Senators Don't Have To Be Gutless

After eleven years of U.S. warfare in Afghanistan, the twisted ethos of perpetual war goes virtually unchallenged among the 100 members of the U.S. Senate.

With undue presidential power for making war, the deference is deafening -- and deadly. But it doesn't have to be that way.

No one in today's Senate comes close to the record of Senator Wayne Morse, who was willing to directly challenge the president of his own party as the war in Vietnam gathered momentum.

Senator Morse, speaking in 1964, puts the Senators of 2012 to shame. Take a look below.

Let your Senators know that you're fed up with perpetual war -- and you intend to hold them to a high standard.

This clip is from War Made Easy, a film and a book by RootsAction.org Co-Founder Norman Solomon.

Events:
October 5-7, 2012, everywhere, oppose threats to Syria and Iran
October 5, 2012, Concord, NH, peace event with David Swanson
October 5, 2012, Charlottesville, Va., no drones event with Nick Mottern
October 6-13, 2012, everywhere, keep space for peace

A British MP Our Senators Could Learn From:

Here's one Senator who has shown a spine on this issue, albeit with a president of the other party and with dangerous indifference to international law.  We could use more such support for Congressional war powers from members of both parties: