No one person should have power to destroy the world

No one person should have the authority to order a first strike nuclear attack, but right now the President of the United States has sole authority to order America's military forces to launch nuclear weapons.

Sign this petition to urge Congress to address this issue right now!

The decision to use nuclear weapons is potentially the most important decision this nation could ever make. A single warhead could kill hundreds of thousands of people; nuclear war could change the face of the planet. Yet, despite the risks, there is no check on the president’s authority to order a nuclear strike.

Congress should require a declaration of war before the president uses nuclear weapons for anything other than retaliation for incoming nuclear threats in order to reduce the chance of an impulsive or irrational launch. 

Congress must enact a law limiting a President's ability to order a nuclear strike unless the United States is under attack by an enemy who is using atomic weapons. 

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    Stephen Licciardello
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  • signed 2017-08-11 11:38:49 -0400
    Thank you Lisa! You are a voice for sanity at this crazy time.
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    Marylis Saltzmann
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-09 18:37:44 -0400
    Sign the petition: No one person should have power to destroy the world
  • @LisaMcCormickNJ tweeted link to this page. 2017-08-09 18:37:41 -0400
    Sign the petition: No one person should have power to destroy the world https://lisamccormicknj.nationbuilder.com/nonuclear?recruiter_id=2
  • signed 2017-08-09 18:37:19 -0400
    Regardless of President Trump’s ignorance, dishonesty and narcissism, this should be an imperative for our democratic society.
  • signed 2017-08-09 18:07:19 -0400
  • published this page in Issues 2017-08-09 17:29:33 -0400