Call on your senators to stand against war with North Korea.
This week marks the 72nd anniversary of the United States nuclear attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, and the end of World War II. In the midst of this anniversary, the United States finds itself in a dangerous dance with North Korea: On Monday North Korea announced they are prepared to take “ultimate measures” to challenge recent United Nations-imposed sanctions, and on Tuesday, 45 responded by threatening North Korea with “fire and fury,” a threat that is strikingly similar to Harry Truman’s Hiroshima bombing announcement in 1945. Today’s #DailyRevolution is to call your senators to stand against a war with North Korea.
It has been more than seven decades since the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, becoming the first country to use nuclear weapons in a war. The attack killed more than 200,000 people and left the two Japanese cities devastated. Based on the devastation they experienced in 1945, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling for global cooperation to denuclearize the world: "For us to truly realize a world without nuclear weapons, the participation of both nuclear weapon states and non-nuclear weapon states is necessary.”
The U.S. Constitution grants Congress the right to declare war; it is not a decision any president can make alone (not that this is likely to stop 45 from trying). That is why it is so important that we call today, and make it known that we do not want to go to war with North Korea. Our senators essentially have two options: continue to advocate for diplomacy or allow 45 to kill hundreds of thousands, potentially millions, of people. Today’s action is crucial, due to the potentially catastrophic consequences of allowing 45 to act unchecked.
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Dodging blame, China urges U.S. to stop hurling threats at North Korea - The Washington Post
With North Korea, Past Presidents Preferred Words Over ‘Fire’ - The New York Times