New Hampshire Veterans Testify Against Unconstitutional Wars

(Boise, Idaho) – On Friday, January 20 the State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives held a committee hearing on H.B. 229, the "Defend the Guard Act." If passed, this bill would prohibit the deployment the New Hampshire National Guard into active combat without a declaration of war by Congress, as required by Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution.

You can watch the complete hearing here.

"I myself am a Vietnam veteran, which precedes the National Guard being called up for ‘whatever.’ And I don’t like the ‘whatever.’ There should be a reason why they’re called up, and [there] should be justification with the Congress. Vietnam was a war whether they had a declaration of war or not, it was a war. I have enough friends who are on the wall in Washington. They died for a cause," Rep. John Potucek (R-Rockingham 13), the bill’s primary sponsor, told the committee. "I didn’t know a lot about the Guard problem until I got involved in this, and the folks from Bring Our Troops Home sent me this very, extremely informative booklet on defending the Guard. And it’s now called the Defend the Guard bill."

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Veterans Group Says Good Riddance to Liz Cheney

Yesterday was a very important day.

It’s the day the America First movement exiled the most despicable, most debased Swamp Monster on Capitol Hill.

Yesterday Liz Cheney lost renomination for Congress after three terms of using and abusing the people of Wyoming.

The reason is simple: voters are tired of fighting endless wars.

They’re tired of spending trillions of dollars in the Middle East and Central Asia while they struggle to fill their own gas tank or complete a grocery shopping list.

They’re tired of seeing their sons and daughters in uniform come home physically, mentally, and spiritually broken by war.

Or often, not come home at all.

Liz Cheney has been a face of the War Party for years.

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Antiwar.com Co-Founder Endorses ‘Defend the Guard’

(Boise, Idaho) – Today Eric Garris, longtime libertarian activist and Director of Antiwar.com, formally endorsed the "Defend the Guard" movement.

The Defend the Guard Act is state-based legislation which would prohibit the deployment of a state’s National Guard units into active combat without a declaration of war by Congress, as required by Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. As of February 14 it has been sponsored in eleven states for the 2022 legislative session, and is on track to be introduced in over forty states by the end of the year.

"For over 25 years Antiwar.com has reported on the proliferation of endless, undeclared war in the Middle East and around the world," said Garris. "I believe one of the most effective ways of stopping these unconstitutional wars of choice is through ‘Defend the Guard’ legislation. It is the responsibility of states to stand up to the federal government and tell DC that the National Guard will not be sent to war until Congress declares it."

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Veterans’ Group Responds to Liz Cheney: ‘Put Up or Shut Up’

(Boise, Idaho) – Today Bring Our Troops Home, a national organization of Global War on Terror veterans, called on Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney to stop using the U.S. Constitution "as a media prop" and support congressional war powers as stated in Article I, Section 8.

"It is time for Liz Cheney to either put up or shut up. In a weak attempt to defend herself after the Republican National Committee rebuked her, Cheney tried to claim she was standing on constitutional grounds. It is a lie," said Sgt. Dan McKnight, Chairman of Bring Our Troops Home.

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Veterans Group Praises Renewed War Powers Debate on Capitol Hill

Today BringOurTroopsHome.US, a veterans advocacy organization composed of former soldiers of the Global War on Terror and their civilian allies, praised the renewed attention from Congress on the issue of war powers, while simultaneously noting that the effort does not go far enough in returning the United States to a constitutional foreign policy.

Last week, Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Todd Young (R-IN) jointly introduced bipartisan legislation to repeal the Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) passed by Congress in 1991 and 2002 regarding military operations in Iraq. “Congress has been operating on autopilot when it comes to our essential duties to authorize the use of military force,” Senator Young said. “The fact that authorities for both of these wars are still law today is illustrative of the bipartisan failure of Congress to perform its constitutionally-mandated oversight role.”

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BringOurTroopsHome.US Praises Rep. Cori Bush for Signing War Powers Pledge

On Monday BringOurTroopsHome.US, an organization composed of veterans of the Global War on Terror and their civilian allies, praised last week’s swearing-in of Congresswoman Cori Bush of Missouri. As a candidate, freshman Democrat Rep. Bush was proud to sign our Congressional War Powers Protection Pledge.

The pledge stipulates that the signer will exercise Congress’ Article I Section 8 constitutional authority to debate and vote on declarations of war before engaging our soldiers in active combat operations. While presidents may respond to sudden attacks against U.S. territory or our armed forces, it is the duty of the people’s representative body to deliberate, approve or reject the deployment of our armed forces overseas.

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