arab Spring in Yemen, Egypt and Libya reflect memory lapse in U.S. Secretary of State criticism of nations on Syria epitomizing double standards that jeopardize United States credibility as a trustworthy partner in peaceful resolution.

U.S. administrations regardless of political party affiliations indulgence in wars based on doctrines detrimental to American and global future set precedence for successors with each legacy devoid of moral and ethics declining qualitatively invalidating republic status with self-righteous ideology.

Investigations into 9/11 terrorism with army, intelligence and government synchronized defunct otherwise averted catastrophe that went beyond domestic turbulence over to offshore multilateral expansion enabling belligerence dominant role discarding peace and constructive dialogue in dispute settlements.

War crimes related to 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen by previous administration and,

The incumbent power for Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Libya, Egypt, Bahrain and Syria that are publicly known with numerous allegations on activities conducted incognito in secret prisons through renditions and extra judicial executions having become executive prerogative in the present tine,

Unless terminated with charges and appropriate sentencing barring exceptions would dangerously legitimize power misuse removing congress from political system.

The bill to stop illegal warfare House of Congress Resolution 107 sponsored by U.S. House of Representative – Hon. Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) is a fundamental step towards American democracy resurrecting lost American image.

Congressman Walter Jones apparently approached former President George W. Bush seeking explanations behind Iraq war and subsequently reported to have introduced –

Constitutional War Powers Resolution in 2007 co-sponsored by Rep. William Delahunt (D-MA) – prohibiting the president from ordering military action without congressional approval, except when the United States or U.S. troops were attacked or when U.S. citizens needed to be evacuated.

Congressman Ron Paul, Rep. Dennis Kucinich and many members of Congress stated to have come forward to co-sponsor HCR – 107.

The pivotal bill to stop wars at citizens and troops expense through vigorous campaigning
on Internet and other medium would expedite legislation.

Then remaining lawmakers obligatory to fulfill constitutional oath to work for the people and country unlike the reverse trend.

Abstinence or failure to do so would delineate legislators in their allegiance to political party and globalists wielding power overriding constituents will.

This act is monumental in upholding constitution and congressional ruling correlating main street position in military options dealing with citizens’ life and death in the national and international domain.

With appreciation for Rep. Hon. Walter Jones and colleagues initiatives to change course from devastating military adventures by executive authority in the past and present time,

Urging United States citizens to participate in HCR 107 legislation for a new chapter in congressional history restoring republic power.

Wishing success to peaceful and political resolutions – HCR 107 in curtailing global confrontation.

Please review the brief HCR 107 text and have your representatives cast their vote to conclude incessant wars across the globe divesting investments in national economy.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

H. CON. RES. 107
Expressing the sense of Congress that the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.


MARCH 7, 2012

Mr. JONES submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Expressing the sense of Congress that the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.

Whereas the cornerstone of the Republic is honoring Congress’s exclusive power to declare war under article I, section 8, and clause 11 of the Constitution: Now, therefore, is it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),

That it is the sense of Congress that, except 3 in response to an actual or imminent attack against the 4 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.

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The full text of the Resolution of Impeachment:


The contact details for the members of the House Judiciary Committee:


In a Republican District, please contact your congressional representative and ask them to sign on as a cosponsor.

Please contact your Congressmen and ask them to co-sponsoring HCR107

David Schweikert: Washington, DC Office 1205 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2190 – Fax: (202) 225-0096
Ben Quayle: Washington DC Office 1419 Longworth HOB Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3361 – Fax: 202-225-3462.