Current language of plank that is being addressed
“Our government does not have the right to justify preemptive invasion of another country on the grounds that the other country harbors, trains, equips and funds a terrorist cell.
Proposed revision or amendment of the current language, or proposed new plank. This is to be added to item i after the existing sentence:
“We urge that the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) passed by Congress on September 14, 2001 in response to the attacks on September 11, 2001 be repealed. The AUMF delegates to the president additional powers not mentioned in the Constitution, and abdicates the responsibility of Congress to declare war. It has been cited as justification for actions in Afghanistan, Cuba (Guantanamo Bay), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Iraq, Kenya, Libya, Philippines, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Numerous studies have shown that the “War on Terror” has created an ever-increasing number of terrorists and has added significantly to the destabilization of the Middle East. It serves to maintain the US in a state of perpetual war.”