Citizens' Declaration

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Top of pageBottom of page   By Edgar (200.46.134.191) on Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 05:32 pm:

I received the following e-mail:

Dear friend,

I'm writing to ask you to join me in signing a Citizens'Declaration reaffirming our commitment to international cooperation.

The outbreak of war is not the end of the fight for peace -- only the beginning. Around the globe, people are joining together in the declaration below. We will be announcing it in a press conference on Friday, and we need your help to make it as big as possible.

Signing up will only take a minute of your time, but it'll send a message that the momentum built through our opposition to war in Iraq will only keep growing.

You can sign up at:
http://www.moveon.org/declaration/

Here's the text of the Declaration:

A CITIZENS' DECLARATION

As a US-led invasion of Iraq begins, we, the undersigned citizens of many countries,
reaffirm our commitment to addressing international conflicts through the rule of law and the United Nations.

By joining together across countries and continents, we have emerged as a new force for peace. As we grieve for the victims of this war,
we pledge to redouble our efforts to put an end to the Bush Administration's doctrine of pre-emptive attack and the reckless use of military power.

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Thank you.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 06:14 pm:

Edgar,
I may have a small problem with this post. There may be much that I agree with in it but I feel it is putting Soulful Detroit in a position that lends itself to the thinking of a particular group of people. I'm certain from the disussions I have noted on the forum that we as a group are as one in our prayer for peace and an end to war. However, within our unity there exists a rather diverse mix of political ideologies. I get the feeling that this particular petition may show bias in the current crisis and I don't feel it is proper for Soulful Detroit to espouse any one particular political persuassion. I'll let this thread stand for the moment and any comments are welcome, but in all honesty I'm uncomfortable with this particulr request relative to the interests of Soulful Detroit.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Edgar (200.46.134.191) on Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 06:21 pm:

It's OK, Ralph. As Spike would say, "Do the right thing". Edgar.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 06:39 pm:

Thanks for understanding Edgar.


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