Whereas The United States Constitution places the authority to declare war within the delegated duties of congress.
Whereas The War Powers Act specifies the powers of the President to take military action only pursuant to (1) a declaration of war, (2) specific statutory authorization, or (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.
Whereas the Libertarian Party of Iowa believes in the non-interventionist traditions of our nation at its founding; as the American people have not been presented evidence that the United States or its people were under direct or imminent threat by the nation of Syria.
The Libertarian Party of Iowa hereby condemns the aggressive and unconstitutional acts of war as ordered by President Trump. We call for immediate debate on this issue with the proper congressional authorities and for all of Iowa’s congressional representatives to condemn and oppose these unconstitutional acts. We call for a diplomatic solution so the tragic killing of Syrian civilians will not be repeated.
Libertarian Party of Iowa State Central Committee
April 7, 2017