Another Vietnam Vet Speaks Out

AND TELLS HIS CONGRESSMEN THE WAY IT IS!

June 26, 2011

 

Ben Cardin was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 20 years before being elected to the Senate in 2006

Dear Editor:

I am a resident of Maryland and recently contacted my U.S. representatives using a web form about usurper Soetoro’s/Obama’s/Soebakrah’s violation of the War Powers Act re Libya.  The following is the response I received from Senator Ben Cardin.

From: “Senator Ben Cardin – Do not reply to this message”
To: RacerJim
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2011 2:28:41 PM
Subject: Re: Cruise missile attacks on Libya

Dear Redacted:

Thank you for contacting me with your concerns regarding the ongoing conflict in Libya.

As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Co-Chair of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, I firmly believe that the United States has a moral obligation to protect vulnerable, innocent civilian populations from the heinous violations of human rights committed by their governments.

I was proud to cosponsor S.Res. 85, a resolution condemning the gross and systematic human rights violations that occurred in Libya, violations that included violent attacks against unarmed civilians peacefully calling for democratic change. S.Res. 85 also urged the United Nations Security Council to take further action to protect civilians in Libya from attack, including the possible imposition of a no-fly zone over Libyan territory. This resolution passed the Senate unanimously on March 1, 2011.

However, American forces are already engaged in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere in the fight against extremist violence, so it is critically important our allies and partners continue to work with us in support of the Libyan people. United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, which passed the Security Council by a vote of 10-0 on March 17, 2011, authorized the implementation of a no-fly zone over Libya and measures to protect civilians under threat of attack. It is important to note that, in addition to UNSCR 1973, a no-fly zone is supported by both the Arab League and the African Union, and called for in another resolution introduced by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) on March 15, 2011 (S.Res. 102).

I am sympathetic to your concerns regarding American involvement in Libya. I want to stress that any military actions taken by the United States should be limited and must be done in conjunction with the international community. On March 31, NATO took command of Western military operations in Libya while U.S. aircraft continue to engage in limited operations in support of our coalition allies.

Again, thank you for contacting me about this important issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future regarding this or any other matter of concern.

Please visit my website at http://cardin.senate.gov/contact/newsletter/ to sign up for my e-newsletter.

Name: RacerJim aka Another PISSED-OFF Vietnam Veteran

My response to Sen. Cardin was:

Dear Senator Cardin:

Thank you for responding to my message to you in which I pointed out Obama’s illegal (per the 1973 “War Powers Act”) initial and continued use of U.S. military forces in Libya. I firmly believe that the U.S. Constitution makes the United States of America a nation of laws rather than men, and a sovereign nation not subordinate to the United Nations. Obviously you and your hero Obama, self-indicted usurper Obama I hasten to add, don’t believe that.

I applaud you for cosponsoring and helping pass S. Res 85, however that resolution in no way, shape or form supercedes the “War Powers Act” or made the United States of America subordinate to the United Nations Security Council. FYI: As Chairman of the United Nations Security Council your hero is in violation of the U.S. Constitution, Section 9, to wit:

“No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”

I admire your loyalty to your hero, especially since he has declared Congress in its entirety, meaning including you, of no concern to him at all — not only with regard to this issue but with regard to other issues as well.

Again, thank you for letting me know that you firmly believe your political ideology/agenda trumps the U.S. Constitution and/or the U.S. Code. I invite you to contact me in the future and let me know how it feels to be declared of no import by your hero because he firmly believes his political ideology/agenda trumps the U.S. Congress.

Cordially,

RacerJim