You've no doubt heard by now that our President ordered the assassination of Iranian Gen. Soleimani over the weekend, which has left many of us wondering if we're going to be involved in World War III just a few days into a new decade. But let's take wondering out of the equation by telling our Reps and Senators to prevent war with Iran -- you know, like they should have done in the defense authorization bill last month but were too chicken to do. Only Congress has the Constitutional power to declare war, after all, even if they've spent the last 60-plus years deferring to our Presidents in exactly the manner our Founders aimed to prevent. Demand Progress, Win Without War, and the Friends Committee on National Legislation all help you write your Congressfolk telling them to stop the march to war with Iran, but I advise you to call your Reps and Senators, too, because we need to clog up their phone lines, or they'll just pretend they didn't hear us.
Folks on the right will tell you that if you oppose our President's unconstitutional action, you don't know anything about the situation, but we're not schmucks and we don't need to taste dung just to make sure it's not really meatloaf. The House impeaches a President, then he goes after a Middle Eastern bogeyman -- gosh, where have we heard this tale before? But those of us who may be more charitably-inclined also may observe plenty of other signs this is all typical Presidential drama -- that our President just couldn't help but drop broad hints about the attack to fellow elites at Mar-a-Lago, that our Administration has absurdly tried to link Mr. Soleimani to the 9.11 attacks, that the Fredo Corleone aspirant who also happens to be our President's middle child actually told Twitter last week that his dad was about to "open a big ol' can of whoop ass," and that virtually every right-winger in America who has spent the last several days lecturing us about Gen. Soleimani never mentioned him before.
Of course, yelling about your supposed "ignorance" in failing to support our President's vanity military attack will only be the beginning -- next they'll tell us we're "weak," and that we're "objectively pro-Iran," and that we're "traitors." We're none of those things, of course -- we're Americans who love our country and hate what Our Glorious Elites constantly do to it. Seriously, they use America like toilet paper and then call you a "traitor" when you point that out. So let's make sure we let our Reps and Senators know how we feel, by using one of the action tools in the first paragraph above, or calling them, or both.