The United States must balance a strong defense with due respect for 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.
Supporting self-determination of all nations and supporting the rights, liberties, and well being of the peoples of all nations and ethnicities best advance our principles, aspirations and interests.
Any prolonged military engagement should have Congressional authorization as required by the Constitution.
We favor nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear 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 to develop ways to better handle Third World debt, including debt forgiveness where repayment is not feasible.
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.
2016 Policy Priorities
U.S. federal government: Pay all back dues to the United Nations.
U.S. Congress: Reduce discretionary military spending and reinvest savings to green energy, health, education, housing, and infrastructure.
Federal Government and United Nations: Call on all governments, including ours, to secure nuclear weapons and reduce their production, stockpiling and testing. Negotiate further reductions in nuclear warheads.
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