The will of the people shall be the law of the land. Constitutions, statutes, and ... government are but instruments to carry out the will of the people, and when they fail ... they must be changed to carry out and express the ... will of the people. For over all and above all, and greater than all, and expressing the supreme sovereignty of all, are the people.
US social forum: War Powers: Who Decides?
At the 2010 US Social Forum in Detroit, activists involved in the "Bring the Guard Home - It's the law!" campaign discuss the idea of democratizing defense, giving citizens greater control over decisions about the use of the U.S, military and especially each state's National Guard.
Speakers: Leah Bolger, David Swanson, Kevin Zeese, George Martin
Moderator: Ben Manski
Part 1: "What is 'The problem?' in terms of the way in which decisions about war and peace are made? What are its origins?"
Part 2: "What are the two most important reforms required to democratize defense, and why?"
Part 3: "How do we get there -- how do we build a movement to get there, what does it look like, and what does it do?"
Part 4: Questions from the audience.
Part 5: More questions from the audience.