End Perpetual War for Profit

BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE, THE NINETY-NINE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in order to form a more perfect Union, by, for and of the People, shall elect 878 Delegates on the weekend of June 1st, 2012, and convene a NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY the week of July 4, 2012 in the City Of Philadelphia to prepare and ratify a PETITION FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES on behalf of the Ninety-Nine Percent of the People of the United States to be served upon the United States Congress, United States Supreme Court and President of the United States prior to November 6, 2012.

HELP DRAFT THIS HISTORIC DOCUMENT! The final version of the PETITION FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES, is to be written and ratified solely by the elected Delegates, and may or may not include the following grievance currently suggested by the 99% Declaration Working Group. We are asking you, America's 99%, to inform the representative Delegates and participate in the drafting of the final petition by signing on each grievance you support and if you wish, please add your comments below. Click here to see the full list of grievances.

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Ending Perpetual War for ProfitRecalling all military personnel at all non-essential bases including but not limited to the Cold War era deployments in Europe, South Korea, Japan, Australia and Cuba and refocusing national defense goals to address threats posed by the geopolitics and technology of the 21st century. A new treaty with Russia, China and the other nucler powers to reduce the number of nuclear weapons so complete nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation may be achieved by 2020 or sooner. Congress shall pass new legislation to reinvigorate the War Powers Resolution to limit the deployment of military forces to those instances where Congressional approval has been granted. New laws must be enacted to counter the Military Industrial Complex’s mission of perpetual war for profit, particularly in the Middle East which dramatically benefits the Oil and Gas Complex. The United States has engaged in war after war only to later to discover that the pretexts relied upon to enter these wars were false or exaggerated. The goal of war in a corporate controlled state is to generate profit for shareholders who benefit directly and indirectly when humans kill one another. U.S. military policy can no longer be guided by the desire to make money. The annual savings created by updating our military posture and ending perpetual war for profit will be applied to the jobs and social programs outlined herein. Finally, the draft should be reinstituted without any deferments or exceptions so that the wealthy and priviliged who profit from war will be required to send their children to die with the children of the poor and middle class.

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic Wprocesses. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades." Dwight D. Eisenhower 

 

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Karen Darrah signed 2012-04-15 15:54:05 -0700
Marlin Knight signed 2012-04-10 12:05:42 -0700
Zachary Ordo signed 2012-04-09 19:34:33 -0700
I support all in this Grievance EXCEPT the mandatory draft. Ending the war-for-profit machine will ensure that, with the money saved by ending war profiteering, soldiers will be paid fairly for placing their lives on the line for the country.
Marsha Jamison signed 2012-04-07 15:17:06 -0700
Ryan Hebert signed via Ryan Hebert 2012-04-07 13:14:08 -0700
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Deanie Gilbert signed 2012-04-02 15:23:31 -0700
Richard Hugunine signed 2012-04-02 13:14:08 -0700
Carol Brouillet signed 2012-03-28 23:20:01 -0700
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