The United States must balance a strong defense with equitable, just practices and policy with other nations and peoples. Diplomacy, dialogue and non-violent conflict resolution (“Soft Power”) are in keeping with our nation's goals and principles and must be our first resort.
Our principles, aspirations and interests are best advanced by supporting self-determination of all nations and supporting the rights, liberties and well-being of the peoples of all nations and ethnicities.
Any military action should be taken with a vote of Congress as required by the constitution.
All governments that possess nuclear weapons should reduce or eliminate their nuclear arsenals. Our government must act to accomplish nuclear nonproliferation, arms reduction, and international control of fissile material.
Our government should not engage in overt or covert efforts to destabilize other nations’ governments.
The government of the United States should work with transnational corporations and lending institutions, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank (a) to improve regulation of financial systems to prevent economic disruptions and (b) to develop ways to better handle Third World debt.
Existing international trade agreements should be renegotiated to incorporate—and future international trade agreements should incorporate—human rights, labor rights, environmental laws, transparency at all levels, and basic democratic procedures.
2014 Policy Priorities
Federal Government: Support a peaceful, two-state solution in Palestine and Israel.
Federal Government: Fully withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014.
Federal Government and United Nations: Call on all governments, including ours, to secure nuclear weapons and reduce their production, stockpiling and testing.