Victory for our side II
||May 10, 2002
The U.S. House overwhelming approved Congressman Ron Paul's
opposing the International Criminal Court (ICC) at around
12:40 a.m. ET
today. This was not a vote on Congressman Paul's H.R.
4169, The American
Servicemember and Citizens Protection Act of 2002 -- don't
This was the Paul amendment to H.R. 4546 (National Defense
for Fiscal Year 2003) that expresses the sense of
Congress prohibiting the
use of U.S. funds for the ICC.
This amendment is a sense of Congress which means it
expresses the opinion
of Congress. It doesn't have the effect of law.
However, the legislation
that will have the effect of law is H.R. 4169 -- The
and Citizen Protection Act of 2002 which was introduced by
and 18 other members of the House on April 11, 2002. You'll
hear more from
us about H.R. 4169 soon.
The great news is that 264 members of the House have
opinion, by a recorded vote, that no U.S. funds should go to
International Criminal Court. We expect these 264
members to support the
legal prohibition of funds by way of H.R. 4169, The American
and Citizen Protection Act of 2002. But for now, the
vote early this
morning on Congressman Paul's amendment is, without
question, a major
victory for our side!
You can easily learn how your representative voted.
Was he one of the 264
who voted our way or one of the 152 who voted the wrong way?
your representative voted and send him a message of thanks
disappointment. Go to
To read Congressman Paul's press release about this
important vote, go to
You will be hearing more from us about additional work that
necessary to keep American citizens -- military and
civilians -- out of the
clutches of the International Criminal Court , but for now
we have two
major victories for our side.
The Liberty Committee