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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 12:48 PM

Democrats wants to remove the Presidents unilateral power to launch nukes

Nearly three dozen House Democrats on Monday called on Biden to relinquish his sole authority to launch nuclear weapons, in the latest appeal to reform the command-and-control structure so that no single person can initiate a nuclear war.
Thirty-one House Democrats signed the letter, including Illhan Omar, Jim Costa, Jimmy Panetta and Ted Lieu.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjp57d/democrats-ask-biden-to-give-up-his-unilateral-power-to-launch-nukes

Loonies of the right, who is not able to read more than half of a sentence, are wondering why a Party would take those amazing powers away from their own president. Another example of what separates the two parties!

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Reply Democrats wants to remove the Presidents unilateral power to launch nukes (Original post)
TomWilm Feb 27 OP
Chainfire Feb 27 #1
empedocles Feb 27 #5
TomWilm Feb 27 #7
Chainfire Feb 27 #2
Turbineguy Feb 27 #3
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 27 #4
TomWilm Feb 27 #6

Response to TomWilm (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 01:04 PM

1. I could see that for an offensive launch, the initiation of nuclear warfare,

but not in reaction to a launch by other players. When seconds count, you can't afford to wait minutes. That is why sole authority was granted to begin with. The MAD philosophy is what keeps the genii in the bottle, if you reject that MAD policy, and that could well be the most rational path, then we just as well destroy our arsenal unilaterally.

Of course it is academic, because if any open nuke warfare begins, civilization, or what passed as civilization, ends and a prolonged dying off of the human species begins. The surviving species would probably view it as a good riddance.

All we are saying is, is give roaches a chance.

I understand why the issue is important now; we have seen that we are quite capable of putting madmen in the White House.

I can predict with certainty that the Republicans will use this letter to further spread the lie that Biden is suffering from dementia, and the Democrats are afraid of what he may do. It is handing them propaganda possibilities on a silver platter.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 02:41 PM

5. TY

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 05:56 PM

7. No reason to predict what is already stated in the text...

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Response to TomWilm (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 01:10 PM

3. That makes a lot of sense

With trump promising to install himself as President in 2025.

If not next month.

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Response to TomWilm (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 02:32 PM

4. And they didnt propose this any time in the last four years?

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 05:53 PM

6. Weird question, of course they did...

Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2019: This bill prohibits the President from conducting a nuclear strike against an enemy that did not first launch a nuclear strike against the United States or a U.S. ally, unless Congress expressly authorizes such a strike.

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