Petition statement to be delivered to President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

CONCERNING MILITARY BUDGET AND THE COMMON GOOD

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CONCERNING MILITARY BUDGET AND THE COMMON GOOD

To be delivered to President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Petition Statement


CONCERNING MILITARY BUDGET AND THE COMMON GOOD

WHEREAS, the United States has been involved in war during the last century:

1. WW1 (1917-1918)
2. WW2 (1941-1945)
3. Korean War (1950-1953)
4. Vietnam War (1961-1975)
5. Operation Urgent Fury-Grenada (1983)
6. Operation Just Cause-Panama (1989)
7. Operation Desert Storm-Iraq (January/February 1991)
8. Operation Restore Hope-Somalia (1993)
9. Operations in Europe-Kosovo/Bosnia (1995)
10. Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan (2001-present)
11. Operation Iraqi Freedom-Iraq (2003-present): and

WHEREAS, the current circumstances demonstrate that a majority of US Citizens support a military budget that consumes almost half of the entire annual US budget: and

WHEREAS, U.S. military spending is 46% of the total spent by the 30 biggest spenders. China spends 8%, and the next 28 biggest spenders spend the other 46%; and

WHEREAS, In spite of the recession, major military contractors have realized substantial – even excessive – profits throughout the last decade. Stock prices of major military contractors more than doubled during this period: and

WHEREAS, better accounting methods and competitive bidding could save billions of taxpayer dollars: and

WHEREAS, many US citizens view the US as responsible for keeping safe and open the markets of the world for our corporations: and

WHEREAS, people of good will have historically advocated for peace through justice: and

WHEREAS, we as citizens of the United States believe that the military budget should be reduced 50% and the other 50% committed to building the infrastructure of the nation, education, health care, job creation, and environmental healing: and

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED we petition the President, Congress and the military to reduce the military budget by half, close the overseas bases and stop acting as policemen of the world.

THEREFORE, LET IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED we call upon the President, Congress and people of good will to provide leadership that will challenge the citizens of the United States to actions leading to the wellbeing of all people.


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Petition Background

The military budget needs to be reduced by half and US Army bases around the world need to be closed. We have become an Empire and need to revision ourselves as a nation committed to the common good!

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