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October 3, 2016

Three new SUCCESS stories to report

Three new success stories that move things in a Downsize DC direction. Retweet

We have two positive things to share with you about disentangling the U.S. from its alliance with the evil Saudi Arabia. Plus, we have another positive thing to tell you about the bill to repeal draft registration.

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SUCCESS #1: Rand Paul was able to force a vote on his proposal to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia

This may sound like a small thing, especially given that Rand’s proposal lost by a significant margin. But it’s actually amazing that it even came to a vote, given what a threat it was to the business of the Military Industrial Complex. Our interpretation…

Congress is increasingly willing to consider proposals that question or reduce the longstanding U.S. alliance with Saudi Arabia. Here’s more evidence of that…

SUCCESS #2: The Senate voted to OVERRIDE (97 to 1) President Obama’s veto of a bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia.

This is huge! It’s another step toward potentially disentangling the U.S. from the evil Saudi Arabia. It may even result in more revelations, divulged in court, of Saudi complicity in 9/11.

SUCCESS #3: The House bill to repeal draft registration has a new co-sponsor.

The newest co-sponsor is Thomas Massie of Kentucky. This brings us to eight House sponsors for HR 4523 and one Senate sponsor for S 3041. Besides Massie, they are…

Rand Paul of Kentucky in the Senate. In the House…

  • California: Mark DeSaulnier [11], Dana Rohrabacher [48]
  • Colorado: Jared Polis [2]
  • Michigan: Fred Upton   [6]
  • Oregon: Peter DeFazio [4]
  • Utah: Jason Chaffetz [3]

If you do NOT see your House Rep listed, then please take immediate action to build on this progress. If you too want to end draft registration then please tell your reps to co-sponsor these bills. The hardwired message to Congress for this campaign reads…

I want my House Rep to co-sponsor HR 4523 and my Senators to co-sponsor S. 3041. These bills would repeal draft registration.

You can copy or edit the following for your personal comments…

The all-volunteer military has been a smashing success. Honor that success by ending draft registration. We should never return to enslaving people against their wishes, as we did in Vietnam. Calling that a “defense of freedom” is hypocritical.


Thank you for being an ACTIVE DC Downsizer,

Jim Babka & Perry Willis

Downsize DC

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