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500,000 sign Petition Barring Trump’s Nuclear Weapons Use

500K People Sign 500K People Sign Petition Barring Trump’s Nuclear Weapons Use, telesyr, 4 May 17 According to the bill, the President will be prohibited from using the Armed Forces to conduct a “first-use nuclear strike” until a congressional declaration of war expressly authorized such a strike.

Nearly half a million people have signed a petition supporting the “Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017,” a legislative proposal submitted to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday.

The legislation, introduced by Rep. Ted Lieu of California and Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, is aimed at keeping U.S. President Donald Trump from launching a nuclear weapon without Congress’ approval of declaring a war.

Calling out Trump’s rhetoric on North Korea and Russia, Markey called the action, “absolutely critical during the Trump administration,” adding that the petition is “a reflection of concern across our country of the use of nuclear weapons by the president.” Just recently, the president tweeted that there’s a possibility of a “major, major” conflict with North Korea over the ongoing tension between the U.S. and Pyongyang’s nuclear program.

“A nuclear first strike, which can kill hundreds of millions of people and invite a retaliatory strike that can destroy America, is war,” Lieu said.

“The current nuclear launch approval process, which gives the decision to potentially end civilization as we know it to a single individual, is flatly unconstitutional. Furthermore, the single individual currently possessing the sole power to start World War Three is Donald J. Trump.”…..http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/500K-People-Sign-Petition-Barring-Trumps-Nuclear-Weapons-Use-20170503-0028.html

 

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May 5, 2017 - Posted by | ACTION, USA

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