Before going to war, hold televised debate

2013-08-30T00:00:00Z Before going to war, hold televised debate nwitimes.com
August 30, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The decision to wage war is the most important decision a country makes. Our Constitution calls for Congress to make the declaration.

The War Powers Act supposedly gives the president this authority, but it really doesn't. Regardless what the president and Congress decide to do, the Constitution requires, through the Supremacy Clause and the UN Charter, approval from the UN Security Council.

To perpetrate this illusion of democracy, there is always a propaganda campaign to convince us war is the answer. The truth is always the first casualty in war.

Two political parties, owned lock, stock and barrel by giant corporations, give the people only token representation. The peace and social justice movement represent the people.

A televised war council in which the political and military establishment would debate members of the peace and social justice movement could give Americans the information needed before the momentous decision whether to go to war is made.

Nick Egnatz, Munster

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