#International Affairs
United States Senate
United States of America

Here are our thoughts as to why we believe this petition is urgently important.
----Janine Turner & Juliette Turner

Your ancestry and the Founding Fathers feared the unchecked autocracy of a king, a tyrant, a dictator—or even an American president—that allowed one man to risk, and possibly ruin, the safety, liberty, and sovereignty of the people. They not only believed but knew first hand that fallible human weakness inherent in a leader, made ruthless by the quest for power and unquenchable vanity, could and would leave the people vulnerable and violated if left unchecked.

The Founding Fathers left a way to check and balance such tyrannical behavior. It was simply and specifically written in America’s founding document, the United States Constitution. Yet, this world acclaimed and historically proven document is only viable if you insist it be. If no resistance is met then silent, slippery usurpations blend into precedents upon which Presidents prey.

One such violation is happening before your very eyes—the current Iranian negotiations and impending deal. This “deal,” a treaty by another name, is supposed to be read, checked, debated, and vetted by your representatives in the United States Senate. Article II, Section II, Clause II of the Constitution states, “He (President) shall have power, by and with the advice and Consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two-thirds present concur.” In other words, the President cannot make a deal with another country and impose it upon you without your approval which flows through your duly elected Senator.

President Obama, however, is banking on the hope that you, and the majority of the American people, do not know the United States Constitution. Apathetic ignorance is the trump card which enables him to slide the Iranian deal into effect without being accountable to anyone.

My friends, this action, no matter what the precedent or the title of the deal, is a blatant infringement upon your democratic rights and the results could be disastrous – literally. Both President Obama and his administration will argue that the “deal” is technically not a “treaty.” (Merriam Webster defines the word treaty, “an official agreement that is made between two or more countries or groups.”) The Obama administration deceptively calls the negotiations the “Iranian deal,” even though it is “an official agreement that is being made between two or more countries” – the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France & Germany and Iran.

Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69, which defines Article II, Section II, Clause II, refers to treaties as such that involve peace, commerce, alliance and every other description. The definition of the Iranian deal certainly falls into these categories.

President Obama’s unilateral attempt to execute the impending “Iranian deal” upon you without approval of the Senate is deplorable and apocalyptically dangerous. Even more stunning is the lack of revolt by the press, the people, and the Congress. Everyone’s focus is on the contents of the deal and the implications of the deal, not on how to stop the deal from being implemented.

Everyone except for Senator Lindsey Graham. Senator Graham is putting forth a bill that insists on the Iranian deal being subjected to an up or down vote in the Senate. Though I respect and admire Senator Lindsey Graham immensely and applaud him for doing so, there are two flaws to this method: a) it is not necessary – Senate approval is already a law under our United States Constitution; b) it allows the President to veto the bill, which then paralyzes debate, approval, and recourse.

The mechanism already exists: Article II, Section II, Clause II. It simply has to be enforced. No excuse or ready precedent or supposed air tight definitive can usurp the due protection you are entitled by this current Constitutional law of the land. Only your silence can accomplish this. Stand up and take back your voice. You have the right. You have the law. You have the opportunity. Call your Senator today. Insist that the Constitutional law be followed: that the Iranian deal stand the scrutiny of the Senate as prescribed in Article II, Section II, Clause II.

Facebook, Twitter, e-mail your friends. Your time has come. Petition. You must not forfeit your rights, your safety - your Constitution - because you have succumbed to the abetted belief that you can make no difference. Ring the warning bell. Be a Paul Revere.

Be a part of the collective wisdom of the people. Americans rule together; Americans must be heard. Your time is now. Patrick Henry says it best,

"They tell us sir that we are weak – unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have us bound hand and foot?"

Rally for your rights and for the enforcement of Article II, Section II, Clause II – before America’s enemies are at your door step.

Janine Turner & Juliette Turner

Founder - Constituting America

National Youth Director - Constituting America

March 4, 2015

We, the undersigned, call on the United States Senate to demand that Constitutional law be followed: that the Iranian deal stand the scrutiny of the Senate as prescribed in Article II, Section II, Clause II.

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