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Maricopa County Libertarians Vote to End War, Impeach Bush

Aside from yours truly being elected Secretary of the Maricopa County [of Arizona] Libertarian Party, the below resolution was adoped by the MCLP at our organizing meeting (i.e. convention) held today [December 30, 2006]. Feel free to cut, paste and use a version of this resolution at one of your LP's meetings.

WHEREAS American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world, and conduct foreign policy based on the enlightened principles of non-intervention as espoused by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson; and

WHEREAS the United States government should return to its historical libertarian tradition of avoiding entangling alliances, foreign quarrels and imperialist adventures, while recognizing the natural right to unrestricted trade and travel; and

WHEREAS the United States has intervened in the affairs of Iraq and Afghanistan, nations that neither directly attacked nor threatened America, and our invasion of their sovereign territories is an attempt to impose our values on people in other lands; and

WHEREAS such overt hostilities are immoral and contrary to the principles of the philosophy of libertarianism and the Libertarian Party; and

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Maricopa County Libertarian Party demands that the President of the United States and U.S. Congress act to immediately end the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Armed Forces of the United States have the full support of the Maricopa County Libertarian Party. We believe that the immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces will better ensure their safety and create a more manageable situation for the governments of Iraq and Afghanistan to maintain civil order; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Maricopa County Libertarian Party calls upon the United States Congress to impeach President George W. Bush for lying to the American public about the reasons for invading Iraq and Afghanistan; violating the War Crimes Act of 1996, the 4 th, 5th, 6th and 8th Amendments of the Bill of Rights and Article 1 Sections 8 & 9 of the United States Constitution by allowing the illegal surveillance of American citizens; approving the illegal torturing of prisoners of war; sanctioning the holding of prisoners of war without formal charges, legal representation or a trial by jury; invading sovereign countries without a Congressional declaration of war and illegally using
government funds for domestic political propaganda related to the war on drugs; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED we request that the Arizona Libertarian Party endorse and adopt a similar resolution at its next organizing convention; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the passage of this resolution will be communicated by the Secretary of the Maricopa County Libertarian Party to the Libertarian National Committee, the President and Vice President of the United States, all members of Arizona's Congressional delegation, and all major news media outlets in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

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