A few dangerous sections in the new “Defense” Authorization Act give presidents the right to launch wars and to indefinitely imprison U.S. citizens and others without charge. A Senate amendment to remove those sections lost, 61-to-37.
But your support for that amendment helped win the votes of those 37 Senators, enough to sustain the veto President Obama has promised.
We need your voice now more than ever. Tell the President to veto the bill as soon as it reaches his desk.
Doing so will set a valuable precedent. Bills that dump over $600 billion into wars and weaponry should always be vetoed and rejected. We should be investing in economic conversion to civilian industries that provide more jobs without all the killing.
If you know people who might agree, please forward this.
Aimee, David, Sarah
and the RootsAction team
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White House Renews Veto Threat
S. 1867, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (see sections 1031-1032)